We have a great video to share today.
The good folks at Twisted Pine Brewery in Boulder have demonstrated their commitment to providing supported employment to those with significant needs by carving out a special position for Gerald. For those of you who don’t know him, Gerald lives in the Bob and Judy Charles SmartHome in Boulder. Gerald has significant physical disabilities, including limited mobility and a limited ability to communicate vocally. Over the past few years, however, Gerald has used an assistive communication device called a DynaVox to improve his ability to communicate his needs and desires. He has also used the device to begin to learn how to read, write, and do arithmetic – at the age of 48!
Twisted Pine has been collaborating with Gerald, Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source department, and the staff members at the SmartHome to create some tasks that Gerald can perform at Twisted Pine using his DynaVox, including assisting with inventory.
Think about that – someone who couldn’t count to ten a few short years ago is now doing inventory work for his employer!
This video shows Gerald practicing his numbers on his Dynavox so he can keep up with inventory.
And stay tuned! Tomorrow, we’ll show Gerald at work using his newfound skills!
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