Open Futures - Role Models for Youth with Disabilities
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Jan in her office

Working is important for people with disabilities. It encourages your self-esteem. It counters the negative images we get about being people with disabilities from the media.

—Jan, a nonprofit agency director


Your future is open. Although people with disabilities often face barriers moving into the world of work, many do succeed. Many discover exciting jobs inspired by their interests and abilities.

Each month Open Futures will introduce you to three people with disabilities who believed in themselves and followed their dreams. Open Futures will also lead you to resources that will help you open up your future.

This Month, Meet:

Michelle, an assemblerElijah, a musicianJan, a non-profit agency director
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