GHDCC in the News
The GHDCC is "In the News" as the Houston Chronicle highlights the Greater Houston Disabilities Chamber of Commerce's 2nd anniversary.
Greater Houston Disability Chamber of Commerce connects businesses to people with disabilities
Updated 10:12 am CDT, Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Approaching its second anniversary in October, the Greater Houston Disability Chamber of Commerce is the first chamber in the Houston area specifically for people with disabilities.
According to the 2017 American Community Survey, about 24% of people ages 16 and over with a disability in the United States were employed, compared to an estimated 67% employment rate for people without a disability.
Executive director Jaishree Ellis founded the GHDCC in 2017 to fix employment-related disparities between individuals with and without disabilities.
Now, the organization is gearing up for its inaugural Soaring to New Heights event, a college fair for individuals with disabilities to be held Sept. 21 at the Monarch School and Institute, 2815 Rosefield Drive in Houston. The event will feature more that 20 representatives from colleges, information on receiving accommodations, as well as help with college goals and assistive technology....
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