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October 13, 2006

Albany - - A state advocacy group is trying to make sure people with disabilities have equal opportunities to work.

The Southwest Chapter of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association held an appreciation breakfast today for legislators and friends who support this mission.

This year is the 16th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Organizers of today's event want to promote awareness of the needs of disabled citizens looking for work.  

"We have had hundreds of clients to go to work over the years and they gave some statistics today and Dr. Simms reported that there are 800 students in the state of Georgia that the program has been able to place in employment," says President Angelina Thomas.

Employers were on hand to talk about how disabled citizens have benefited their companies.

State Representative Freddie Powell Simms was honored for her commitment to legislation for people with disabilities.

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