Event Calendar

Go Beyond: Transition to Employment for Young Adults with Special Needs

Friday, April 12, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 E. Frederick St., Binghamton, NY 13904
Description: Featuring: John Robinson

John Robinson will share his story of living, adapting, and succeeding in business as an individual with a physical disability. Born a quadruple amputee, John shares life experiences with humor and thought about where we are as people today and tomorrow.

In March, 2018, John Robinson was awarded the Capital Region Chamber Champion of the Year in front of 1100 New York business leaders! John Proudly accepted one of ten national White House Champions of Change for Disability Employment in 2014 in Washington, D.C. Since 2011, he's served as managing partner, CEO, and Founder of Our Ability, which provides inclusive workforce and employment consulting, mentoring, workshops, keynotes, and seminars on disability and diversity. Our Ability is building a coalition of New York State businesses interested in hiring individuals with disabilities. John currently serves as an advocate for people with disabilities with the Disability: IN NY and was the subject of, "Get off your Knees: the John Robinson Story," a public television documentary and autobiography.

Sponsored by: Family Resource Network, Parent Technical Assistance Center, STIC, and Our Ability

Light Refreshments will be available.

To register online, please follow the link below. To register by phone, please call (607)432-0001.
Contact Information:
Robin Piefer