Experiences transitioning from the use of Section 14(c) certificates

My Daughter's Preference

My 25 year old daughter is cognitively and developmentally disabled. That being said she is also beautiful, sociable and charming. Throughout High School and her 18-21 Transition program, she worked a variety of jobs including delivering mail to Sorority members, working at a retirement home, and stocking in a natural grocery store. While she "kind of" liked all these jobs, what she really wanted to do was spend her day working on projects with her friends. She has worked at Hearts 'n' Hands making jewelry that was sold at fairs or on Etsy and loved being with her peers. The social aspect is much more important to her than the making a lot of money. She is very happy with the supported work programs that she has now with the existence of Section 14(c).

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