SOURCE: AID Foundation

AID Foundation

July 21, 2016 09:00 ET

AID Foundation Gifts Computer to Help Get Individual With Disability Back Into the Workforce

Robert Is Taking CAD Courses to Build and Design Homes

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - July 21, 2016) - Robert Smith has lived with a disability for over a decade, and has been out of work since 2008. He had a major surgery in his neck, and suffered from complications. Robert had worked in the construction industry and lost his job in 2008 during the recession. He tried working in other areas, but other employers were not helpful or understanding about his disability.

Recently, through Arizona at Work, Robert's counselor suggested he go back to school and learn a CAD program. Designing houses would be a job that is flexible with hours and allow him to work in his industry. The only problem was that Robert needed a high speed computer with plenty of RAM to enroll in the program. The AID Foundation sprang into action and when Robert was contacted to receive his gift, he said, "This computer is my chance to get back in the workforce."

Jennifer Rogers with the AID Foundations says, "AID Foundation's goal is to make life more accessible for individuals with disabilities. This gift was not just a computer, it gives Robert confidence to earn a living and feel proud of himself once again."

You can see Robert's interview with the AID Foundation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY5Bi-8K9YU

AID.org wants to help others, and they believe in gifting items that are LIFE necessity, not only medical necessity. Robert's computer is a great example of giving a person with a disability self-confidence and independence once again. Those with disabilities can make their requests online at www.aid.org.

To schedule interviews please email media@AID.org.

About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation ("AID.org")
As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings non-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for the charitable AID Foundation.

The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation aims to help improve the lives of individuals with disabilities every day.

Embedded Video Available: https://youtu.be/QY5Bi-8K9YU

Contact Information

  • Jennifer Rogers
    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation
    (774) 768-2235
    jennifer@AID.org