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‘disability employment services’

The word “disability” covers a wide variety of medical diagnoses.  Historically, people with disabilities have had to fight for the right to accommodations and to be heard in general.  “People with disabilities have historically been marginalized, hidden, ignored, pitied, stereotyped, and cast aside.  Instead of looking at the person in a holistic way, the person’s […]

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Selena is an employU client with a passion for animals and a strong desire to become a vet tech. She also had goals of being financially independent and being able to move out on her own while supporting herself.  Upon hearing Selena’s passion and goals, her Transition Coordinator Leita Strickland got to work.   Selena began […]

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employU peer mentor Elektra has some great advice for youth clients learning to navigate the challenges that come with transitioning into the adult world.  And, with a little creativity, she’s made it super easy to remember by using the word adore as an acronym.  Read more on the details of ADORE and check out Elekra’s […]

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“Alone we can do little, together we can do much.” This well-known quote from Helen Keller has no doubt moved many. But as an advocate for people with disabilities and a member of the deaf-blind community herself, employU client Darlene finds this particular quote significant. Darlene explains, “[It] implies a need to be supportive and [...]
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Formally trained at The Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Kyle has both education and prior job experience backing him when looking for employment.  Yet, Kyle still struggled to find the right fit – one that provided stability while accommodating his needs. In July 2020, Kyle was referred to employU through Vocational Rehabilitation for assistance in […]

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As an Army veteran, Tyrone has always been committed to serving the community. After his military service, he continued to offer his support by building accessibility ramps for other veterans. When an injury took him off of his feet, Tyrone decided to participate in a program at the VA Hospital that helps veterans learn valuable […]

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Finding the right career – something that fits your interests, skillset, and needs – can be tricky. This is a task that can be overwhelming for anyone. But for people with disabilities who are in need of accommodations, there is often an added complexity to the job search process. This is where Job Coaches and […]

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