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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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Taylor (Mississippi) – NDEAM2020

Meet Taylor (Mississippi)! “My advice is to keep looking as the holidays are coming and many places are offering limited seasonal positions that can lead to being hired full-time. Keep…

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Fred (New York) – NDEAM2020

Meet Fred (New York)! When asked why he chose to work through the pandemic versus staying at home and receiving pay, Fred’s response was, “This is what I was hired…

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Meet Keshod (Missouri)! " "The job I do is very important to the hospital. My team members count on me to be at work and do the best I can do.” Click to read Keshod’s story!

Keshod (Missouri) – NDEAM2020

Meet Keshod (Missouri)! “The job I do is very important to the hospital. My team members count on me to be at work and do the best I can do.”…

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Oscar (Maryland) – NDEAM2020

Meet Oscar (Maryland)! “People with disabilities want to work harder and earn a paycheck. We focus on what the supervisor says, are loyal to the company, and help customers.” Download…

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Matt (Iowa) – NDEAM2020

Meet Matt (Iowa)! “While many people chose not to work during the pandemic, Matt and many other individuals with disabilities chose to continue working to ensure that the needs of…

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Eddy (Florida) – NDEAM2020

Meet Eddy (Florida)! “I believe that people with disabilities have equally served as a vital component of the workforce and economy throughout the pandemic.” Download the PDF EDDY’S STORY: Eddy…

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Katie (Kentucky) – NDEAM2020

Meet Katie (Kentucky)! “Katie could have easily been temporarily let go during COVID. Her supervisors saw her as an essential part of the team, so she’s continued to work during…

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MN APSE Podcast: With Co-Director of PACER’s Parent Center on Transition and Employment

This podcast is a production of MN APSE, the Minnesota state chapter of APSE. Link to YouTube: www.apse.org/mn-podcast-09-20 MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the…

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MN APSE Podcast: If you believe it, you can achieve it

This podcast is the first production from MN APSE, the Minnesota state chapter of APSE. Link to YouTube: www.apse.org/mn-march-podcast MN APSE’s video podcast will feature stories from people involved in the…

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