August 1, 2007
We are pleased, once again, to join partners throughout the state in
announcing plans for this year's Disability Mentoring Day and to
invite you to participate in the activities offered in your region, or
anywhere else 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.
Our Kick-off event is Wednesday, October 17,2007, with a
9:00 a.m. start at Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building on the UVM
campus in Burlington. Festivities will run through noon and include a
presentation by the Awareness Theatre Company and tours of jobsites
throughout the University.
The Kick-off is only the beginning, with a wide variety of tours,
breakfasts, and mentorship opportunities being held throughout the
state - all year long. Information on events being planned in
your area is available through your regional coordinator.
Planning is underway throughout the state, and new partners are
welcome. Businesses, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Supported
Employment Providers, and Educators who work with students who will be
seeking jobs, are especially invited to join their regional planning
To find out more about Disability Mentoring Day, its
benefits to employers, students and job seekers, who your regional
coordinator is, participant forms for mentors and mentees, employer
partners nationally and in Vermont, and links to national
resources, check out the Disability Mentoring Day website, found
at: www.vermontapse.org (Click on the DMD Logo.)
We are looking forward to an exciting Kick-off day and to events
throughout the coming year. We hope you will join us in creating
opportunities in your region for persons with disabilities and
employers to get to know each other better. We will all share the
rewards of work communities that utilize the diverse talents of all
The Statewide Steering Committee for
Disability Mentoring Day, 2007
Dale Hindmarsh and Bryan Dague, Co-chairs.
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Bryan Dague, Ed.D.
University of Vermont
Center on Disability & Community Inclusion
Mann Hall, 3rd Floor
208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405-1757
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Phone: (802) 656-1345
Fax: (802) 656-1357
TTY: (802) 656-8499