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October 31, 2010

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October 31, 2010

Our son has been a client at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries for the last four years. He came to the program with a personal traumatic brain injury, and after having lost a competitive community job that he had worked for 12 years. Goodwill Industries employed John, and has assisted him to continue to be productive, been exceptional in helping him to adjust, and continue to work in spite of some personal issues that have needed accommodations. The staff have been very supportive in work adjustment, and now as he he has progressed to work in the larger work area. When issues have presented they have communicated with us in a timely and effective manner, and have requested meetings for planning, and have taken a personal interest in assisting him in continuing to be a productive participant in the workplace. He frequently has difficulty staying focused on his work so a very specific behavioral sheet was created which allows him to read the schedule, follow a specific plan and earn the opportunity to have a reward after so many days of following the schedule. He has always responded to positive opportunities to earn something. We were very impressed with their understanding, and willingness to individualize a program to assist our son to succeed in his work environment.

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Yes, from their assistance with supporting our son with his employment

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October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

I have worked at Goodwill for 13 years in the Work Adjustment Training Program. I have really liked working here. My favorite job so far is working on Ford transmission kits. I am a hard worker with no complaints. Goodwill does a great job working with me and my co-workers.

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Goodwill has helped me make money and feel ggod about myself becasue I work.

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I don't think Goodwill needs to change anything right now

October 22, 2010

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October 22, 2010

Goodwill is a good place. Goodwill helps me with trying to get a job in the community. Goodwill also makes me feel better about myself because I can come to work and make money. There are a lot of different types of jobs that I can do here. I can also make good friends at Goodwill.

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Goodwill has helped me meet my work goals.

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I would not make any changes to Goodwill's program.

October 22, 2010

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October 22, 2010

I really think that Goodwill is great place is great place for individuals with disabilities to obtain vocational rehabilitation services. I have been here 4 years and it has really strengthened me as a person, growing in maturity and making personal contributions to society through work. Through my work with Goodwill's Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) I have been able to become a stronger self-advocate, and have even had the opportunity to become an active member of the Advocacy Leadership Network with Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services.

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Participating in advocacy activities with Goodwill for Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services' 2009 Tax Levy Campaign, and have done outreach to local high schools, as well as co-hosting Goodwill's 2009 Advocacy and Leadership Summit. In 2010 I participated in an assessment with Goodwill to learn about clerical and customer service jobs and am looking forward to developing my skills in those areas.

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I really can't think of anything I would like to change, but I would like to see Goodwill continue to work with local countiy agencies to ensure that every individual served would be able to obtain employment and vocational services when they want them!

January 27, 2010

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January 27, 2010

My name is Samantha Woolery and I work at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. I work in the Work Adjustment Training Program. Ohio Valley Goodwill is a great place to work. I have worked here for a little over three years. I like the different jobs I am able to work on. The staff help set up the different jobs so that I can complete them independently. They are always willing to help set up new jobs when they come into Work Adjustment. Some of the services that Goodwill offers include vocational exploration, job placement services, and personal care services. I have participated in the vocational exploration program and after completing this program I decided that the Work Adjustment Training program was a better fit for me. I also am provided with personal care assistance from the direct staff and am glad to be able to come to work and still get assistance I need throughout the day. Another great part of being at Goodwill is being a member of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). This committee works as an advocacy group for Goodwill and the consumers attending here as well as participate in community outreach. I have been the Chairperson for almost 2 years and we have organized several community outreach events such as a fundraiser for the Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services to help with the 2009 Levy campaign, annual food drives for the Free Store Food Bank, and pop tab collection to give to the Ronald McDonald House. Goodwill also has a 504 committee that looks at safety and accessibility for all people at Goodwill. I attend these meetings as the representative from CAC. I think that Goodwill does a great job in helping so many people to get work and be productive in their lives.

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that I have worked at Goodwill for 3 years in the Work Adjustment Training program. I have also been the Chairperson for Goodwill’s Consumer Advisory Committee for 2 years.

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