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ONEIDA, N.Y. — Morgan Jackson is an expert at multi tasking. A mother of two children, a college student, and a full-time direct support professional at Madison Cortland ARC.
A typical work day for Morgan is arriving at work at 6 a.m. at a Madison Cortland ARC residential home for people with developmental disabilities. She is a Residential Specialist and it is her job, along with her co-workers, to help 10 residents prepare for the day ahead.
"I love my job, you fall into it," she says.