Monday, January 7, 2013

Employers Learn Disabilities Can Mask Abilities

Jamie Bunker works as a culinary
assistant in the catering kitchen of
Vintage Estates in Yountville.
Great story that hopefully will open eyes of other employers. There's no reason that every person with a disability can contribute to the community by working.

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. -- For many adults, self-image is tied directly to one’s job.
Employment makes a person feel like part of the community — a contributing member of society, said Beth Kahiga, executive director of Napa Valley Support Services. Without employment or other meaningful activity, people become prone to depression and other mental health issues. This is especially true for disabled adults, who face even fewer job opportunities, she said.

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