Tuesdays at Ten: London Waldorf School
London Waldorf School: London Waldorf School is an independently funded school located near the intersection of Oxford & Wharncliffe, nestled in a neighbourhood that backs on to Gibbons Park and the #Thames River. We offer programs ranging from Parent & Child classes, from birth, right up through our grade school which runs up to grade 8. #Tuesat10
London Waldorf School: Every single day Gabby teaches me new things. Other parents & staff feel Gabby gives so much to her class. Her brain is unbelievable, she can do puzzles upside down & without a photo!
London Waldorf School: Everyone has issues & challenges; when we know what these are ahead of time, have time to prepare. Mark Wafer, the owner of several @TimHortons, talks a lot about employing people with #disabilities. That #PWD work hard and that businesses benefit. I can see how this is & will be true in Gabby's case. If there's a household task, out of all my children, Gabby's the one who gets it done! #Tuesat10
London Waldorf School: In this case, this person was already involved in our organization through volunteering. She just shined in everything she did and her commitment & capabilities were noticed by many staff members. #Tuesat10
Hutton House: This individual has several years of university education, is very well organized & task oriented. The employee had lots of volunteer experience & had completed a 13 week work placement leading up to this. #Tuesat10
London Waldorf School: Fortunately, our workplace & community are filled with loving, open-minded people, so no, I don’t think so. I think #disabilities must touch everyone’s lives at some point & hopefully that provides empathy for anyone coming into a work environment who is living with a #disability. #Tuesat10
London Waldorf School: It is my view that each person comes to the world with their own special gifts & something to give. None of us are exempt from challenges, some have to face bigger ones than others. It's our duty to be examples to our children of good citizenship, build strong communities & have empathy. #Tuesat10
London Waldorf School: They've been wonderful to work with from the beginning. Right away, from finding the right person who was so well matched to our organization, to facilitating everything that needed to happen. #Tuesat10
Hutton House: They would provide lots of positive verbal feedback – “You are doing great” “Your work is amazing”. They recognized what a hard worker the employee was. When someone has a disability, extra reassurance & + genuine feedback is key to a successful partnership. #Tuesat10
Hutton House: We assisted with transportation, on the job check ins every couple of weeks, plus lots of phone support. If the employee was having a challenge on the job – big or small – they knew I was only a phone call away. #Tuesat10
We always appreciate those of you who join us for our live Tuesdays at Ten sessions, and welcome new voices to our discussions. We encourage you to ask questions, share your thoughts, and interact with our presenters. Please mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of every month at 10am as we continue to highlight various local businesses who successfully put ability first in the workplace.
We hope you’ll join us for our next Tuesdays at Ten, taking place on Tuesday April 7, 2015.
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