One of the great success stories of the CIES program is the
story of Ed C. Ed was born with mild mental retardation, psychosis
anxiety disorder and Tourette's Syndrome.
In 1995, Ed began working with the CIES Program
and earned a job with the Community Support Group in Bloomsburg
cleaning their offices. He enjoys this type of work but wanted
to work more hours. So when the CIES Program offered him an
opportunity to work with the Mobile Work Force crew a few nights
a week he jumped at the offer.
It was no surprise that Ed was recently
honored as a nominee for the PA Industries for the Blind and
Handicapped Nettie Mann Achievement Award. The Award honored
his achievement and the character he demonstrates while living
and coping with his disabilities, particularly in the work place.