STAR Celebrates Project SEARCH Class of 2022

As a job placement specialist at the STAR Center, I am proud to be part of the team that supports Project SEARCH graduates along their employment journey. We provide job readiness, job placement, and long- term support services for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities whether it results in a job with West Tennessee […]

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A Beautiful Sight to See: Journey of Restored Vision After Corneal Transplant Surgery

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that distorts sight and can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. In honor of World Keratoconus Day on November 10, Avellino Lab USA, Inc. recently donated $25,000 to the National Keratoconus Foundation to raise educational awareness and support scientific research to help treat this condition. This condition that […]

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Celebrate Inclusive Workplaces in October

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. “NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor. This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” If you are in search of resources and ideas of how […]

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Project SEARCH Grad Talks About His Drive to Succeed

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malik Weddle has not missed a day of work as a laundry tech at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital since he transferred to the department last November. Malik is responsible for delivering clean laundry to patient rooms. He is serious about his work and accomplishing his goals. “I just […]

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