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disabilities find jobs, develop friendships, and live independently.

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BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT: JUST THE FACTS

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT: JUST THE FACTS

Presentation Topics:Benefits of Getting a JobNew Federal Regulations Impacting EmploymentBarriers & Misconceptions About Going to Work ResourcesWork Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA) ABLE Act Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:00pm  7:30pm Regional Center of Orange County, 1525 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705 Cost: FREE Please RSVP, Space is limited To RSVP please contact the following: Darlene at Integrated Resources Institute (949) 232-1172 OR Darlene@irioc.org   Light Refreshments will be served.  Please note we are unable to provide childcare.                                                     This Workshop is sponsored by Integrated Resources Institute and Project Independence through joint grant from the State Council on Developmental DisabilitiesRead More

HEALTH MATTERS: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities

HEALTH MATTERS: Workforce diversity includes people with disabilities

For 20 years, Marcell Bassett has worked a full-time job in the Recovery Department at IKEA in Orange County.  IKEA, the world’s largest home furnishing company, was founded more than 60 years ago in Sweden.It may not seem remarkable to hold a job for two decades; however, for a person with a disability, it is quite an accomplishment for both the employer and the employee.To encourage employers to include people with disabilities in the workforce, October has been designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Established in 1945 as National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, with a name change inRead More

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OC Marathon

May 7,2017

Join us again this year at the Orange County Marathon. We will be cheering on all the runners including our teams from Project Independence at the award-winning Water Station Mile 23. Come join us for the fun!

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Walk for Independence

September 9, 2017

Here we go! This will be our 8th Annual Walk For Independence raising support and awareness for the wonderful people we serve. Last year we raised ten of thousands of dollars and celebrated our new community partners including Paul Mitchell, Cane’s, Fluidmaster, Target, Home Depot and so many more. But, most importantly, it was so much fun. We are currently adding to this wonderful list of those who support our mission as sponsors, donors, registrants, exhibitors and volunteers. Join us for the fun! Look for more information under Events. Start your team now and we will see you there!

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