Posts Categorized: Community Employment

I came across this article and found it to be very illuminating. I’m lifting the entire article to read here but have linked it to the original site. Let me know what you think…. Why It Pays to Hire Workers with Developmental Disabilities by John Kregel Available formats:    PDF   FOCUS ON AUTISM AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTAL…

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  Adam Wesley/The Gazette Maggie Kollmorgen fills a box with cupcakes in July 2015, at the Scratch Cupcakery in Coralville, Iowa. Kollmorgen, who has Down syndrome, works two-hour shifts at the shop, which accommodated her disability during her training. Most accommodations for people with disabilities cost employers little or nothing. Small accommodations can go a…

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 Meet Rayanna. Rayanna is the definition of a ‘people person.’ Everywhere she goes, Rayanna smiles and talks to anyone and everyone.  People who know Rayanna say she is funny, personable, and has an uplifting spirit.  Rayanna’s primary interest is to find a job where she can help people. On top of that, Rayanna is a big animal lover and a…

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Cody Peterson and Jacob Flug are polar opposites when it comes to personality, however, what they share is being successful at their new jobs at the same job site! Kassey Daggett– Building Manager, of the South Hills Center, first approached us, last fall inquiring about filling a janitorial position a few nights a week in…

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Candid interview

Carly Fleischmann is nonverbal, but she’s become the voice of autism awareness. We posted about her on January 22 (Inspiring Individuals) and then referred to her again on January 29th (The Dancing Barista). This young woman, who uses a communication device, and gained notoriety when a video giving insight to how she processes the world…

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