Supported Employment

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Joan had never been employed until 2009, when she became part of the Supported Employment Program and began working at the Arc of Walker County.  She also receives Day Habilitation and Residential services through the Arc.  She is a dedicated worker and is always smiling and happy.  Her favorite time is pay day!  She is one of the first employees to come by Administration and pick up her check.

A few years ago Joan was diagnosed with a serious medical problem.  She received medical care and follow up visits with her doctor, but as soon as possible she was back at work, still smiling.  Joan plans to continue to work at the Arc and we are glad that she does.  Everyone should have such a dedicated employee as Joan.