Robins opens dialogue on Disability Employment Awareness with activities throughout October

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  

Team Robins has a variety of events planned throughout October to help spread awareness of how individuals with disabilities can be an integral part of the workforce.

These events are intended to demonstrate how people with disabilities adapt and overcome their challenges in a variety of ways.

The events are designed to provide information about resources available to both employees and supervisors of individuals with disabilities.  

All base ID cardholders and individuals with disabilities who have base access can participate in the month’s events.   

Supervisors are encouraged to attend the video teleconference with the Computer/ Electronic Aid Program Technology Evaluation Center.  

For details, contact Stewart Crow at stewart.crow@, 478-222-3462 or Shanekqua Ellis, shanekqua., 478-327-7305. 


Schedule of events:  

* A bowling clinic will be held today from 1 to 3 p.m. at Robins Lanes Bowling Alley. The clinic focuses on learning how to bowl with various disabilities.

* Lunch and Learn will be Wednesday at noon in the Base Restaurant. The briefing will discuss how to use the Workforce Recruitment Program and its benefits. Master Sgt. Beth Wakefield will be the guest speaker. For more information on the program, visit  

* A Wheelchair Basketball Clinic and Ft. Benning Warrior Transition Battalion visit will be Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fitness Center. The clinic on wheelchair basketball will be given by the Henry County Parks and Recreation Department. The Warrior Transition Battalion will play a pick-up game against the base population.  

* Video teleconference with the Computer/Electronic Aid Program Technology Evaluation Center will be held Oct. 26 at 9 a.m., at the Base Theater. The informational briefing will be about free accommodative devices available to the workforce for individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit


Editor’s note: Civilian employees on an approved Request for Approval of Excused Absence for Physical Fitness Activities may use fitness leave for the activity at the Fitness Center.

Civilian employees may be excused for one hour or less, portal to portal, to attend services conducted on base when not held in conjunction with lunch. Civilian employees may be excused to attend only one event not held in conjunction with lunch.