Training hard and persistence are no stranger to Josh, who’s been a certified lifeguard for 10 years, holds two other jobs, and is a member of his state Special Olympics Board of Directors.
Employment and leadership success stories from people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences
The Delivering Jobs campaign is building a foundation of sustainability for inclusive workplaces through consumer awareness and community activation, skills development and job preparedness, and workforce commitment and readiness.
A Taft College graduate finds a professional environment and meaningful career at Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara. “It’s clear you are proud of your company and highly motivated to contribute.”
Athlete, employee, master of public speaking, actor, and talk show host just begins to describe an exceptional worker at Special Olympics headquarters in Washington, D.C. “He’s always got the best attitude.”
A born leader whose determination, hard work and goals brought her to high-visibility positions on the board of Special Olympics Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. “I never quit and I never say I can’t.”
A graduate of the Lesley University Threshold Program and outgoing spokesperson for Best Buddies Jobs in Massachusetts, Dudley’s hard work and dedication to self improvement paid off.
One woman’s journey from unfulfilling jobs to successfully thriving at one of the nation’s top law firms is a great testament to the power of an inclusive workforce. “You can’t tear me away from my work.”
Although it took time to find, he’s taking charge of his role as an office automation clerk at the Federal Aviation Administration. “I can do the things that I love and help my family.”