One of the best ways for families, teachers, legislators, employers and other stakeholders to appreciate how integrated employment can work for people with disabilities is to see real life examples of it happening. Below are the employment stories of youth who have participated in one of the 12 Let’s Get to Work high school pilot sites. As the schools begin to experience more and more success with finding students jobs in their interest areas around their communities, project staff will be capturing those stories in a variety of ways. Please check back often for new stories!
James’ Employment Story (1:15) – NEW!
On the Job: Stories from Youth with Disabilities (from Wisconsin)
- NEW! Kewaunee County Schools Project Video – full length (23:07)
- NEW! Kewaunee County Schools Project Video – short length (9:20)
- Manitowoc’s Project Video
- Grafton High School’s Job Journey’s Video
- Grafton High School Commercial
- Holmen High School Public Service Announcement
- Student Trip to Washington, D.C.
- Hear from Raechel Torf, Oconomowoc High School Psychologist talk about why integrated employment is important for youth with disabilities.
- Hear from Joseph Moylan, Oconomowoc High School Principal talk about hiring youth with disabilities.
- Stoughton High School Public Service Announcement
Stories of Employment from People First
Check out an amazing story of a young man who happens to have Downs Syndrome and owns his own restaurant. Tim’s parents raised all three of their boys with the same high expectations and their son, Tim, has certainly lived up to them!