The Campaign for Disability Employment
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES:

What can YOU do?

Work is fundamental to our lives. It means so much more than a paycheck — it offers purpose and the opportunity to lead an independent, self-directed life for all people, including people with disabilities.

People with disabilities have the skills to pursue meaningful careers and play an important role in America’s educational and economic success. In fact, experience with disability can offer a competitive edge when it comes to work. If you are a person with a disability, only you can define your own limitations. High expectations are essential to success. Organizations exist that can help you seek employment, identify the tools you need to be productive on the job, and understand your right to be evaluated on your ability, not disability. Because after all, at work it’s what people can do that matters.


Tell us what YOU can do!
If you are a person with a disability, we’d like to hear from you.


Please take a moment to share information about your job skills and talents. Your story will increase employers’ awareness of the talents and skills that people with disabilities contribute to the workplace and help challenge misconceptions about disability and employment.

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I CAN...

Dana Sewell
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I am 63 yrs old. I was born with spastic paralysis. I have been a state licensed water plant operator. I can repair and program computers. Classic auto and truck restoration and all types of engines. I can do anything I've listed as long as I can work at my own pace.


Tannielle LaMar
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Answer phones, file, run p.o.s. machines, conduct sales, inventory, basic computer skills, customer service, set reservations, am very personable and I enjoy helping others.


Chanel Butler
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I love making and creating things such as diaper cakes, jewelry, floral designing and painting.


George Morton
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make the home environment more therapeutic for my 91 year old mother-in-law before her death. I did this by conversing with her (in Spanish), promoting participation in family activities, and facilitating contact with extended family. I designed a home exercise program in conjunction with a physical therapist. My background in nursing, psy-chology, and music could help others.


Sarah Vanover
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My name is Sarah, and I have epilepsy. I am 36 years old. I have a Master's degree in early childhood education, and I evaluate Head Start classrooms. I am a mother of two little boys.

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