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Project SEARCH creates employment opportunities

Via TN_DIDD Meet Lorna Maclin. She’s interning at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis through a program with Tennessee Department of Human Services. DHS is is partnering with various organizations and schools to make opportunities like this onepossible across the state. It’s called Project SEARCH and it helps connect young adults and students with disabilities with jobs.

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Employment

Employment Kudos!

For anything to run smoothly it must be based on a good foundation.  Many might not see janitorial services as a catalyst for a smooth running office environment, but folks at the DIDD Middle Tennessee Regional office (MTRO) do. The staff there have come to greatly appreciate the effort and dedication Marcell McKell and Stephen Boyd have shown to their job duties since they became employed to provide janitorial services at MTRO back in the fall of 2017.

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Advocacy, Employment, General awareness

How Merging the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor Could Affect People With Disabilities

by Lauren Appelbaum via The Mighty There are six million students with disabilities in America’s public schools and more than 20 million working-age adults with disabilities in the U.S who are eager to be employed. Read how this merger might effect those individuals... Continue Reading 

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