shared courtesy of Penn-Mar Human Services
York, PENNSYLVANIA – Many of us might still remember the thrill of receiving our very first paycheck. For Timothy Moran that memory is still fresh. In late October, Tim was put on the payroll of Maple Press, the 118-year-old book manufacturer in York, Pa., as an on-call employee. When he was handed his first paycheck it was cause for celebration.
Tim, 46, is a highly affable and multi-talented Penn-Mar resident with intellectual disabilities, who, for the first time in his life, is experiencing gainful employment in the community. The job he landed, through Penn-Mar’s Customized Employment program and well-established partnership with Maple Press, was a big one, one that had literally been piling up for quite some time, because, as Kate Ness, Maple Press’ Employment Coordinator, said, “we just didn’t have anyone to do it.”