Disability Mentoring Day 2006
We have been
preparing for this year's Disability Mentoring Day in
Vermont. Disability Mentoring Day is a large-scale,
broad-based effort designed to promote career development for students
and other job seekers with disabilities (mentees) through hands-on
career exploration, job shadowing, and internship or employment
opportunities, and matching of mentee/mentor relationships.
Disability Mentoring Day: Career Development for the 21st Century,
will be commemorated on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 as the
official kick-off for a year-round effort.
We invite you to
participate in this annual event to promote the career exploration of
people with disabilities. Our local web site includes all the
materials and information you should need to participate in DMD.
Check our site at:
The site includes mentor and mentee applications and other useful
links. We encourage you to recruit mentees first, then recruit
employers to match their request. In order to keep track of all
mentor partnerships throughout the state, we ask that you maintain the
attached Mentor Log 2006. This way we can submit our
report to the national office of AAPD in Washington DC.
We will be hosting
an event at UVM on Wednesday October 18 from 9:00-12:00 at Memorial
Lounge, Waterman Building
http://www.uvm.edu/access/?&Page=ddam/index.html. This event
will include a welcoming with breakfast, a performance of
"Bill's Bill" by the Awareness Theater Company (not to be
missed!!), followed by group tours of various departments within or
near the University of Vermont. Tours will include:
Sodexho Food Services
UVM Art Department
UVM Radio Station WRUV 90.1 FM
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Please check our web site and consider getting involved with DMD
if you have not already done so. The mentor concept is a great
way opening doors for people with disabilities and potential
If you have any questions, please email me or contact any of our
steering committee members.
Vermont DMD Steering Committee:
Bryan Dague: [log in to unmask]
Dale Hindmarsh [log in to unmask]
Becky Leggett: [log in to unmask]
Karen Hussey: [log in to unmask],
Bryan Dague, Ed.D.
University of Vermont
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
Mann Hall, 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405-1757
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (802) 656-1345
Fax: (802) 656-1357
TTY: (802) 656-8499