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“The goal of our company is to make people aware, EMPLOY those with Down syndrome and empower them.”
At Down Syndrome Footprint, employment of individuals with Down syndrome is one of the company tenents. Many of these potential employees can provide a tremendous work ethic, spirited personality and dedication to the job. Providing employment to those with Down syndrome is an encouraged way to offer a chance at a fulfilling job experience.
Employment means more self-reliance. An employer can give an opportunity for earning money and setting structure for those who have Down syndrome. Currently, only 18% of adults ages 18-60 who have Down syndrome are in paid employment positions. Potential employers who can see past the disability are able to see the opportunities that unfold with this committed and reliable workforce.
Employment can be an opportunity. Those with Down syndrome can be excellent employees or fulfill volunteer positions within the community. Workers gain valuable knowledge and product experience, while employers add diversity to the workplace. The potential is unlimited when employers welcome the opportunity of providing employment to those with Down syndrome.
Employment changes the statistics and the future. Half of adults with Down syndrome are not working, either on a voluntary or paid basis. Employers that welcome these individuals help to change this statistic. Many of those with Down syndrome are discouraged by employment support services or feel that potential employers cannot see past their disability. With the production of each product, The Down Syndrome Footprint Store strives to provide employment to those with Down syndrome.
The Down Syndrome Footprint Foundation acknowledges the significant need to find and provide employment opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome. When you shop at the Down Syndrome Footprint LLC store, watch for products that have the 100% Authentic Down Syndrome Footprint tag. The tag means that the product has been made or packaged by an individual with Down syndrome.
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"100% Authentic Down Syndrome Footprint Products" sold in the Down Syndrome Footprint Store.
What are 100% Authentic Down Syndrome Footprint Products?
100% Authentic Down Syndrome Footprint Products are items that are guaranteed to employ people with Down Syndrome. Every item in the Down Syndrome Footprint Store is touched by an individual with Down syndrome, or it is not sold. Many places sell awareness products, but the Down Syndrome Footprint Store is the only awareness store that can guarantee you that they are directly and 100% raising awareness, empowering, and employing individuals with Down syndrome.
To nominate an Employer for the Down Syndrome Footprint Employer Award, click here.
To nominate an Employee for the Down Syndrome Footprint Employee Award, click here.
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STEP TOWARDS THE FUTURE
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
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