Personal Stories


Howie McGill and Amanda Thomas from MSC

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

David Lukacher has been working at MSC Industrial Supply, Inc., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations products and services, in the Harrisburg Customer Fulfillment Center for over a year. As part of the maintenance department, he helps to maintain the entire warehouse floor and mezzanine floors.
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Achieving Employment Goals

David understands the importance of setting and achieving goals. He has focused the past year on self-improvement and continues to create new goals for himself. David began with physical and mental wellness goals that included working out, meditating, and taking time to read almost every day. His workout regimen includes strength training exercises and running....
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In Pursuit of a Career in Music

Cody loves music and making people happy. With support from Keystone Human Services’ Autism Services, Cody has been taking the steps needed to pursue a career that complements his musical talent. He finished an internship with popular local musician Steven Courtney and can play harmonica, guitar, and a computerized drum machine to accompany the lyrics...
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Living Independently

Bobby Trimble presents himself as polite, social and friendly. However, he explains that he hasn’t always been that way. Before joining the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) ten years ago, Bobby was quiet and uncomfortable in most social situations. He became more comfortable with social engagements and public settings by practicing different social skills with...
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Zak’s Story

With the support of the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP), Zak has found employment as a bagger at Giant. He also goes out into the community more frequently, where he volunteers 2-3 times per week, depending on his work schedule. …
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Trey’s Story

The Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) has been a source of guidance, assistance, and support for Trey and his father. Through ACAP, Trey has a team whose purpose is to collaborate to support him to improve his quality of life and achieve independence. …
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Michael’s Story

“The Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) has positively impacted me. They've helped me get a good job and meet new people, and I've become more comfortable with public speaking. I have also learned to cook and make new foods. …
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Hillary’s Story

In 2009, Hillary was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and joined the Adult Community Autism Program in 2010. Since then, Hillary's life has changed for the better. She has worked on her social skills with support staff, and not only can she carry on a conversation, but she now has friends to converse with. …
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George’s Story

“I began participating in the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) in 2010, and since then I have learned and achieved a lot. I enjoy the services I receive through ACAP. …”
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Fred’s Story

Since he started participating in the Adult Community Autism Program, Fred has developed a life of his own, separate from his parents'. Not only has he developed a stronger sense of self, but he feels empowered. …
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