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Personal Stories


Rosanna sorts and delivers mail at the Merrimack Valley Credit Union in Lawrence, MA.


Frank is a lot attendant at the Home Depot in Somerville, MA.


Maggie works at a marketing and advertising agency in Boston, MA.

Self Determination and Self Advocacy

The following videos feature young adults speaking about their transition experiences moving from high school to the working world. They discuss the job training they received while in high school, how supportive their schools were of their post-school goals, and give advice for both students and educators about supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their transition years.

Jillian's Transition Story


Patrick's Transition Story


Kamisha's Transition Story


Maggie's Transition Story