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Employs Stories

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Cynthia’s Story

After years living on her retirement (and with a degenerative visual disability), Cynthia decided that she wanted to re-enter the workforce. After meeting Cynthia, it was clear that she was not to be viewed as someone with a disability, but as a woman with so many abilities. BDI’s Workforce Resources Team completed an assessment of her skills…

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Aedrian’s Story

Aedrian’s new career was a culmination of hard work that began when he lost a job in 2012. His struggle to find a new job was compounded by a disability that limited the use of one of his arms. Undeterred and driven to support himself and his two young daughters, Aedrian sought help from BDI…

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Wanda’s Story

Meet Wanda. Wanda needed an employer who understood the accommodations she’d require because of her disability. Long hours on her feet caused excessive strain on Wanda’s body, and her doctor urged her to find a new position. By working with BDI, she was able to find a career that met her physical needs and satisfied her personal goals…

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Vickie’s Story

Meet Vickie. When Vickie set out to achieve greater personal independence, she turned to BDI for guidance. Vickie has struggled to maintain a career and support herself over the years due to her disability as a deaf person and all the challenges that entails. After working through BDI, she was able to seek and secure employment. Vickie has since purchased her own car and moved out of her son’s home and into her own residence…

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Jacqueline’s Story

Two years ago, Jacqueline was out of work, homeless, and battling thyroid cancer. Despite her years of work experience, Jacqueline’s job search was going nowhere. She worried that people were afraid to hire her because of her illness. One day she struck up a conversation with a fellow MARTA rider, and everything changed. Their conversation turned to Jacqueline’s struggle to find employment. The woman on the train was a BDI employee, and she encouraged Jacqueline…

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