Nancy Laporte, Retired Director of Operations at Inroads to Opportunities, Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) September 30, 2022 - Nancy LaPorte, retired Director of Workshop Operations at Inroads to Opportunities, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by ACCSES NJ at their Annual STAR Conference.

    The ACCSES NJ STAR recognizes the people and partners who employ and enrich the lives of New Jersey citizens with disabilities. The Lifetime Achievement Award is recognition for an individual who has shown outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication throughout their career in support of people with disabilities.

    According to Michele Ford, Inroads President & CEO, “Nancy has been a tremendous asset to the agency and has touched the lives of so many participants, staff and customers over the last 40 years. Her leadership, presence and warmth will be missed.”

    Nancy dedicated the last 40 years of her working life to ensure that individuals with disabilities have a training facility that prepares them for the competitive assembly and packaging industry. This training provides experience with general competitive job expectations.

    Nancy began her career at Inroads as the Coordinator of Operations, a position essential to keeping all the moving parts in assembly packaging in harmony. Her dedication, genuine love for the field, and the people, made her the natural choice to step up into the Director position in 2017.

    A resident of Roselle Park, NJ, Nancy is the wife of Jack and mother of Megan.

    Since 1959, Inroads to Opportunities, formerly the Occupational Center of Union County, has provided programs and services to over 400 individuals each year with all types of disabilities and ranging in age from 16 through retirement. Programs and services include vocational preparation, transition from school to work, job placement and mental health services.

    Inroads to Opportunities is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an approved provider of the NJ Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Commission of the Blind and Visually Impaired. Inroads is licensed by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Resources, NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide partial care and Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide Day Habilitation Services. Inroads is an approved Medicaid provider and an approved Employment Network under the Ticket to Work Social Security initiative.

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    Amy Delman
    Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC
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