Employment Matters: Kyle’s Story

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When Kyle Eichelberger graduated high school in 2013 he was open to a variety of jobs, but one goal was clear; he wanted to work full time. Today Kyle is working one full time job and another part time job and excelling at both of them. Kyle’s journey to reaching his goal of full time employment began in high school … Read More

A Day of Pampering

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Last Friday night was a very special night for many people with disabilities in Darke County as they attended their 4th annual Prom.  This wonderful event was totally free for attendees and is coordinated each year by Dennis Wheeler, Pastor of Versailles Christian Church, and his congregation.  Many people donated their time, gifts, and talents to make this night possible.

Supporting Employment in an Inclusive Environment: Village Green Healthcare Center

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The Village Green Healthcare Center in Greenville, Ohio has shown their support of the Employment First Initiative. The Employment First website states that the initiative believes “every person has abilities, skills and talents to enrich the community and people around us. They envision a time when every working-age adult with developmental disabilities has opportunity to explore their career options and … Read More

Community Connections Help Individuals with Disabilities Live a Good Life

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(Greenville, Ohio) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”  The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities operates under two philosophies, Employment First and Community First.  When … Read More