Profiles in Employment: A Celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month
I’m currently the Peer Group Coordinator for the Center for Independence North Sound, one of four hundred Independent Living Centers in the country. I help people find local community services and assist them with making community connections that will make them more independent in their lives. I’m also a member of several advocacy groups.
During my time at this center, and also at two others, I found that making connections is an important step in finding a job, a roommate, and just good friends to hang out with.
|It’s important to always try to see what others have to offer.|
I’ve learned no one is the same, and no two communities are the same, so my advice is listen and observe what your particular community has to offer.