Ashley is on our Employment First Florida team. She has a lot to say about how working makes her feel and how important work is to her daily life. This is a short clip taken from our July 2019 presentation on Developing a Vision for a Good Life. Watch the presentation recording to see Ashley’s full interview.
Chris & Christina shared thoughts on employment, marriage, and self-advocacy at the 2019 Florida Self-Advocates Network’D conference in Orlando.
Chris, an employee at Home Depot, speaks about a recent recognition he received for providing excellent costumer service. Christina is a secretary at the Conklin Center for the Blind. She talks about the accommodations they provide to her to make her job easier. They are both part of a self-advocacy group from East Volusia.
Amanda shared her employment story at the 2019 Florida Self-Advocates Network’D conference in Orlando.
Amanda is originally from Pennsylvania, and moved to Florida about six years ago to pursue a job at Disney. Today, she works as a guest services coordinator at Universal Orlando. Amanda says, “Guest service coordinators try to make their guests’ day just a little bit better trying to figure out what to do in situations where they’re going to be, you know, upset and just try to make life a little easier for them.” Listen to the interview to learn more about her, especially her very cool first job as a Macy’s parade balloon handler!
Bob talked with Employment First Florida at the 2019 Florida Self-Advocates Network’D conference in Orlando and shared how he got his dream job.
Bob’s advice: “Don’t wait for someone to tell you what job you want or should get. Go for it. You never know what may happen.”