During October, we celebrated National Disability Awareness month, dedicated to raising awareness about employment issues for disabled individuals, and celebrating the valuable contributions of workers with disabilities.

More than 29,000 Maine students, about 16% of the state’s student population, are identified as having a disability.

According to the American Community Survey, just over 15% of work-age Mainers has a disability – and yet only 38% of these people are employed and only 20% are employed full-time.

Pine Tree Society’s Career Development Services are designed to address an emerging critical need among individuals with disabilities, while meeting a growing need for employees.

Read about Robert reaching his employment goals here.

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