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  1. Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Renee M. Smith-Quinn

  2. About MOPD Mayor Richard M. Daley • Promotes total access • Full participation • Equal opportunity • Systemic change • Education & Training • Advocacy & Direct Services for people with disabilities MOPD Commissioner Karen Tamley Source: www.cityofchicago.org/Disabilites


  4. Services & Programs(Just to name a few) • Information & Referral • Case Management Services • Employment Counseling & Training • Consultation & Technical Assistance to Employers • Disability Awareness • Architectural Services • Workshops & Seminars • Youth Programs Source: www.cityofchicago.org/Disabilities

  5. HIRING YOUTH WITH DISABILITES • Career Exploration… Career Development… Paid Internships • Young people 14 -22 years of age • Disability Mentoring Day • National Job Shadow Week • Mayor Daley’s Summer Jobs Program for Youth with Disabilities • Annual Employment for Youth in Transition • Created database for employers and student hires • Offered assistance to employers with progression of youth in job placement Source: www.cityofchicago.org/Disabilities

  6. TECHWORKS • Funded by Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity • Increase technology-based employment opportunities • City Colleges of Chicago & CPS students with disabilities • Summer Internship positions to begin in 2009 in technology field • In preparation for future workforce in technology based fields Created databases of colleges that offered training in technology courses for youth with disabilities Contacted colleges with technology programs that serviced students with disabilities

  7. DISABILITY AWARENESS • Disability Etiquette • Publications • Community Outreach • Leisure Skills Program • Disability Pride Parade

  8. Deaf and Hard of Hearing • Phone Selection Center • People who are Hard of Hearing • With doctor referrals • Selection of 4 amplified phones with various features Introduced clients to phone selections Completed necessary documentation Conducted test of TTY phones with the Chicago Police Department and 911 call center

  9. ACCESSIBILE EVENTS • Open to all ages and all disabilities • Priority seating during concerts and performances Created scripts for directions in securing wristbands Customer service representative Escorted participants to priority seats Initiated staff meetings Taste of Chicago, Air & Water Show, Blues Festival, Gospel Festival, Jazz Festival, Viva Chicago, Celtic Festival

  10. Free one-day expo at Navy Pier • Open to all ages and all disabilities • Informs on disability-related products and services • Provides opportunities to participate in sport and recreational activities Assisted with registration Escorted participants to the appropriate areas Crowd control Traffic control

  11. 2016 Grant • 2016 Olympic Games Grant • Benefit people with disabilities owned businesses/state certified businesses • Develop workforce development inventories • Employment Placement Agencies • Education and Advocacy Agencies Conducted Workforce Development Surveys (telephone)

  12. THE IMPACT… Participants gain: • Social interactions with other people with disabilities • Tolerance in face of adversity • Informed of availability of products and services • Learned to become better advocates My gain: Awareness of MOPD Awareness of technology available for people with disabilities Importance of advocacy in various areas New friendships To make lemonade

  13. CITY HALL 121 N. LASALLE STREET ROOM 1104 312-744-7050 (VOICE) 312-744-4964 (TTY) Joseph Albritton Deputy Commissioner Carolyn Jones Assistant Commissioner Joe Russo Deputy Commissioner Kate Kubey Jerod Lockhart MOPD FIELD OFFICE 2102 W. OGDEN AVENUE 312-744-6673 (VOICE) 312-744-7833(TTY) Sharon Corrigan Deputy Commissioner Deidre James Program Director Lavonzell Paige Prog. Coord., Disability Ser. Kimberly Taylor Administrative Manager MOPD MembersKaren Tamley, Commissioner