U.S. Open Provides Work, Opportunities For People With Disabilities
The action may be on the courts, but for a group of adults with developmental disabilities, the U.S. Open is far more than a spectator opportunity. It’s a chance to let their work skills shine.
More than 50 people with developmental disabilities are hard at work making sure that tables are clean and that napkins and other essentials are in good supply at the food village of the Flushing, N.Y. complex where the U.S. Open is held. The grand slam tournament ends its two week run this Sunday.
For the past eleven years, graduates of a New York City employment training program for people with disabilities have capped off their summer at the U.S. Open, providing an opportunity for them to display their work skills in a big way and even meet a few celebrities in the process, reports the Queens Chronicle. To read more click here.
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