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DDS Success Stories

Some have a clear path of what they want to do for work, while others may need either tools, support, or just a spark to help them see want they want to do for work. These success stories show actual people with disabilities and their story of how they end up living a good life through employment. This section showcasing DC self-advocates’ accomplishments that led towards the life they wanted to live; including examples of the tools they used to get there. 


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The Right Support Makes Change Possible


thumbnail_Alex 75x56.jpgAlex

Volunteering Turns Passion into a Job


Alice T. Aguehounde

Customer Relations Specialist


Courtney Bowman

Support Services Specialist


Gabriel S.

Pursuing his dreams


Kevin Wright

Department on Disability Services


Deborah Gaither-Phillips (foreground) and RCM Job Coach Danielle DeshieldsDeborah Gaither

You Can Get a Better Life


Tyrone Tibbs

Initiative and a Good Attitude Lead to Longevity


Charlene Bond

A Leap of Faith


Charlene Taylor

Attitude is Everything


Janel Grossinger

Employers and Employees Must Ask: What Do We Need to Do Differently?



Living His Best Life Now


Darren Barbour

Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life