Throughout October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), The Arc of Luzerne County’s Transition to Community Employment (TRACE) program students at Luzerne County Community College, have participated in letting legislators and the public at large know how important funded services for employment supports via the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation are for teens and young adults with disabilities. To participate in helping to create awareness of the issues, students took selfies for the #IWantToWork social media campaign with signs and posted them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sustained commitment to the cause throughout the month gained the attention of the Campaign for What Works – the organization helps youth lead the social media campaign, and this in turn caught the attention of Senator Lisa Baker. Senator Baker is working to re-introduce her legislation — SB1497 — that will provide additional funding for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the agency that funds many of the programs for people with disabilities. You can read more here:….

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