PROGRESS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAMS

BRAINSTORMING BREAKFAST

In recognition of the 25th Anniversary of an act that changed the lives of people with disabilities, PCIL and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce are hosting their first brainstorming breakfast with Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone as keynote speaker, a panel about the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act and a fun brainstorming exercise to uncover the issues that need to be addressed within the community.

ROAD TO FREEDOM / ADA BUS

Progress Center for Independent Living will host The ADA Legacy Tour, The Road to Freedom ADA Bus, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On display will be historic photos of the disability civil rights movement taken by Tom Olin, who will be present during the event and will take a group photo. The Road to Freedom ADA Bus features exciting activities that connect participants nationwide. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a historic event and we hope to see you there.

THE SHADOW-TO-TRIAL-TO-HIRE PROGRAM

In an effort to increase the employment of people with disabilities, PCIL will establish a performance-based hiring program for individuals with disabilities who have difficulty with interviewing but possess strong work performance potential. This program will allow employers to evaluate work potential without the obligation of having to immediately hire. The program will match employers with potential workers based on their skill sets and genuine interests. They will shadow an employee for two-three weeks to learn the essentials of the work environment. Employers will rate progress via two evaluation periods to determine further employment, or to provide suggestions for improvement.