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Thank you for attending our 2017 Employment First Summit! Scroll down to see pictures from the Summit below. 

Join us in October 2018 for another great training!  

Here's what was discussed in 2017! 

October is Disability Employment Awareness month. Each year, the council hosts the Employment First Summit. Employment will be the first priority and preferred outcome when providing services to people with disabilities for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.  

Tentative Summit Agenda

October 11, 2017

Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center, Casper WY


8:00 am- 9:00 am

Registration and Check-in

9:00 am- 10:15 am

Opening and Keynote speaker, Deb Dagit, Leadership & Inclusion

10:15 am-10:30 am


10:30 am- 11:45 am

Breakout session 1

 12:15 pm

Lunch Served

 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm

Keynote speaker, Jana Burke, Managing Mental Health Issues and Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace

 2:00 pm- 2:15 pm


2:15 pm- 3:45 pm

Breakout Session 2

4:00 pm

End of Summit




Breakout Session 1:

  • ·         Ryan Aldrich: Job Coaching Toolbox

  • ·         Jana Burke: An Overview of Disability Employment Laws: Legal Implications & Practical Applications Section 503 New Rules

  • ·         Pat and Renee Ashworth: Today's Workforce: The True Cost of Talent


Breakout Session 2

·         Derek Shields: Disability Inclusion: Resource for Employers

·         Jana Burke: Accommodating the Aging Worker

·         Ryan Aldrich: Collaborative Customization: Best Practices in Customized Job Development

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Wyoming Employment First Summit 2017 Photos

Employment First Summit 2017