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Local Trailblazer Shines Light On Disability Advocacy and Inclusion in the Workplace

Edward Mitchell made a lasting impression when he landed his first job at Little Caesars Pizza. As a teenager, Mitchell’s natural charisma, determination, outstanding work ethic, and exceptional character shined through. “Edward is and always has been an inspiration,” said Kevin Colbert, the Jackson-based Little Caesars franchise owner, who knew immediately during the job interview […]

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(W)Air Your Crazy Laundry!

This Sunday (and every 3.21 after it) is a day my laundry pile probably prepares for all year. On this day, I personally will find my craziest socks that probably do not even match one another to recognize those I know with an extra (meaning they have 3 instead of 2) 21st chromosomes. These are […]

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When the Elevator Door Opens…

Elevator rides can be awkward. You press the button and you wait for the door to open. You have no clue what you may be walking into and for how long you will be in a tight space with random people. Let’s just say it, this is even more uncomfortable during a pandemic when distancing […]

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Soccer breakthroughs for children with disabilities

Coach Leobardo Cruz has witnessed a lot of amazing breakthroughs on the soccer field over the course of his career. He is especially proud of the progress over the past year in his soccer training sessions for students with disabilities. In February 2020, Cruz, the Division II head boys and girls soccer coach at Sacred […]

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Complexity kills execution – Game Stop lessons

The more complex things are, the harder it is for people to understand; thus, complexity kills execution. Have you seen all the news stories about Game Stop and Robinhood? For the casual observer, it sounds as if those in the financial industry are speaking another language. Most people know there is something going on, they […]

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Somebody Watching

I love my job. And because my job is about helping people find and maintain meaningful employment, I hope you can also say you love your job. I know elementary students and high school students do not typically write essays and line up to interview the job coach on Career Day. I did not even […]

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Ringing in 2021 with a special call…

Spending almost an hour on the phone talking and laughing with my 90-year-old Great Aunt Hattie this week is the highlight of my new year so far. I was unable to travel to Virginia in 2020 to celebrate her 90th birthday celebration in-person because of initial travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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