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Learn more about PSP’s role in advocating for the rights of people with developmental disabilities.

This page provides links to PSP videos and articles about those we serve and the importance of supported employment services.

Videos

David's Story: A School-to-Work Transition Success
PSP's employment training and support services helped David successfully transition from school to working two jobs in the community—at the Kirkland Reporter and Glassybaby.

How Does Working Enrich A Life?
Explores how working in the community impacts the lives of PSP’s program participants.

How Our Work Makes a Difference
Program participants and their families share their personal thoughts on working with PSP for supported employment services.

An Ordinary Life
Long time disability rights advocate Margaret-Lee Thompson explains how a steady job allowed her son Dan to lead an ordinary life.

Good Business
King Country Executive Dow Constantine explains why hiring an employee with developmental disabilities is not an act of charity, but a good business decision.

Articles

Supported Employment Program Energizes the Workplace
The benefits of diversity in the workplace are explored in light of the City of Bellevue’s new supported employment program begun in partnership with PSP.

2014 CARF Survey Summary
Includes the complete text of PSP's 2014 CARF survey summary. PSP was awarded a three year accreditation along with an unprecedented "no recommendations for improvement" service evaluation.

INROADS TO INCLUSION—PSP Marks 68th Job Placement at Microsoft
Since 1984, PSP has partnered with Microsoft to develop jobs for its program participants. The article celebrates the milestone of its sixty eighth placement on the Microsoft Campus.

PSP Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Sara McIlvaine and Cathy Ann Mallman reflect on three decades of helping people with disabilities find career fulfillment and thank the community for their support in reaching this milestone.

PSP Party Celebrates Partnerships
Recaps the employer awards and participant recognition given at PSP's Employment Partnerships Celebration held October 25, 2012. Includes photo slideshow of the event.

Microsoft Dining Services Embraces Diversity
Compass/Eurest Elements Magazine
As part of its commitment to diversity, Eurest Dining Services has joined with PSP to employ people with disabilities in its cafes and dining rooms across the Microsoft Campus.

PSP Letter of Recommendation from Jerome "Jiff" Searing
The father of supported employee Wil Searing shares the reasons behind his family's decision to choose PSP for employment services.

PSP Letter of Thanks and Endorsement from Vanessa Hair
The mother of a supported employee thanks PSP for helping her daughter Kendyl find an enriching career.

Supported Employees Tour the Mayor's Office
Mayor Mike McGinn's Blog, City of Seattle
Workers from the City of Seattle's Supported Employee program, including PSP's Jenny
Therrien, toured Mayor McGinn's office and shared their work experiences.

Breaking the Barriers to Employment
Kirkland Courier City Update
PSP works to create supported employment opportunities with the City of Kirkland.

Enriching Award for Café Operator
Microsoft Inside Tracks
Nominated for its support in employing PSP participants, Eurest wins Life Enrichment Award.

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Diversity at Work

People with disabilities are vital members of a truly diverse workforce. Companies that want their employees to mirror their customers won't overlook this ready resource of capable talent.

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