Organization Provides Seminar To Help People With Disabilities Find Jobs In Fayetteville NC

Published on September 24, 2014

Kaleo Supports, Inc. an organization which trains, supports and finds jobs for people with disabilities in Fayetteville NC, is holding a seminar and workshop to help those individuals and their families successfully navigate the process.

Individuals with disabilities and their families are eligible to attend the seminar and workshop titled “Where Do You Work?” on October 14, 2014, at Southview Baptist Church.

A free R.S.V.P. dinner begins at 5:30pm and the presentation begins at 6:00pm. This inaugural seminar/workshop will feature experienced professionals providing information about working to people of at least middle school age and including high school and adults across the spectrum of disabilities including physical, learning and developmental.

Kaleo Supports’ mission is founded on the belief that people with disabilities have the right to lead meaningful and productive lives of their choosing. The company provides unique support that helps people achieve their dreams, and this includes help to find jobs for people with disabilities in Fayetteville NC.

Co-founder Nancy Szymkowiak is excited about the first public workshop of her seven year old organization, “While the country struggles with unemployment our job developer has, within the past month, found jobs for five individuals with disabilities. Our overall average for placement is 85%. This workshop is a great way to provide meaningful, valuable information people can use to move them toward employment.”

What Will Be Taught:

What Employment Services Are Available.
Facts vs. Myths About How Work Affects Eligibility For SSI.
Whether Or Not Medicaid Can Be Retained.
The Definition Of A Medicaid Buy In.
About Work Incentives Planning and Assistance.
Details OF Social Security survivor Benefits.
Information About ‘Spend Downs’.
An Outline of the Disabled Child Pass Along.

An Example of Fact vs. Myth:

Myth: Individuals Will Make Less Money By Working Than By Taking SSI Benefits.

Fact: Case Study Example

Jack receives $721/month SSI and uses Medicaid personal care services. Jack takes a job at $10/hour for 20 hours per week. His SSI will be reduced and he will maintain his Medicaid. His overall income increases.

Relevant Workshop
The workshop is open to all individuals with disabilities, middle school, high school, adults and their families.

Q & A
Lisa Grafstein, an attorney with Disability Rights Center North Carolina (the North Carolina designated protections and advocacy organization) will answer specific questions about these topics and more.

Workshop Details:

Seminar Title: WHERE DO YOU WORK?

Host and Underwriter:  Kaleo Supports, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dinner Time And More
5:30 p.m. Dinner – Reservations Required – No Cost
6:00 p.m. Free Presentation – No Reservation Needed

Southview Baptist Church
4089 Elk Road, Hope Mills, N.C.
Note: Park in rear of church and follow signs to the meeting room.

R.S.V.P. Contact Information:
Kaleo Supports
Phone: (910) 630-2255

For more information visit the website:

Company Name: Matheson Marketing & Consulting
Contact Person: Don C. Matheson
Phone: (910) 484-7946
Country: United States