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Paula Bailey: Patience and Determination

paula-web Paula Bailey is a wife and mother with an intellectual disability. Her husband has physical limitations and relies on her for many needs. Despite these challenges, she worked hard with Easterseals to receive job training that prepared her for a job in the community. She received the 2014 Upward Mobility Award, which is given to an individual served by Easterseals who has successfully obtained employment in the community and achieved advancement beyond their initial position.
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Mushay has overcome disadvantages

mushay davis Those who meet Mushay today have trouble believing that she was once a shy teenager facing economic challenges and struggling in school. Now she's a college graduate who is paying it forward as a Workforce Development Specialist.
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Keeping a Legacy Alive

Engberg Including Easter Seals in your will is a way to honor a loved one. Giving back to an organization that has touched your family personally is a wonderful way to keep a legacy alive.
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Eddie is defying disability

eddie pope square pic Eddie exemplifies the path to employment for many young people with disabilities. With eight years of experience in increasingly responsible positions, Eddie successfully pursued community employment, and it’s been a great fit.
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Easterseals Hero: Ben Powers and the YWCA Hamilton

Easterseals Hero March17 The world of disability services has shifted drastically over the years, with increased emphasis on inclusion and community-based services. Easterseals was founded on the ideals of inclusion, and has thus taken a strong leadership role in this national transformation. But the success of this shift relies on community members who share the same passion and drive for recognizing the inherent dignity of all people, and the affirming power of work. And so, for March, which is Developmental Disability Awareness Month, our Easterseals Hero is the YWCA Hamilton and their Fund Development & Community Engagement Director, Ben Powers.
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Chris Macklin 2014 Independence Award

2014 Independence Award Winner The Independence Award recognizes an individual served by Easterseals who has set and achieved or made significant progress toward greater independence. They have taken on new challenges, such as learning a new skill, setting and achieving an education or life goal, or have stepped out of their comfort zone in order to explore new opportunities to grow and to increase their self-esteem and independence.
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A good heart and a great employee

justin glover Justin Glover may have a developmental disability, but that doesn't define him. While involved with Easterseals, Justin Glover received job coaching and participated in three different internships, finding a great fit in maintenance at the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Department. His hard work and dedication led him to become the first Project Search participant to be hired on by the Hamilton County Sherriff’s Department.
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