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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. 


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