Oelwein - Self-Employment Seminar offered for Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities


For Immediate Release: April 29, 2009
Contact: Kathryn Hommer: (515) 281-5407

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Mason City, IA – Enrollees of Medicaid under the Medicaid for Employed People with Disabilities (MEPD) are invited to an informational two-day seminar will be held June 8-9 to present information on self-employment for people with disabilities. The hands-on seminar will feature speaker Molly Sullivan with Griffin-Hammis, one of the Nation’s leading organizations on self-employment for people with disabilities.

Held at the NICC Oelwein Center, located at 317 8th Ave SE, this seminar is for those who have serious idea and interest in seeing it happen. Attendance is available at no cost and limited to 25 participants.

Self-Employment Seminar for MEPD
Monday, June 8th (9:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
& Tuesday, June 9th (9:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
NICC Oelwein Center, 317 8th Ave. SE, Suite G, Oelwein, IA

“Iowa Workforce Development is pleased to be able to partner with other agencies to help make this seminar possible,” said Elisabeth Buck, director of Iowa Workforce Development.

For additional questions or to register, you can call toll-free at (515) 281-7050 or (888) 409-0283 (be sure to leave name, phone number and the question or request on the message system). You can also contact Sarah Renner, srenner@dhs.state.ia.us or (515) 725-1134. For deaf/hard of hearing, use Relay 711.

This informational meeting is supported by Iowa Workforce Development, in coordination with Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Iowa Department for the Blind, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Division of Persons with Disabilities and the Iowa Governor’s Council on Developmental Disability.