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!
Thirty Years Employed!
October 30 – Leonard
Leonard has been employed for about 30 years at Wendy’s restaurant. He works five days a week for six hours a day. According to his employer, Leonard is a great, reliable worker. He enjoys his job and does not take time off for vacation; even though he is encouraged by family to take a break. Leonard is happiest when he follows the same routine daily. He takes pride in the fact he can financially support himself.
When he comes home from work Leonard likes to relax. Leonard lives a comfortable, happy life with his sister. He enjoys time with her and his two brothers, getting together regularly for family dinners with them and their children. He enjoys watching TV and playing video games on the sun porch, right off of the living room, spending most of his free time there.
~Submitted by Quality Progressions