Partners Health Plan members share their stories describing the diverse experiences of people with disabilities and the employers that are benefiting from the dedication these talented individuals bring to their professional roles.
Ackeem’s Employment Story
Meet Ackeem! Partners Health Plan Member, Ackeem, has been employed by the New York City Police Department for five years in downtown Manhattan.
The best part of his job, he stated, “is working with New York’s finest and I enjoy working for the Chief of Community of Affairs Bureaus of the New York City Police Department.” As the department’s Director of Community Affairs Bureau, he has an important role to fill and his boss motivates him to stay focused and help the community in every possible way he can. His motto for life is inspiring, “Stay focused and be strong. Always have a good attitude.”
Jessica’s Employment Story
Meet Jessica! Partners Health Plan Member, Jessica, has always been a busy person, with two part-time jobs she is very passionate about. One of which is working for the Self Advocacy Association of NY, better known as ‘SANYS’, the Long Island chapter.
Her role there is that of “Grassroots Presenter & Field Assistant.” Her favorite task is facilitating discussion groups with self-advocates and families on topics such as dignity of risk, enhancing your technology skills, and ending police violence against people with disabilities. She even speaks to parents of younger children with disabilities to provide them with her perspective on growing up with a disability.
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