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Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, 9:23 a.m.

CdA Program Helps Disabled Workers

When Christopher Griffin (pictured) fills out job applications, he knows his work history stands out for the wrong reason. He hasn’t held a job since 2005, well before the recession. The 31-year-old Spokane man was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis seven years ago this month. The news derailed his working life. Numbness in one foot – a symptom of the disease that attacks the central nervous system – forced Griffin to quit his last job as a line cook. “We had hot oil, sharp knives – you know, just everything that would be an issue,” he said. After years of fine-tuning medical treatments and attending community college accounting classes part time, Griffin is ready to go back to work. He hopes to land a job that permits him to mostly sit, as standing for long periods is difficult/Scott Maben, SR. More here. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Question: Does your business hire workers with disabilities?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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