Friday, June 22, 2012

A company that makes a difference

My hero!  A company making a difference in the lives of those with intellectual disabilities.  Thank you.  You rock American Diagnostic Corporation.

Its about ability... not disability.

For nearly a quarter of a century, ADC has made it part of our mission to employ the intellectually disabled.
It all started in 1987. The Long Island job market was bustling. We were in our infancy and struggling to find capable production staff. One day, a young man showed up at our door. He had a note with him that read “My name is Glen. I’m disabled and need a job”. He had ridden his bike 7 miles to get to our facility, then in West Babylon.
Although ambivalent about the likelihood for success we took a chance on Glen and never looked back. Today we employ a dozen individuals with intellectual disabilities in positions ranging from maintenance to shipping; production to quality control. AHRC’s Supported Work Program helped select, train and even manage the hires. Marc Blitstein, ADC’s CEO sits on the board of AHRC (Suffolk chapter) - one of the largest NY agencies serving this population. Over the past 20 years ADC has raised and donated well over $250,000 to their programs. But more importantly, over that period we have employed dozens and demonstrated that it really is about ABILITY.
To commemorate the Silver Anniversary of our work with the intellectually disabled we have developed this symbol of our involvement. Most of our products will feature the decal above prominently displayed. We will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of EVERY product bearing this sticker to the AHRC (Suffolk Chapter) to help them continue to provide programs to the 2000 individuals and families that they serve. If you would like to learn more about AHRC click the link...
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