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Citizenship and Employment
Rights, Responsibilities & Beyond
Carol Blessing, LMSW
Senior Extension Associate
He is a citizen – disguised as a non-citizen and our duty is to take off the disguise
Petitioned U.S. Senate
This petition was delivered to:
U.S. Senate, Dept. of Mental Health, MO House, MO Senate, President of the U.S.,
Protect Sheltered Workshops
People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD), which includes mental retardation, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy, have the right to choose where they work and where they live. We believe that sheltered workshops are the only places where some individuals can work and function as productive members of the community.
zera Coleman CARUTHERSVILLE, MO about 1 year ago (as of April 18, 2014)
it is a dignafied way for handicapped to make themselves feel useful
sherri hudgens CARUTHERSVILLE, MO about 1 year ago
I think everyone should have a chance to do something with their lives. Not all individuals are made to work in the public but they should have a place to work that they feel safe going to.
Brenda Doody ADRIAN, MO about 1 year ago
Everyone needs to feel needed and feel like they are serving a purpose even people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Sheltered workshops fill this need.
FINDING THE RIGHT FIT
Weaver admits the jobs at Achieve are repetitive -- but says that's exactly what his clients want.
"These jobs would drive a lot of people crazy in half an hour," he said. "But our people love them.“
Lynne Megan recalled a phone call she got recently from a warehouse. "They said: 'Our forklifts are dirty. Who would like to clean them?' " said Megan, CEO of TSE Inc., a not-for-profit company in Ramsey County that supports people who have disabilities.
"My folks were jumping at that opportunity.
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