DBA Embarks on New Book on Disabilities in the Workplace

President George H. Bush has submitted a letter reflecting his thoughts on his signing of the ADA and Senators Robert Dole and Tom Harkin have also contributed passages about their views on disabilities and employment.
2016 is being dedicated to the research and composing of a new coffee table style book that will feature pictures and profiles of those with a disability in the workplace. The mission of the book will be to visually demonstrate the abilities of people with disabilities in the workplace. Thanks to a grant from the Biella Foundation, the publication is a not-for-profit project and many of the copies will be distributed at minimal cost to those who can make a difference. The book is being titled, “Capital Investment: People With Disabilities Enriching The Workforce.”
Opportunities are still available to be featured in the book and pre-distribution orders will start in June. If you would like to participate or order a book, please contact Marc Goldman at Marc@DamonBrooks.com

Welcome to Damon Brooks Associates

Damon Brooks Associates (DBA) is the only nationally recognized speakers bureau that exclusively represents professional speakers, entertainers, and trainers with a disability. DBA also holds the distinction of being one of the few small businesses that holds dual Certified Diversity Enterprise status from the USBLN and the NGLCC.

What it means to be a “Diversity Certificated” business. Each organization that is granted certification has gone through an extensive application and interview process. Certification is awarded to those whose management and administrative staff consists of more that 50% of any one of the diversities of the granting organization.

We are proud of our “Diversity” standing and we confident that we can live up to the standards and demands that are expected of a certified business. As a disability and LGBT owned business you can be assured that are mission of shattering barriers against those with a disability or who are LGBT in the workplace comes well before the “bottom line”. We appreciate you contacting our company when considering programs in your company, government agency, college campus, or non-profit organization that brings awareness to our diverse expertise.

“Expect – Employ – Empower” 2014 Awareness Theme

Expect. Employ. Empower. – National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2014 Theme

“Expect. Employ. Empower.” is the 2014 official theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Observed in October, NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors the many diverse contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. “We all have a role to play in – and benefit to gain from – increasing opportunities for meaningful employment for people with disabilities,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathy Martinez. “This year’s theme encapsulates this in three powerful words. It conveys that advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring. It’s about creating a continuum of inclusion. And the first step on this continuum is expectation.”
Martinez, KAthy

Matt Savage- Musical Savant Scores Film

Matt Savage has since the age of eight, been considered a musical savant. Some say, in spite of, or better still, because of, his autism he has become one of the finest young improvisational jazz pianists. Currently studying on his Master’s Degree in New York City Matt has an outstanding resume of having recorded nine albums, played with most of the current jazz greats, and toured the world with his musical talents.

Recently added to his credits include the release of his newest album, Matt Savage: A Greater Celebration and the complete for the score of the film. Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.

Matt at LA Fim Premiere "Sound of Redemption"

Matt at LA Fim Premiere
“Sound of Redemption”