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Tag: Dirkse Counseling & Consulting

(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Do you remember your first job?

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Do you remember your first job?

By Dirkse CC Team Do you remember your first job, how scared you were, how nervous it made you to put yourself out there and talk about yourself? Imagine interviewing when you experience a disability that affects your ability to process questions and communicate quickly and effectively; job interviews would certainly be a nightmare! This […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Are YOU a Rock Star?

| April 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Are YOU a Rock Star?

By Dirkse CC Team When you think of Rock Stars who do you think of; The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, or maybe Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll”?  They all may be considered worthy of the Rock Star status but what did they do to deserve it?  Don’t get me wrong, they are […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Introducing Lowa Dilla, employed!

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Introducing Lowa Dilla, employed!

By Dirkse CC Team Lowa Dilla is a 21-year-old with a quiet, soft-spoken personality who enjoys basketball, bowling and soccer. Like many young adults, he also likes video games, music and is great with computers. However, Lowa was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and faced challenges with social interaction and communication skills, making it […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Ability Starts Here, Thank You Beaverton!

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Ability Starts Here, Thank You Beaverton!

By Dirkse CC Team As President/CEO of Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, I am proud of the accomplishments and dedication of my team and have gratitude for our community partners who strive daily to improve employment outcomes for individuals who experience disability. It is my belief that, “Creating an inclusive community requires community.” Hence, it is […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Abby, Employed at 5 Guys Burgers & Fries

| January 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Abby, Employed at 5 Guys Burgers & Fries

By Dirkse CC Team Abby Monger is a kind, outgoing 22-year-old from Beaverton with abounding enthusiasm for life. She enjoys watching movies, dancing and listening to her favorite music. She is also someone who experiences Asperger’s syndrome; commonly referred to as a milder form of Autism, a complex developmental disability. According to The Autism Society, […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Jenny, Employed at Carina’s Bakery

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Jenny, Employed at Carina’s Bakery

By Dirkse CC Team Blind since birth, Jenny Howell navigates from her home in Hillsboro to her short-term Work Experience as a Cashier at the newly opened Carina’s Bakery in downtown Beaverton.  One might not think of a blind person as a Cashier, however you don’t know Jenny!  After graduating from Century High School in […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

| November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

By Dirkse CC Team On Thursday morning, October 19th, 2017, more than 100 business professionals spanning 14 industry sectors gathered at NIKE WHQ for Amplify! – an event centered around National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Participants were inspired by the keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Pimentel, a nationally renowned expert on disability management, job recruitment, job […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Carlo Umanzor, Employed!

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Carlo Umanzor, Employed!

By Dirkse CC Team D’vida Injury Clinic & Wellness Center Have you ever noticed the nice, soft, fluffy flannel sheets while visiting your alternative healthcare provider for a massage or acupuncture visit?  Ever wonder who might be responsible for the clean, fresh laundry? At D’vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center in Beaverton, Carlo Umanzor, a […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Tad Byrd, Employed!

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Tad Byrd, Employed!

By Dirkse CC Team Do you remember your first paid job? The excitement (or fear) of earning a paycheck, learning new skills and meeting new people? What was your motivation? A car, living on your own, or showing you could become independent from Mom and Dad? For Tad Byrd, a 21-year-old from Aloha, these were […]

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(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Brian Williams, Employed!

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
(Dis)abilities + Work + Beaverton = No Problem! Meet Brian Williams, Employed!

By Dirkse CC Team Who doesn’t love pizza? Brian Williams of Beaverton loves it so much he walks up and down the sidewalk enthusiastically waving the Round Table Pizza lunch special sign on 185th Avenue. He walks to his own beat as he enjoys his favorite musical artists like The Steve Miller Band and The […]

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