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OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL INDUSTRIES REHABILITATION CENTER INC
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!

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I work as a trainee in work adjustment training, in the contributed goods department where I sort and rack hangers, hang clothes, and work on jobs that help me to develop my vocational skills. I also participate as a member of Goodwill's self advocacy co.