October 17 – Nora Crawford (NDEAM Success Story)

Celebrating Our Successes!

Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

The Philadelphia “Employment 1st, Employment NOW!” Steering Committee is celebrating this year’s event with a month of employment success stories. Each day you will be receiving an email containing a new story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. We invite you to join us as we celebrate their successes!

Communication is the Key…

Nora Crawford is 31 years old, and has been working at CHOP since 2009. Nora works five days a week, for a total of 25 hours per week, as a file clerk in the GI department. Nora is the only clerk in that department.  She is responsible for distributing mail, scanning records, and sending faxes.   She receives supportive employment through CHOP services.  Although Nora tends to be anxious, and doesn’t do well with unfamiliar people, she has a good relationship with her job coach who has been working with her for a few years now. Nora does well communicating through email with her job coach when she has an issue or a concern, and her job coach is not around. Nora has improved her work skills by having consistent support, and due to her own determination!

~ submitted by Quality Progressions