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“Sara is an essential worker for the School District because the students must be fed a nutritious meal. This even applies if the school has closed.”

Sara (Missouri) – NDEAM2020

Meet Sara (Missouri)! “Sara is an essential worker for the School District because the students must be fed a nutritious meal. This even applies if the school has closed.” Download…

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Ulises (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Ulises (Florida)! “Ulises is part of a very vital component of the hospital and he does an exceedingly good job.” Download the PDF ULISES’ STORY: Ulises is a tech…

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“Aaron’s demeanor has changed as well. He seems to be thriving in this new environment, doing meaningful work. He has a swagger when he walks and is smiling and talking more than I’ve ever witnessed.”

Aaron (Ohio) – NDEAM2020

Meet Aaron (Ohio)! “Aaron’s demeanor has changed as well. He seems to be thriving in this new environment, doing meaningful work. He has a swagger when he walks and is…

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“Despite the scary and worrisome nature of the COVID-19 virus, Roberto has maintained his extremely friendly and caring nature with his coworkers and the residents of the center, making his workplace feel like a safe and positive home environment.” Click to read Roberto’s story!

Roberto (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Roberto (Florida)! “Despite the scary and worrisome nature of the COVID-19 virus, Roberto has maintained his extremely friendly and caring nature with his coworkers and the residents of the…

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“Kenneth has thrived in this position, even more so during this pandemic because having this job shows him that he truly matters. His job has brought him new life, and a greater sense of significance.” Click to read Kenneth’s story!

Kenneth (California) – NDEAM2020

Meet Kenneth (California)! “Kenneth has thrived in this position, even more so during this pandemic because having this job shows him that he truly matters. His job has brought him…

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“Berani is extremely happy to be bringing home a respectable paycheck and have many benefits from her employer.” Click to read Berani’s story!

Berani (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Berani (Florida)! “Berani is extremely happy to be bringing home a respectable paycheck and have many benefits from her employer.” Download the PDF BERANI’S STORY: Berani is employed by…

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“Tommy’s position is considered essential, as part of his job is to clear the hallways of equipment, mattresses, stretchers, and beds… during the initial surge his work was vital to the safety of patients and UPMC employees.” Click to read Tommy’s story!

Tommy (Pennsylvania) – NDEAM2020

Meet Tommy (Pennsylvania!) “Tommy’s position is considered essential, as part of his job is to clear the hallways of equipment, mattresses, stretchers, and beds… during the initial surge his work…

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“People with disabilities have demonstrated their ability and willingness to be adaptable in working alongside all other essential workers on the front lines.” Click to read Charles’ story!

Charles (Rhode Island) – NDEAM2020

Meet Charles (Rhode Island)! “People with disabilities have demonstrated their ability and willingness to be adaptable in working alongside all other essential workers on the front lines.” Download the PDF…

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“Dale is considered an essential worker, so his job was not in jeopardy. Dale worked onsite during the statewide Stay-at-Home order.” Click to read Dale’s story!

Dale (Pennsylvania) – NDEAM2020

Meet Dale (Pennsylvania)! “Dale is considered an essential worker, so his job was not in jeopardy. Dale worked onsite during the statewide Stay-at-Home order.” Download the PDF DALE’S STORY: Dale…

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"Individuals with disabilities have served an extremely important role during the pandemic." Click to read Carter's story.

Carter (Tennessee) – NDEAM2020

Meet Carter (Tennessee)! “Individuals with disabilities have served an extremely vital role … during the pandemic. Carter is only one of many individuals with disabilities still working. These roles are…

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