Special Surfers is a non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for special needs kids and young adults to surf
WLOB, July 24, 2017

Special Surfers is a non-profit organization (501c3) that provides the opportunity for special needs kids and young adults to surf. There is no cost to participants or their families, and all equipment and instruction is provided. Special Surfer events are held on the third Tuesday of each month in June, July, and August at Gooches Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. We have hundreds of special surfers and volunteers at each event providing a real sense of community and accomplishment for all.

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Love to ride a bike? Want to Give Back? Join Portland Wheelers!
Portland Wheelers, July 12, 2017

From May to October, the non-profit organization offers free recreational rides for people young and old and in between who are living with a disability and can't ride a bike by themselves.

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Upcoming Events

July 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

This event will bring together businesses to discuss the importance of disability inclusion in their workforce, marketplace and supply chain. Companies will share best practices on accessibility, supplier diversity and government regulations related to hiring people with disabilities outside the U.S.

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August 21, 2017 - August 24, 2017
JW Marriot Orlando, Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida

USBLN is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, "Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation." The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes August 21-24, 2017.

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Past Events

Webinar: Neurodiversity and Workplace Technology
July 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sponsored by the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology, this "virtual talk" will feature Shea Tanis, Associate Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, who will discuss why technology and information access is a critical right for everyone, and how technology solutions are changing employment opportunities for people with cognitive disabilities, including neurodiverse individuals.

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Addiction, Recovery & the Workforce
July 13, 2017, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
University of Maine-Machias,

The Community Caring Collaborative and Sunrise County Economic Council invite business owners and human resource staff to Addiction, Recovery & the Workforce: a summit for Washington County businesses of all sizes, a free event on July 13, 2017 from 8:15 to 3 pm in Science 102 at the University of Maine, Machias. Participants will learn and discuss challenges to hiring and employing people in recovery; hear strategies for success and dealing with challenges from a panel of experts; plus gain foundational information on addiction and available treatment and recovery supports.

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