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The following article was posted on October 23rd, 2013, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 14, Issue 33 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 33

Community Corner: Opportunities expo celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

PathPoint celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month on Oct. 24 with the annual Santa Maria Opportunities Expo. The theme for this year’s festivities is “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task.”

The Opportunities Expo showcases service opportunities available to adults with disabilities living in Northern Santa Barbara and Southern San Luis Obispo counties. The event will be hosted at the Santa Maria Veterans Memorial Hall, located at 313 W. Tunnell St., from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

PathPoint is a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive services and programs to people with disabilities. The organization collaborates with more than 50 local employers and community partners to provide opportunities for approximately 100 individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.

“Through these events, we are able to encourage and provide a venue to engage and interact with and learn about how to support our Santa Maria community members with disabilities and disadvantages,” said Alana Walczack, PathPoint’s vice president and director of Santa Barbara County, in a press release.

For more information about National Disability Employment Awareness Month events or PathPoint’s services and programs, contact Rajan De Los Santos at Christie Communications by calling 969-3744 or e-mailing rajan@christiecomm.com.

 

Staff writer Camillia Lanham compiled this week’s Community Corner. Send comments or ideas to the Sun via e-mail at clanham@santamariasun.com.