JOPLIN, MO.--- People with disabilities received job training and new skills today. Three mental health organizations hosted their 2nd Annual Transition and Resource Expo for individuals with disabilities. Disabled youth and their parents learned what jobs might be available to them. The event, for students 16 and up, was designed to provide training to help young disabled adults get hired and keep their jobs. One parent explains that for her daughter, getting a job is not just about earning money.
"Employment is very important because I feel that whether it's a paid employment or if it's a voluntary type of employment, it gives us self worth and it makes us feel good about ourselves," said Stacey Sarakinis, Parent.
Organizers say the goal is to give disabled people the tools to live as independently as possible.
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