I like vacation but I love to work the most. I work at Lou Malnati’s, an Italian restaurant in Evanston, Illinois. I work in the kitchen on Wednesdays and host during the weekends. I also work at Walmart as a Sales Associate. In my role I fold clothing, stock merchandise and help customers. I take the Pace Suburban Bus to all my jobs.
I think work is a way to self-advocate because it shows that you are a great person and you can do the work. For me, it’s not about the money, it means I am a great team player and leader. I love to work because it’s all about the person, how they feel for me is different.
I do like change, but having someone to help me and see what they do helps me learn and adjust to change. When you look at my story you will love to work. When you start earning money, you will love to go on vacations with the money you worked hard for! It is very fun when I wake up and just do a great job.
Matthew LaChappelle is a participant at No Boundaries, a program of Search, Inc. and a very active member of JJsList.com’s Disability Awareness Players, which travels to businesses in order to educate staff members about issues facing those with disabilities.
This post was sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus.