Meet Wendy (California)!
"Employment is the key to independence."
Wendy is a Placement Specialist with the Helen Keller National Center providing job readiness training programs to prepare DeafBlind participants to receive, retain, and excel at a new job.
Listen to a podcast with Wendy and National APSE's Erica Belois-Pacer to hear more about her work and life. Wendy shares her experience as a sibling and with family coming to the US from El Salvador as refugees.
Wendy says of her work, "My goal is to nurture the individual's desire to be self-sufficient and to have choices to live their best life. Hence, employment and the pre-skills are what will ultimately allow the individual with a disability or not, to live fully as all humans should."
Plus, hear a great story about Kevin Tong, who was featured as the "DeafBlind chef"! Read a news article about Tong from the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month!