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!

Let’s Get to Work Youth Success Stories – NEW!

Adam’s Story

Brandon’s Story

Curtis’s Story

David’s Story

Echo’s Story

Mike’s Story

On the Job: Stories from Youth with Disabilities (from Wisconsin)


There are stories all across the country of people with significant disabilities who are enjoying community based employment.  Check out these stories for more ideas and inspiration.

Stories of Employment from People First

Tim’s Place

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!;ENLeadHero