A month after the event, a Culinary Queen made a young singer a shopping queen for a day.
Only weeks after she graduated from Whitko High School in 2018, Kelsie Castle worked her first shift as a Direct Support Professional, or DSP, at Easterseals Passages.
Chauntesse Philpot loves to learn, and she works two jobs helping other people learn and overcome obstacles, too.
Each day, about 45 people with disabilities arrive at the Easterseals Passages Creative Learning Center for a day of activities, learning and fun. Christina Sipe rolls with it all.
Jorge Ruiz has worked many jobs in his 43 years, but he’s come back to being a Direct Support Professional, or DSP.
Kathy Simons has spent more than half her life working with people who have disabilities. The work still brings her satisfaction every day.
Workers from Easterseals Arc’s Projects Drive Group helped put General Motors pickup trucks on the road.
Carroll High School student Makayla got a semester-long introduction to what it’s like to work in the preschool at Hickory Center Elementary School.
Several of the 13 students in the Pre-ETS program at Homestead High School worked in retail stores during the 2018-2019 school year. They saw firsthand the behind-the-scenes effort that keeps the stores running.
Students at Wayne High School are working in area businesses, thanks to a collaboration with Easterseals Arc.
Easterseals Arc consumers are much like other workers when it comes to deciding to retire: Some take it easier, while others like the idea of more leisure time.
Music therapy can look like a party, but there are serious goals behind the fun.
Class sizes at the Pre-Manufacturing Academy at Easterseals RISE may be small, but the goal is not. These classes could become a path to jobs in manufacturing for people with disabilities.
An enclave of Easterseals Arc participants has been at work in a Fort Wayne factory since April, helping to brighten outdoor furniture in the United States and Canada.
Easterseals RISE participants joined the workforce at Mastercraft Inc. during a national emergency, as companies turned their machinery and expertise to making supplies for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Easterseals Arc has reshaped many programs to reduce the chances of spreading COVID-19. The career exploration activities run by the employment services team are no exception.
What better way to spend time than crafting? After all, most of the people served by Passages are accustomed to doing art every day when our Creative Learning Center is open!