October is here, and once again we are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM). Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2019 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “The Right Talent, Right Now.” 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.T
Please help us in highlighting the accomplishments of all people with disabilities who are employed or have their own business by submitting success stories. We had a great response last year, and are now in search of more great stories as well as updates!
Success stories can be submitted through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/666Z55P.
October 17, 2019: Saving for the Things That Count – Roosevelt
Roosevelt, aka Vito, is a guy who strongly values two things, relationships and work. Vito works at an “allergy free” bakery called The Greater Knead. His coworkers admire him for his hard work and his willingness to try new things.
Working allows Vito to live the life he wants to live surrounding by those he loves. Vito shares a home with a family friend. He loves visiting with the entire family, especially his nieces and nephews, and then having the luxury to walk home after a family gathering. Working has also allowed Vito the opportunity to attend his sister’s wedding in Cancun! Vito is happy to have so many “people in his corner”; his friends, family, and coworkers.
~ submitted by Quality Progressions