National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. You can learn more at the U.S. Department of Labor:

In honor of this campaign, Cardinal Cushing Centers is sharing the following student success story:

Michael Thompson
Best Buddies Job Program

With the help of our Best Buddies Job Program and Coach, Michael has a job in the shoe department at Kohl’s Department Store in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Michael is his own best advocate. If there is a responsibility Michael has not been taught, he will ask another associate to show him how to do it. When he first started working and a customer would ask if they had a shoe size in the back, Michael had to ask a co-worker for help. Michael wanted to know how to find the shoe size in the stock room himself. He asked a fellow associate to show him and now he is able to help customers all on his own. Michael is achieving success in the workplace. He has a great attitude and is practicing good customer-service skills.

To learn more about Cardinal Cushing’s employability program, download our C.O.R.E. brochure here.


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