One such idea that Joe Hurlburt, one of our career consultants out of our St. Marys Office, came up with involves training consumers on cash registers. Joe has been placing a lot of consumers in retail positions, and sometimes the positions involve running a cash register. Joe thought that he could prepare his consumers better if he had a cash register on which he could help train people before they got to their job.
Joe brought up this idea to one of our other career consultants in St. Marys, Emily Westerfield. Emily then took the initiative to go out and try to get some one to dontate cash registers so that we could train people with disabilities better. Emily ended up finding one cash register from Sandy Mathews (owner of EZ Promotions: check out their website here: http://www.ezpromotions1.com/). Emily was then able to get two more cash registers for our Toledo and Dayton Offices from the St. Marys, OH VFW (Post 9289).
It is great to see organizations coming together to help people with disabilities. The consumers at Capabilities are going to benefit greatly from some additional training that they can now receive from the use on these cash registers. Thanks for the great ideas Joe and Emily! Also, thanks to Sandy Mathews and the St. Marys VFW for donating the cash registers!