Three individuals served, Stacy, Sam and Mercedes, attended the Employment First Summit Creating Equity and Access Summit, which is an opportunity for professionals, employers, job coaches, caregivers, people with disabilities, family members, students, etc. to learn about raising awareness, increasing opportunities, and sustaining competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities. It was held on April 6, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. The keynote speakers were:
- Kaye Monk-Morgan, Chief Impact Officer and Teacher with the Kansas Leadership Center
- Dan Meers, “KC Wolf” mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs
“My motivation for attending was to just see if I could find out more information and resources related to employment for our individuals,” says site supervisor, Tori Winger. “I feel like the clients got a lot of advocacy encouragement. In one of our sessions, they chanted, “What do you want?” and the response was, “Real Jobs.” And then they asked, “When do you want it?” The response was, “Right now!” I really liked that session. It was cool to see everyone so passionate about getting jobs.