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National Workforce Crisis Awareness Day

September 27, 2018 |11:00AM|Columbus, Ohio
Join us at the statehouse to help bring awareness to this national workforce crisis. Many individuals with disabilities lack the resources, staff, or access to achieve equal opportunities. Advocacy matters. Our legislatures and communities need to hear our unified voice. Spread the word, engage your community, and come pack the statehouse plaza.
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National Workforce Crisis Awareness Day

September 27, 2018 |11:00AM | Columbus, Ohio
Join us at the statehouse to help bring awareness to this national workforce crisis. Many individuals with disabilities lack the resources, staff, or access to achieve equal opportunities. Advocacy matters. Our legislatures and communities need to hear our unified voice. Spread the word, engage your community, and come pack the statehouse plaza.
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About Bridge2Equality

We believe people with developmental disabilities in Ohio and across the nation deserve to have their voice heard. There is a workforce crisis and we want to take a stand and play our part in bringing about awareness of this crisis. We need YOUR  help to create a unified voice that can be heard by our legislature and community.

Where It’s At

September 27, 2018

11:00AM – 1:00PM

Ohio Statehouse West Plaza

1 Capitol Square

Columbus, Ohio 43215

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS

FAMILIES

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS

FAMILIES

1. SHOW UP AT THE RALLY OR HOLD LOCAL EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 27

 

2. MAKE A VIDEO AND TAG @BRIDGE2EQUALITY

3. ESTABLISH A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL STANDARD 
OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION

A common underlying issue for this systemic failure is the lack of a Standard Occupational Code (SOC) through the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Currently, DSPs are misclassified in labor reports as Personal Care Assistants or Home Health Aides, job classifications that do not adequately represent the skill requirements of a Direct Support Professional. To confront this, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is leading a nationwide effort to Establish a Direct Support Professional Standardized Occupational CodeREAD MORE

Bridge 2 Equality

September 27th, 2018

10:00 am
Check-In
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10:20 am
Welcome

With John Doe

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10:45 am
Getting Started With Divi

With Jane Smith

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12:00 Pm
Lunch Break

Lunch Provided

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1:00 pm
Customizing Divi

With Janet Thompson

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1:45 PM
Building Divi Products

With Brian Chapman

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3:00 PM
Divi Example Showcase
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Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Director John Martin
Director John Martin

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilties

Leonard Larson
Leonard Larson

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Ruth Leonard
Ruth Leonard

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Susie Vaughn
Susie Vaughn

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Want to Speak at this Meetup or at a Future Meetup?
Connor Kim
Connor Kim

Marketing Head, Microsoft

Eleanor Higgins
Eleanor Higgins

Marketing Head, Microsoft

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Get in Touch

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

*Image courtesy of the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center (UMN.RTC.COM).

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for making this event FREE to attend