HireAbility Spokane partners with many businesses that have successfully grown their workforce by hiring competent, diverse employees with developmental disabilities.



SUCCESS STORIES


Individuals with developmental disabilities work in a wide variety of jobs throughout Spokane County, ranging from hospitality to manufacturing to healthcare.

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Brian Walch

Kalispel Linen Services, Airway Heights, Washington

Medical Linen Sorter/ Technician

Curtis Bash, manager of Kalispel Linen Services knew when he interviewed Brian Walch, he had found a great match for the needs of his company.

“He had a great attitude and was very positive when we met- and since then, Brian has lived up to all my expectations and more.” Click Here to Read More

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Darby Harrington

Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Concierge

Not so long ago, Darby Harrington was working part-time in a job that was no longer fulfilling. Over time, his duties had become limited, leaving him unchallenged and bored. Darby, who was unwilling to accept a job without purpose, spoke with his employment support team and together they decided it was time to seek out a new path. Click Here to Read More

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David Sanchez

Suncrest Park Association, Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Gatekeeper

The moment that David Sanchez walked through the door for his job interview, Fred Mashtare, Head Caretaker at Suncrest Park, whispered to Owner, Mike Knowles, “I think he’s hired.” Click Here to Read More

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Darren Driggs

Sodexo Dining, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

Dining Room Attendant

When Darren Driggs planned to attend Gonzaga’s mock-interview event with HireAbility Spokane, he never expected to receive a job offer.

But that’s exactly what happened. Click Here to Read More

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Bree Bethman

YMCA, Downtown, Spokane, Washington

Welcome Host

Nearly two years ago Bree Bethman was working in an isolated, outdoor-based job that didn’t seem to match up that well with her strengths. Click Here to Read More

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Chandan Bhuta

DSHS Division of Child Support, Spokane, Washington

Office Assistant

Back in 1999, The Supported Employment in State Government (SESG) program was adopted by the Washington State Legislature, and it provided paid competitive employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Click Here to Read More

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Todd Anderson

Southeast Daycare, Spokane, Washington

Kitchen Aide/ Custodial Aide

When Todd Anderson first started his new job at Southeast Daycare, 2 ½ years ago, he never imagined that his favorite part of the job was going to be seeing the kids every day. Click Here to Read More



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Scott Ayers

Finch Arboretum, Spokane, Washington

General Maintenance Worker

Six years ago, Scott Ayers began his employment journey with Spokane’s Finch Arboretum, a 65 acre public park with an extensive botanical / tree garden, featuring more than 2,000 ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers. Click Here to Read More

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Molly Toohey

Durham School Bus Services, Spokane, Washington

Bus Attendant

The job of a School Bus Attendant is anything but easy. The unpredictability of kids makes every day an almost entirely new experience. For Molly Toohey of Durham School Bus Services in Spokane, Washington, it’s a challenge that she accepts five days a week, with a huge smile on her face. Click Here to Read More

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David Sanchez (Update)

Sweeto Burrito/ Suncrest Park, Spokane, Washington

Greeter, Dessert Specialist/ Gatekeeper

Less than two summers ago, David Sanchez’s future was anyone’s guess. This young man was having trouble finding his direction in life and his mother and father were very concerned about what David’s world was going to look like after high school. Click Here to Read More