National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon

Make plans to join us for a powerful conversation around trends and best practices for creating an inclusive workplace!

October 5, 2021
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
1351 SW Arvonia Place
Topeka, KS 66615

Each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month efforts are led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. However, the true spirit of the initiative lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level nationwide.

Join us in Topeka for a fun and informative panel conversation in which local experts will take a deep dive into disability employment, the benefits of a disability-inclusive workplace, and what you can do to promote diversity and disability-inclusion in your workplace hiring practices.


Kip Elliot

Attorney, Disability Rights Center of Kansas

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Brad Linnenkamp

Self Advocate, Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK)

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R. Norm Johnson

Director of Human Resources, Giant Communications

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Martha Gabehart

Executive Director, Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns

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Check-In and Networking, 11:00 a.m.
Lunch, 11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Safety Precautions and Expectations:

We are closely monitoring the current health environment of our community and adhering to CDC guidelines to help ensure participant safety at this event. The luncheon will be limited to the first 80 persons registered. Proof of vaccination is required with your RSVP. A plated, served lunch will be provided to avoid crowding and congregating. Attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times, except when eating or drinking.

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