The Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities invites all community members to its annual event in celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, on Tuesday, October 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Culinary Arts Bistro at Somerville High School (atrium entrance), and will feature live performances and a panel discussion on “Inclusionary Workplace Practices” led by Susan Fendell from the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, Joe Bellil from Easter Seals, and Jini Fairley.
This year, the Commission will also present an award to a community member who has demonstrated a deep commitment to serving individuals with disabilities. The Commission has chosen to recognize Desiree Forte, Youth Services Coordinator from Easter Seals Massachusetts.
For more information, contact the City of Somerville’s Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Nency Salamoun, at NSalamoun@somervillema.gov or 617-625-6600 ext. 2323.
Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.