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Walk-N-Roll

Of interest to tourists

Date: 10/18/2013

Time & Place:
1:30 pm Waco City Hall / Heritage Square

Description:
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Waco Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities will recognize five local businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to the employment of people with disabilities. Local employers Prophecy Media Group, Waco Distribution Center, Walgreens Store #4607, Temple Wal-Mart, and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living will be honored for making a significant contribution to promoting workplace diversity and accessibility. Following the awards ceremony, residents are invited to participate in the Central Texas Walk-N-Roll Celebration, a free event in downtown Waco that will have exhibitions, refreshments, and activities for children. This event raises awareness about disabilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a campaign held every October by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. The Walk-N-Roll Celebration is presented by DARS with the following community partners: the Waco Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, the Waco Founder Lions Club, Workforce Solutions, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Education Service Center Region 12, Heart of Central Texas Independent Living, and Amerigroup. DARS is a state agency whose mission is to ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities and children who have developmental delays enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives. For information about DARS services, please call the DARS Inquiries Line at 1-800-628-5115 or visit www.dars.state.tx.us.

 
2013 Lex Frieden Employment Awards

Of interest to tourists

Date: 10/18/2013

Time & Place:
11:30 am Waco Convention Center, Brazos Ballroom South 100 Washington Avenue, Waco TX

Description:
2013 Lex Frieden Employment Awards honors employers who go above and beyond when hiring, training, and maintaining positive working relationships with employees with disabilities, as well as others who promote full inclusion. The event is open to the public (reservations are required). Tickets are for the luncheon are $30, but there are a limited number of complimentary tickets available. Go to http://tinyurl.com/2013LFEATickets to purchase or request tickets. The luncheon is at 11:30 am at the Waco Convention Center. Lex Frieden will be in attendance to offer a Welcome Address. Additionally, the DARS Divisions for Blind Services (DBS) and Rehabilitation Services (DRS) have selected local businesses of the year and they will be recognized at the luncheon and the Walk-N-Roll ceremonies which follow immediately after the luncheon. Lex Frieden and DARS-DRS Deputy Commissioner Cheryl Fuller will be in attendance to offer a Welcome Address. The keynote speaker is Scott Tisdale, Global Vice President ofSupply Chain & Distribution Services for Follett, the nation's largest operator of college bookstores. Event sponsors include: Amerigroup, PCSI, Inc., The Exchange, The Waco Convention Center, Bell County Judges and Commissioners Committee, Innovative Seating and Mobility, Sign of the Times-Interpreters to Go, Texas Rehab ACTion Network and Acces2Life. The 2013 Texas Governors Committee Lex Freiden Employment Awards Luncheon is being hosted by the Waco Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities.

On the Web: http://tinyurl.com/2013LFEATickets

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