13 Jun In Shift, Work Opportunities Expand for Young People with Disabilities

June 13, 2018

By: Chris Serres, Star Tribune/TNS

Source: Disability Scoop

MINNEAPOLIS — Liz McGrory says she buried her face in her hands and wept on the day last summer when a state job counselor asked her a seemingly innocuous question: “If your son could have his chance at a dream job, what would that be?”

Charlie is 22 and has Down syndrome; no one had ever asked her about his dreams for the future. Not the teachers and counselors at Winona Senior High School, where he graduated last year. And not the staff at the day activity center for adults with disabilities that he attends each morning.

“I burst out crying because, for the first time in Charlie’s life, people seemed to genuinely care,” his mother said.

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