Kansas Council On Developmental Disabilities Holds Employment Summit

By  | 

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A Kansas organization that has built its reputation on supporting people with disabilities, wants to ensure they're success rate when finding employment.

The Kansas Council on Developmental Disability hosted its 2014 employment summit at the Capitol Plaza and Convention Center.

The KCDD holds these events every two years as a way to encourage employers to hire individuals with developmental disabilities.

"In this conference we have 26 different break out sessions. With the different tools and resources that are available to assist people that want to be employed. If we were missing anything from this we should have more employers here and so I think the next time we do this we are going to try and find a way to engage more employers in this process as well," Steven Gieber, Executive Director of the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Currently, only 10% of people with developmental disabilities are employed in the state.