Grand Opening: Belle Isle ADA Accessibility Playground
October 20, 2016, 11:30am - October 20, 2016, 12:00pm
Belle Isle Nature Zoo
Please join us for the official opening for a nature-themed playground that is the first on the island to comply with access guidelines under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The grand opening will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, located at 1928 Lakeside Drive, following the 9 a.m. Belle Isle Park Advisory Committee meeting (which has been moved to the Belle Isle Nature Zoo).
Thanks to the Sigma Gamma Foundation and the DNR, the new, fully accessible playground will include a range of equipment that allows children of all abilities to enjoy the park's newest attraction and only accessible play area. The playground will be accessible at ground level and meets ADA standards. Poured-in-place surfacing and new sidewalks provide access to the play equipment.
The nature-themed playground is located between the Belle Isle Nature Zoo and Lake Muskoday.
For more information, contact Amanda Hertl, landscape architect for the DNR, at 313-269-7430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Upcoming event addressing authentic, community employment for applicants with disabilities! Thursday, October 20th from 7pm-8:30pm at The Ross School of Business 6th floor Colloquium, 701 Tappan Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109: "Businesses need reliable employees, and young people with disabilities are looking for meaningful work experiences. We want to bridge that gap and create a more inclusive and diverse workforce."
There will be a 30 minute panel led by Ford, Microsoft, and local businesses that currently employ people with disabilities, followed by breakout discussion. #Authenticity #Employment ... See MoreSee Less
A Community Conversation: Employing People with Disabilities
October 20, 2016, 7:00pm - October 20, 2016, 8:30pm
The Ross School of Business, 6th Floor Colloquium
The idea is simple: Businesses need reliable employees, and young people with disabilities are looking for meaningful work experiences. We want to bridge that gap and create a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Each year, more and more people with disabilities are left unemployed upon graduating from school and are denied the opportunity to participate in our community. We're bringing business owners, students, and educators together to talk about how we can create employment opportunities for people with cognitive disabilities: It’s up to us to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we need your help!
We'll have a brief panel to hear how Microsoft and Ford implemented programs to employ people with disabilities, and how these practices have worked for local companies like Quality 16 Theaters and Bivouac. Following the panel, we'll break out to discuss potential solutions over refreshments.
"Many people don’t even view him like they do a child with some other set of challenges. I mean, no one would look at a child with a learning disability and say, 'Did you know he was going to have this? And you still chose to have him?'" #Belonging ... See MoreSee Less