West Orange Resident, Inroads To Opportunities Leader, Advocates In Washington, DC, For Employment Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities

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  • Newark, NJ (1888PressRelease) August 06, 2022 - Cyndy Walsh Rintzler, LPC, Inroads To Opportunities, Director of ​Vocational Advocacy and Quality Assurance, recently joined colleagues in Washington, D.C. to meet with the staffs of Congressman Donald Payne Jr. and US Senator Cory Booker to advocate for employment choice for all individuals with disabilities.

    The purpose of the trip to D.C. was to attend a national conference for continuing education and networking, in addition to meeting with legislative staff to educate our public servants on the current events in regard to employment choice for all individuals with disabilities. It is our intent to ensure that adults with disabilities who want to work have ample opportunities and options to do so.

    The ability to advocate for employment choice for all individuals with disabilities is both a responsibility and a privilege.

    Inroads to Opportunities’ Director of Vocational Advocacy and Quality Assurance, Cyndy Walsh Rintzler, LPC, is the Chair of the Union County Workforce Development Board - Disabilities Committee.

    With over 20 years of experience in the field of Vocational Rehabilitation, Cyndy Walsh Rintzler works extensively with adults and teens with developmental, psychological, emotional and physical d is abilities in attaining meaningful and sustainable employment. Cyndy oversees the operations for the various vocational programs to include Transition from School to Work and Vocational & Employment Services at Inroads to Opportunities, a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves people with d is abilities through Union, Essex, Middlesex, Morris and Hudson counties in New Jersey. Inroads is a proud member of ACCSES NJ & ACCSES National, working to unite community rehabilitation providers, individuals with d is abilities, and their families in advocating for a full array of choice in employment opportunities and services.

    Cyndy Rintzler has led Inroads to Opportunities advocacy movement for adults with disabilities at the state and federal level. Cyndy was successful in engaging Senator Cory Booker’s staff in an educational session about employment options and meeting with members of the U.S. Congress during New Jersey’s ‘Day on the Hill.’ Cyndy helped organize attendance at a rally at the State Capitol, which helped to successfully increase the pay for Direct Service Providers. For these efforts, Cyndy received the ACCESSNJ 2019 Star Award and is currently a nominee for appointment to the State Rehabilitation Commission.

    The Union County Development Workforce Board is comprised of local partnerships of private and public sector participants that provide coordinated planning, policy guidance and oversight for all workforce readiness programs in the community. Cyndy will be a voice for Union County citizens with disabilities as the UCWD Board works toward a more inclusive community.

    ACCSES NJ, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing leadership and support to members who advocate for and serve persons with disabilities through community-based programs located throughout New Jersey.

    ACCSES NJ advocates for more employment opportunities and choices for people with disabilities. We believe in a more inclusive workforce—where barriers to employment are a thing of the past.

    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.

    Media Contact:
    Amy Delman
    Amy Delman Public Relations, LLC
    amydelmanpr ( @ ) verizon dot net

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