At the 2012 Forum, everyone got to take a peek at our great photo series on employment. Representative Ross Hunter donated his time and energy to The Arc for this very special photo series showcasing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the workplace.
McDonald’s Book Exchange
Aaron is 23 years old and graduated in 2010 from Eastlake High School. He is a happy and kind guy who loves to be around people and to give back to his community. Aaron volunteers at the HopeLink food bank in Bellevue one day a week. He also enjoys bowling, hiking and being outdoors.
In his sophomore year of high school, Aaron and his family moved from Texas and found a great school for him at Eastlake High School. When he turned 18, he moved to the Transition Academy in Lake Washington School District. His experience there helped him to grow and find a good job after graduation.
Since August 2010, Aaron has worked at McDonald’s Book Exchange and he loves his job. His job includes cleaning machines, putting out signage, vacuuming, straightening books, and more. He likes that he is contributing to his community through his job and that he gets to do something to help people. His employers really appreciate Aaron’s work and have given him a raise. Whenever Aaron talks about his job, he smiles and is proud of what he does.