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Connecting people with disabilities to jobs in Maine

Ben Dionne is featured in this article about employment for people with disabilities. A short video is included and shows Ben at his job packaging seeds at Paris Farmers Union in Lewiston. The video also includes his mother Cathy Dionne, who is the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Maine and how she “dared to hope” that someday Ben would find meaningful work.

“The part-time work is the result of a number of factors: his mother’s drive to see her son have a sense of purpose, the store’s willingness to have him volunteer and then turn his role into a paid position, and the guidance of a public program called vocational rehabilitation.”

See article and video here