Personal Stories - Donnie's Story

Donnie laughs with gusto and loves to tell jokes.  He is living in the community and working regularly.  Donnie?  Yes!  The youngster that was shuffled among foster homes and spent thirteen years in a state hospital is now an adult on his own with support from a caring community.

Donnie always wanted to work.  His desire, channeled through supported employment, created options in which he could choose his goals. Donnie's story is a lesson in how we view the possibilities of people with disabilities to become valued community members.

Come laugh with Donnie and share his world of choice. 

706 542 3457
advancingemployment@uga.edu
850 College Station Road
Athens, GA 30602