Impact

Persistence. Determination. Discipline. These are just a few of the qualities that the team at PRIDE witnesses every day when working with individuals who want to rise above their disabilities and find meaningful employment. While PRIDE provides the services and support, the people we work with ultimately find their own success through hard work and commitment. Read some of their inspiring stories here.

Building the Foundation for a Future Career

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Employment services

Coast Guard Celebrates 230 Years of Service

On August 4, the Coast Guard will be 230 years old. Founded just fourteen years after the Revolutionary War, it’s the oldest, continuous seagoing service in the U.S, predating the U.S. Navy by eight years. The brainchild of Alexander Hamilton, this branch of the military was originally called the Revenue Marine. Its primary responsibility was […]

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Disability Inclusion and Employment

Creating Opportunities for an Independent Life – Bessie Blount’s Legacy

The opportunity to develop an independent life is essential for all adults, including those with disabilities. The chance to live on one’s own, hold employment, and independently complete routine tasks — all of this contributes to a person’s dignity. That’s why access to supports, resources, and assistive technology is so crucial for creating a more […]

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Disability Inclusion and Employment

Small Changes Lead to Big Gains

For a long time, many businesses subscribed to the myth that changing the workplace to accommodate people with disabilities did not yield a good return on investment.  Fortunately, that view is changing, as more and more studies show the benefits of creating a diverse workforce. The data show, for example, that employees with disabilities have […]

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A Boom in Assistive Technology

Assistive technologies are nothing new. According to some scholars, for example, wheelchairs have existed in one form or another since classical times, which means Plato may have been familiar with these devices. A variation of this tool—the self-propelled wheelchair—has been used since the seventeenth century, and though it has undergone significant enhancements over the past […]

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Celebrating the ADA

July 26, 2020 marks thirty years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These days, the ADA is considered by many to be a singular achievement in disability rights. Certainly, its importance in ensuring accessibility for all Americans is indisputable. But the fact is, the ADA didn’t happen overnight. Rather, it was […]

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Success Stories

A Rewarding Road to Job Success: Mat’s Story

“To look back and see all that I have accomplished amazes me. I would not change a thing!” Mat Baker’s career as a learning trainer began after joining PRIDE Industries’ Amazon Placement program in 2018. The journey wasn’t always easy, as a severe anxiety disorder initially prevented him from interacting with others or seeking a […]

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