Tag Archives: employment for people with different abilities

Service with a Smile: How Inclusive Workplaces Benefit Everyone

While people line up to order their coconut milk, ginger and turmeric smoothies and kale, quinoa and sweet potato salads, a young woman works quickly and quietly in the storeroom packing vitamin supplements for mail order clients. It’s a healthy place to be this Wednesday lunch hour at Nature’s Fare Markets in Vernon, in an […]

A Good Job for Mary Jane

LOOKING BACK, it was like a perfect storm. Mary Jane Sinclair’s mother had died a violent death. She herself had survived a violent relationship that left her unable to hear out of one ear. Menopause was approaching. And she hadn’t worked in 20 years. “I was getting depressed. After I lost my mom, it was […]

The Baker’s Helper that Could

UNTIL TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS AGO, what Annie Stanyer knew of life was setbacks. Hurdles. For every step forward, four back. During Stanyer’s entry into the world 32 years ago, she didn’t get enough oxygen. And that left stilted the span of the brain that learns—that makes connections between what is seen and read with what is […]