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Memphis Goodwill employees attend Disability Awareness Training

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Thirty-two Memphis Goodwill Inc. employees representing Donated Goods and Contract Services divisions attended Disability Awareness Training led by UT Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities staff. The training was held at Memphis Goodwill’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services Center at 3830 Austin Peay.
Attendees learned about current ADA laws and requirements, how and when those with disabilities should be accommodated in the workplace, and how to better communicate with people with disabilities.
Memphis Goodwill’s mission to help those with barriers to employment to become self-sufficient through job training, life skills counseling and training.
Memphis Goodwill, Inc. was founded in 1927, and today employs more than 770 people in Tennessee and North Mississippi, many of whom face significant barriers to employment.
For more information about Goodwill in Memphis, store locations or hours of operation, call 323-6221 or visit
Participants were Charlene Williams, Arlease Fields, Kate Jordan, Janie Johnson, Sherie Whirl, Gary LeBlanc, Sylvia Clark, Maria Scurlock, Darrell Mallard, Ralph McIntyre, Dennis Beedle, Lisa Dillon, Patti Knight, Shandra Brock, Yolanda Taylor, Ruby Mosby, Tracy Erskine, Bertha Bonner, Mary Bryant, Peggy Carroll, Helen Young, Zelda Hill, Samantha Dowdy, Willie Walker, Latisha Robertson, Tameka Bonds, Shannon Hecker, Rachel Ewing, Keysha Warr, Ricky Crawford, Cassandra Merritt, Gloria S. Walker and the groups instructors Belinda Hardy and Ashley Annestedt.

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