Frank Cammarata III, MPA, Executive Director
Erie County's OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED was established and became part of the Charter of the County of Erie (Article 11F, 01-3) in 1983.
The Office was created to ensure that Erie County's citizens with disabilities would have a direct voice in County government; to make available to such citizens an advocate who could work within the county structure to develop and enhance services; and to oversee facilities and programs by the County.
Originally chartered as a separate department under the executive branch of the County government, the Erie County Office for the Disabled (or ECOD) became a part of Erie County's Department of Health in 1993. From 2006-2008, the ECOD operated under the Office of Public Advocacy. As of 2008, the ECOD has been operating under the Erie County Department of Personnel.
Today is International Day of People with Disability
Today is 3 December and it’s International Day of People with Disability.
There are almost 1000 events occurring for IDPwD this year, so no matter where you are around Australia, make sure you get out and spread the message.
As part of our celebrations, a range of resources are available on the JobAccess website aimed at getting the right people in the right jobs and giving employers practical support to create opportunities for people with disability.
Senator Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services, has written to employers around the country to encourage them to consider the business benefits of employing people with disability.
Keep an eye on our business resources page for updates over the coming days.
All the best in celebrating International Day of People with Disability in 2014 and make sure you share all of your celebrations with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities