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News Release
Local businesses and individuals with disabilities honored at Employment Awareness Awards - 10/12/21

Vancouver, Wash. – Clark County recently celebrated local individuals and employers at the 21st Annual Clark County Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards event. The award ceremony and celebration honors the role people with developmental disabilities have in assisting us to achieve a dynamic, productive workforce and recognize the leadership of the business community. The event also celebrates October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The following is a list of the award recipients for each category:

  • Rosauers Supermarket, Ridgefield, Large Employer of people with developmental/intellectual disabilities (50 or more local employees)
  • BatCave Games, Vancouver, Small Employer of people with developmental/intellectual disabilities (49 or less local employees)
  • Aaron Bostain, SEH America, Employee with a developmental/intellectual disability
  • Julie Kent-Smith, Keys to Advancement, Dennis Campbell Outstanding Service Award for outstanding service to improving the lives of individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities
  • Olivia VanNatta, Trillium Employment Services, David Hanawalt Service Award for an employment specialist who demonstrates service to their clients above and beyond the client’s expectations, exceeds the contractual expectations, and promotes client success and growth.

The event was held Wednesday, Oct. 6. A video of the event can be viewed at

For more information or about this event please contact Emily Harris at or (503) 750-9776.

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