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 Donna Curtin, Chair: 802-249-5203
Would you like a copy of our quarterly, free digital newsletter, Abilities? It has interesting articles about the success of people with disabilities and important legislative and regulatory changes that could affect people with disabilities. If you are interested in receiving this, send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Abilities." We will do the rest.
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 - Teddy Bears without limbs.
It is a very heartwarming story. BTW, the runner is Eileen Casey, Vice-Chair of the Governor's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities.