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Autism Success Story
Autism advocate, Devereux parent and staff member, Amy Kelly, reflects on how far her incredible 13-year-old daughter, Annie, on the autism spectrum has come.
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 18.7 percent of individuals with a disability were employed last year.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we believe all individuals should be given the opportunity to be included and make a positive impact in their communities.
“As Devereux continues its mission to help people with special needs prepare for competitive employment - for instance, completing a task, being on time and working as part of a team we want to spread awareness that hiring individuals with special needs can enhance the workplace and our community,” said Devereux Vice President of Operations - Adult Services Stephen Bruce, M.Ed., BCBA.
A recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report found that the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities was 8.5 percent in 2017, versus 3.9 percent for those without disabilities. In addition, statistics showed that just 20.2 percent of people with a disability who desired employment were employed. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for those without a disability who desired employment was 69.2 percent.
"Devereux has positively changed my life."
It was a sure bet that the more than 100 guests who turned out for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey’s first-ever “Double Down for Devereux” event experienced an unforgettable night of casino-style games, food and fun.
Ten years ago, Erin Clemens was struggling with day-to-day activities, relying heavily on family and friends to help guide her through life’s challenges. Going to college or finding employment seemed like unobtainable goals. Then, in 2008, her parents turned to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.
What does Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies based in England, have in common with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health? They both want to make the world a better place for future generations. Johnson Matthey is taking that notion to heart by providing employment opportunities for individuals with special needs.