Welcome to the Governor's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD).
We are a mandated group of volunteers with a broad range of personal and professional experience who are passionate about employment opportunities for all.
Our mission is to:
- Advise the Governor on current issues pertaining to the employment of people with disabilities in our State;
- Promote relationships among business, government, and service providers to expand opportunities for the employment of people with disabilities;
- Increase awareness of the abundant talent of an underutilized pool of valuable potential employees; and,
- Inform employers about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and of the availability of assistive technologies for supporting successful employment.
Want to join the GCEPD? Contact the Executive Coordinator, Neal Meier at 802-279-1373 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WE stay busy on the GCEPD. Follow this link to find out what Vice-Chair Eileen Casey has been doing.To raise awareness and to give comfort to people with disabilities the Vermont Teddy Bear Company is making Teddy Bears without limbs. Here is a link to a recent news article - http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Teddy-Bears-With-Limb-Loss-Celebrate-Different-Body-Types-420005563.html
It is a very heartwarming story but, regretfully, you have to sit through a 30-second commercial. BTW, the runner is Eileen Casey, Vice-Chair of the Governor's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities.