Meet Stirling (Vermont)!

A person has their hand to their chin while sitting in a chair.I work a great deal with different social media platforms and they include Facebook, Blog, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

I’m also an editor of the Think College Vermont Facebook page and I also update the page.

Taking pictures of students and mentors to be used in these various media formats.

Maintain and update the Think College Vermont blog site.

Find "The Employment Corner" on Facebook!

Peer Mentoring:

I’m gaining some experience in the peer-mentoring of the students in Think College Vermont:

Job Title Think College Vermont Dissemination Assistant:

Employer The University of Vermont's Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

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

My reputation at being professional and my passion are to be an educator. I'm making a difference for young adults to have the option of going to post-secondary education programs.

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

Transportation is one challenge of keeping a job in the community and the lack of staff.

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?

We want to be valued, respected and meaningfully employed members of our communities just like everyone else. Post-secondary education can help achieve this. This is what employment first means to me.

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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