By Jenni Paine, CRS/Team Leader West Palm Beach, FL Meet Sam (he’s the one standing in the bed of the truck). Sam graduated from high school last year and was unsure of where to go next. Although he knew he wanted to pursue some sort of technical degree or certification, he needed assistance in narrowing down career choices so he could decide on an educational path to take. Fortunately for Sam, the [...]
(Palm Beach County, FL) – Sometimes in life, you know a good thing when you’ve got it, and you’ll go the distance to hold onto it. Danny Goldstein of Boca Raton was that special “good thing” for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at Florida Atlantic University. Danny had searched for more than [...]
Sean does not let spinal cord injury stop him from living life. Click on the picture or here to view this video.
We are pleased to share this news video from WPBF-TV channel 25 in Palm Gardens, FL, showcasing Paula M., an Independence Works Success Story, and Cinepolis, her employer. Click on the picture or here to view this video.
Florida VR services piloted a new program for youth 14-22 with disabilities for Peer Mentoring services. The intensive and time limited services are used to connect youth to long term community services and resources by delivering the initial social supports needed to effectively engage the youth in postsecondary training, education and employment. This is a [...]
(Chicago, IL) - Jordan Berman was struggling to find a job. A recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a newly minted degree in computer science and mathematics, Berman had it all; the education, the intellect and the drive to become an exceptional employee. There was just one problem – he couldn’t get past the [...]
(Riviera Beach, FL) - When two innovative and forward-thinking Florida companies come together, it can be life changing. Alcides (AJ) Monroig Jr. of West Palm Beach wanted a job. It’s an easy ask for most but for someone with a disability, it can be a little more challenging. “One day I got a letter from the Florida Division [...]
(Jupiter, FL) - Keith Grieser is a pretty amazing young man. Actually, determined would be a more accurate way to describe how Keith lives his life. Born with cerebral palsy, Keith has little control over his body. He uses a wheelchair to move about his world and he requires the use of an adaptive audio [...]