October 19 – John Glenn (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!

Proud to Work

John Glenn has worked at Rite Aid for 8 years. John works 15 hours a week. He has a team of job coaches that work well with him. The job coach has been an important role in John’s longevity with Rite Aid, as they have helped John to improve his work performance, and helped him to stay focused when changing tasks. John’s responsibilities include stocking shelves and cleaning throughout the store.  He also cleans the parking lot, and enjoys greeting shoppers during outdoor clean-up.  John travels independently to and from his job, and has an excellent attendance record. John loves his job and is proud to earn his own income.

~ submitted by PersonLink