In 2002, Richard Salem founded Enable America as a non-profit committed to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. There have been numerous accomplishments in the years to follow. In September, 2012, Enable America marked its anniversary with a series of events in Washington DC, including a series of Employment Mentoring Days at the FBI, Clark Construction, the offices of Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman C.W. Bill Young. The events were capped with a reception on September 12, 2012, in which Senator Harkin and Congressman Young were presented with awards of appreciation for their ongoing work in support of people with disabilities
“I rise today to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Enable America, a first of its kind organization entirely dedicated to reducing unemployment among people with disabilities. This organization has assisted countless people with disabilities in finding a job and the belief that ‘good things happen when people have jobs’ underpins their efforts.” -Congressman C.W. Bill Young
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Text from Executive Discussion: “Employment of People with Disabilities, Our Accomplishments and our Challenges”
On September 12 Enable America assembled a panel of nationally prominent leaders and advocates in the field of improving opportunities for people with disabilities, from diverse field including business, government, social service agencies, and military affairs. The participants were:
• Joan M. Durocher, National Council on Disability
• Chuck Dominy, IAP World Services
• Alicia Epstein, NISH
• Dr. Andrew Houtenville, Univ. of NH Institute on Disability
• Chris Jadick, Enable America
• Anil Lewis, National Federation of the Blind
• John Pare, National Federation of the Blind
• Lee Perselay, Senate HELP Committee
• Deb Russell, Walgreens
• Richard Salem, CEO of Enable America
• Steve Wooderson, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation.
• Michael Yudin, U.S. Department of Education
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Founded in 2002, Enable America provides a wide range of programs that directly engage with and improve the lives of people with disabilities, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors. Watch this video to see highlights from the past ten years.
Senator Tom Harkin recounts his years of fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, as he accepts the Enable America “Award of Appreciation” at the 10th Anniversary Reception held in Washington, DC.
Founder and CEO Richard Salem addresses the audience at Enable America’s 10th Anniversary Reception, recounting his journey as a person with a disability, and his inspiration for helping others.
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