Meet Briana (Maryland)!

Briana in a mask at a desk at Kennedy Krieger Human Resources.My name is Briana Stewart. I work as a Data Entry Technician at Kennedy Krieger at the Ashland Campus. I use to enter information into spreadsheet and beneficiary info for employees. Now, when employees are applying for a car or a house, I verify that they work here and their salary. The salary is the most important and then their position. I give their pay stubs to who needs them and how much they make per year. I also do education forms which means I enter information regarding employees' education and what degree they got and the major.

What has been most HELPFUL for finding or keeping a job in the community?:

Having people that understand my specific needs. My supervisor also helped when she referred me to this position

What has been a CHALLENGE in finding or keeping a job in the community?:

My mental health was a challenge because sometimes it's hard to get myself here even though I know it's good for me to be here. Getting the motivation is hard.

Tell us in a few words or sentences why Employment First matters to you! Why do you work toward people with disabilities working? # Real Work for Real Pay?:

It's important because its to help show the world that just because somebody has a disability doesn’t mean that they can't hold down a job position.

NDEAM poster 2021.
El cartel es de forma rectangular con un fondo de color óxido intenso. Una representación en color crema de los Estados Unidos y sus territorios se extienden a lo largo del cartel y está cubierta con ilustraciones de personas de diversas razas, tamaños y discapacidades con trajes coloridos. Escrito en negro en el centro del mapa está el tema de NDEAM 2021, America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion. Bajo el tema en letras más pequeñas están las palabras Mes de Concientización Nacional del Empleo de Personas con Discapacidades. A lo largo de la parte inferior (de izquierda a derecha) está el logotipo de DOL, seguido del logotipo de ODEP, seguido de las palabras Office of Disability Employment Policy United States Department of Labor. En la esquina inferior derecha está el sitio web de ODEP,, con el hashtagNDEAM debajo.

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month!





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