WVA Hosts Outstanding Conference on Employment

Posted: July 1, 2010

West Virginia Advocates sponsored “Employment Possibilities:  Thriving, Not Just Surviving” on April 22, 2010, at Stonewall Resort.  The conference was an opportunity for participants to learn about the endless possibilities in the world of work for people with disabilities.

Attorney General Darrell McGraw began the day and introduced Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor.

Attorney General Darrell McGraw introducing Kathleen Martinez.

Kathleen Martinez speaking at the conference.

The agenda for the day included Gary Guller, Mt. Everest Summiter and Inspirational Speaker, and a performance by The Dancing Wheels Company, the first integrated professional dance group.

Gary Guller speaking at the conference.

The Dancing Wheels' performance at the conference.

Ten different breakout sessions were offered, as well as 3 exhibit halls.  Over 300 participants, speakers, and exhibitors were in attendance. 

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) provided the following video remarks.