Breakfast Mixer & Panel Discussion: Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities


  • Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 8am-9:30am


Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce and Greater Silver Spring 
Civitan Club invite you to a Breakfast Mixer & Panel Discussion 
“Hiring Good People is Good Business”
Benefits of Hiring People with Intellectual and Developmental 
Disabilities (I/DD).

Download flyer here.

Wednesday, March 27, from 8–9:30 am
at Panera Bread (301-942-0986) in Westfield Wheaton Mall (upper level, 
near Costco, with outside entrance)
11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

~ Continental Breakfast ~ Mix & Network with Other Business People ~
Sponsored by the Greater Silver Spring Civitan Club

There’s more to hiring people with I/DD than a sense of social 
responsibility. Individuals with disabilities can be valuable office 
assets, ultimately doing far more for your company – and your 
customers – than you imagine. Join us for this expert panel as we look 
at strategies for hiring, training and setting up employees with 
disabilities for success.

The Panelists:
DARIA CERVANTES, Chief Operating Officer for The Arc Montgomery 
County, oversees a workforce of
approximately 400 staff who support about 600 children, youth, adults 
and seniors every day. Most recently,
she secured additional funding from Montgomery County to ensure that 
county contracts held by The Arc pay
minimum wage to people with disabilities.

MARIE HARVEY TAYLOR, Project Coordinator for Training and Development 
in the College of Education and
the Center for Transition and Career Innovation (CTCI) at the 
University of Maryland, College Park, where she is developing an 
online curriculum to teach workers in the education and the disability 
field to create individualized work experiences for youth with 

SARA PORTMAN MILNER, LCSW-C, Co-founder and Director of Student 
Services at Sunflower Bakery and
Cafe Sunflower: “I am very passionate about the employment of people 
with learning differences and the benefits to businesses and other 
entities. It truly is a “win-win!”

Cost is $5 in advance or $10 at the door
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Facebook event page found here.