Empowerment Forum For People with Disabilities

5th Annual Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

This year’s forum is scheduled for Thursday August 17, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, Maine, 04210.

The Empowerment Forum is hosted by the Five+ Councils Collaborative who represent the Statewide Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Councils for VR & Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired VR, Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened, the State Workforce Board’s Commission on Disability & Employment, and the Consumer Council System of Maine.

Each year, the Empowerment Forum provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy opportunities and skills through speakers, workshops on specific issues, and panel discussions.

Registration information will be coming soon...

 


Last Year's Forum

Thursday, August 18, 2016 

4th Annual Empowerment Forum for People with Disabilities

Travis Mills and Family

Keynote speaker SSG Travis Mills, retired United States Army Staff Sergeant, a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds.Travis lives by his motto:

“Never give up. Never quit.”

 


The Empowerment Forum is hosted by the Five+ Councils Collaborative who represent the Statewide Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Councils for VR & Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired VR, Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened, the State Workforce Board’s Commission on Disability & Employment, and the Consumer Council System of Maine.

 

 

 

 

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