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 working hard to prove to yourself and your peers that you that you can do this.”


I am the Self-Advocacy Coordinator for The Institute for Disability Studies. My job responsibilities include assisting with various programs/grants we provide for our community, schools, and on-campus at The University of Southern Mississippi.

I have been holding my job at the Institute for Disability Studies for 5 years now. One of my favorite duties is video editing/producing for my YouTube Series Chit Chat Thursday with Taylor.

I have autism so the pandemic has been challenging as it has changed my routine and structure of how I normally get things done.

The constant emails to each staff member instead of physical communication have really helped me. The struggle to get a job during this time of Covid-19 is at an all-time high as many are unemployed.

A screenshot from Robert's Youtube channel. Click to go to YouTube.
NDEAM 2020 Poster in English.
Cartel del Mes Nacional de la Concientización Sobre la Discapacidad en el Empleo 2020

Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month!




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