Success Story

Matt

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Erie Canal Museum Volunteer Extraordinaire

Matt has always had a love of history. He’s also always had a learning disability. When he came to LDACNY, he joined the LIFE program. His counselor Jamie helped him see his “disability” didn’t mean he couldn’t put all of his amazing abilities to use. Matt has now been volunteering at the Erie Canal Museum for over 2 1/2 years! He’s worked his way from janitorial duties and setting up for events to Gallery Attendant, and ...

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Anthony

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Kinney Drugs Superstar Anthony began working with LDACNY immediately following his graduation from high school. With support from an employment consultant Anthony applied for several stock positons. After a few months of job searching, Anthony interviewed and was hired at Kinney Drugs. Over time the manager has added an additional work day to his schedule so he can assist with the weekly truck delivery. There are certain tasks he performs independently and other tasks that require assistance from his job ...

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Lauren Sauve – Successful Literacy Coach

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Successful Literacy Coach LDACNY is expanding their horizons with an all-new literacy program geared towards adults. Small and intimate, the group is focused on increasing individual literacy– then building to the next level. And who is the person taking LDACNY on this journey? 24-year Literacy Coach veteran Lauren Sauve. Lauren says her favorite thing about working with reading and writing is “words live on after you’re gone.” She hopes to share her love of language with the community being built ...

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