Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce – Empowering All!” 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 once again celebrating this event with a month of employment success stories. Each day we will be posting another success story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. For those who have requested to receive our employment announcements, you will receive the link to the story in your mailbox. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the successes of people with disabilities working in our communities!
Working at Temple University
October 27 – Michael M.
Michael M., now 32, has been working at Temple University since 2009! Nine years later, and Michael truly enjoys his job at Temple! He currently works Monday through Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm.
Michael works as an office assistant. His tasks include answering phones, scanning papers, delivering mail, and running errands. Michael does so well on his job that he no longer needs his job coach, allowing these supports to be faded.
~Submitted by Quality Progressions