“AccessAbility helped my students to see their own potential, see how their disability can be used to their advantage, and to become their own advocate. The workshop began with Mr. Torres speaking to each student individually about their life story, which made them feel good. Then they learned about the definition of empowerment. The Justin Timberlake clip was great example of how people told him he couldn’t be a solo artist, but through perseverance he was able to win multiple Grammies. The guests Mr. Torres brought in were good for the students to interact with and learn from. They learned about developing their individual talents. They discussed what bullying is, what to do when they are being bullied, and what to do when they witness bullying. AccessAbility encouraged the students to pass the information they learned to their friends and family, ‘learn one, teach one.’ Each student earned a framed certificate that they felt proud of. Overall, this workshop helped my students to see their self-worth which is very important in being successful in life.”
Summerville High School
“Nate and Jason from AccessAbility came in 2nd semester for 6 weeks and worked with our moderate to severe ID students on soft skills. It was amazing! They did a fantastic job teaching the students about the importance of time management, hygiene, boundaries, and communication to name a few and how these affect or are connected to employment. The students were very receptive to them, and those who could participate did a great job. It was very evident that they listened and learned from these two outstanding young men. Kudos to AccessAbility and Julia for the wonderful programs and opportunities that you’re providing for our students.”
Woodland High School
“I approached AccessAbility because… I recognized that a group of our clients would benefit from specialized social skills training.
“They help me by…presenting a series of classes focused on developing the soft skills needed to be successful in the workplace and in the community.
“The result was… individuals who attended the class series learned to utilize appropriate social skills specific to different situations, including the workplace. During the six-week course, three participants used what they learned in class during job interviews and were offered positions.
“I would recommend AccessAbility to anyone who needs… a caring partner to help individuals with disabilities achieve their full potential.”
Berkeley County Vocational Rehabilitation