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WVADE Community Spotlight

WVADE Community Spotlight

By Jason Bailey

WVADE's Executive Director, Jason Bailey, will be interviewing individuals from the mountain state and beyond to discuss how they have overcame barriers caused by their disabilities to become successfully employed in their chosen vocation.
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WVADE Episode 1 w/ Ashley Hickman, Case Manager, SW Resources

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WVADE Community Spotlight Episode #3 Luke Bailey -Working and living with Cystic Fibrosis
WVADE Community Spotlight Episode #3 Luke Bailey -Working and living with Cystic Fibrosis
WVADE Executive Director, Jason Bailey, discusses working and living with Cystic Fibrosis with Luke Bailey, who has held positions throughout his life ranging from Regional Manager for a durable medical supply company, Respiratory Therapist at several hospitals, and the Best Drive Thru Worker Ever at Hardee's.    This episode is special as Luke is WVADE's Executive Director's Brother.   Listen as they talk about the barriers to employment Luke overcame throughout his employment journey. As well as the resources that were available at the beginning of his journey.
38:38
November 09, 2022
WVADE Episode 2 w/ Eric McClain
WVADE Episode 2 w/ Eric McClain
Eric McClain, a Case Manager/Behavior Support Professional with SW Resources discusses how he has overcame his disability to find a vocation that allows him to help others with disability diagnoses obtain vocational training and ultimately job placement.   Also, a feature on WV Jobs and Hope discussing their new employee reimbursement program that allows organizations that hire their participants the ability to be reimbursed up to 1040 hours (excluding vacation/sick time, benefits, etc) or up to $25,000.00 per participant hired.
14:33
September 14, 2022
WVADE Episode 1 w/ Ashley Hickman, Case Manager, SW Resources
WVADE Episode 1 w/ Ashley Hickman, Case Manager, SW Resources
Join us for our debut episode of WVADE's Community Spotlight where we will be interviewing Ashley Hickman.  Ashley is a case manager with SW Resources.  Will will be discussing how she has overcame barriers to employment due to her diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
13:30
August 22, 2022