Disability awareness and awards!
Disability awareness and awards!

Recognizing Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to recognize the achievements of people with developmental disabilities, promote inclusion and recognize the work that needs to be done to eliminate the barriers many still face. All month long, we will share information on our social media channels about the diverse accomplishments people make each and every day!

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People Inc. Updates Mission, Vision and
Values Statements

Our mission statement is at the center of everything that we do at People Inc. – it is important to continuously evaluate it with the goal of focusing on expert supports and quality care for each person receiving our services.

Advocates who receive services played a key role on updating our mission, vision and value statements.

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Christina Jarczewski holds an Outstanding Performer Award, pictured center between two smiling staff members Performance Advantage Company is presented with a Business Partner of the Year Award
Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Business Partners
Ensuring that people with developmental disabilities secure and maintain meaningful, competitive employment is an important aspect of what People Inc. does. We’re pleased to have recently recognized a person we support, along with honoring a business partner.

Christina Jarczewski, who participates in our People Inc. Supported Employment Program, was recognized as an Outstanding Performer through the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Awards Program, presented by NYSID, Purchasing That Powers Employment. Find out more about Christina!

The People Inc. Contract Manufacturing Team presented a 2022 Business Partner of the Year Award to Performance Advantage Company, a privately-owned company that manufactures specialty mount tools for the fire industry, military and more. Learn more about this award!
Invitation for Deaf Access Services' Be the Light Event

Advocating for Deaf Community
Deaf Access Services, a program of People Inc., responds to the interests of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing by promoting communication access, awareness and opportunities in the greater community. David Wantuck, community engagement specialist and ASL coordinator, was interviewed by ABILITY Magazine (page 68) about sports and the COVID-19 era access for the Deaf community.

Want to support the goals of Deaf Access Services? Join us for the “Be the Light” celebration on Thursday, April 20, at Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo. The fundraiser event features: a keynote speaker, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, basket raffle, award recognition ceremony and more!

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Senator Tim Kennedy looking up at balcony in the Senate, where Rhonda Frederick stands beside other members of the People Inc. team

Staff Kudos
A round of applause to our amazing team:
People Inc. President and CEO Rhonda Frederick was recognized by the New York State Senate for her leadership and advocacy for people with disabilities. View video.
People Inc. Associate Vice President Bradford Watts was honored with a Buffalo Business First IDEA Award, recognizing his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. Learn more.
Kevin Horrigan, Bradford Watts and Rhonda Frederick standing together in front of a Buffalo Business First banner
Wanted: Admissions Specialist
People Inc. is seeking a compassionate, detail-oriented applicant to fill our full-time Admissions Specialist role. As an Admissions Specialist, you will be responsible for completing the admittance process for People Inc. programs, carrying out the agency goal to be the provider of choice, while maintaining a strong relationship with families and the support team of someone seeking services. An ideal candidate has great time management, is dependable, has excellent communication skills, good listening skills and the ability to multi-task. Minimum qualifications include: Bachelors of Science/Arts degree with two years’ relevant experience or Master’s Degree with one-year relevant experience; and a valid NYS driver’s license. This is a great career move for someone with knowledge of the developmental disability field!

Visit people-inc.org/careers
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Advocates Needed for Seniors
The NYS Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, supported by People Inc., connects people to become volunteer advocates for residents living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who are in need of support to resolve complaints. We're looking for professionals and recent retirees to volunteer in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie and Niagara Counties. Only a minimum of two hours a week is needed, plus training is provided. To learn about volunteering, call 716.817.9222.

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