Friday, September 21, 2012

Putting People with Disabilities to Work

EL CAJON, Calif. -- There's a San Diego program helping people with developmental disabilities gain a new sense of freedom and independence in the workplace. Research shows people with disabilities are consistently less likely to be working than their non-disabled counterparts.
Calvin Fry has Asperger's syndrome a form of autism. At 23, he's a ball of energy who works up to 28 hours a week at Vons in El Cajon. "5/21/11 is when I started," Fry said walking down the produce aisle. "I'm a janitor/cardboard clerk early in the mornings with the night crew," he said proudly. His supervisor says Fry is always on time with a great attitude. Fry says he would be sitting at home watching TV if it wasn't for TMI, or Toward Maximum Independence.

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