October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and a great time to remember that 25 years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act codified the promise of an equal opportunity for everyone who worked hard.
The Chicago Military Caregivers Conference and Luncheon, which takes place October 19, 2015 at the Union League Club of Chicago, is a way to bring attention to the needs of Chicagoland caregivers and veterans living with disabilities. Chicagoland Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Mike Reever, a veteran himself, will speak at the conference.
Supporting Military Caregivers at Work and at Home is a half-day conference that focuses on the two most critical components of caregiver success: workplace flexibility and community support. Attendees will hear the compelling stories of local caregivers and learn from Chicago employers and providers who are successfully reaching out to this underserved community.
A nationally-recognized, flexible work consultant will also teach attendees how to build these programs that not only create a military-caregiver friendly workplace, but improve business results.
Senator Elizabeth Dole, who is leading a movement to impact and change the lives of military caregivers, will be at the event to raise awareness about veteran caregivers as well as strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation and evidence-based research.
Seats are limited and filling up quickly. To learn more or register for the event, click here: http://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/chicago-military-caregivers-conference-and-luncheon