LOGAN — Angela Carter of Logan, was recently recognized by The Arc of Ohio for the outstanding work she does helping individuals with developmental disabilities, by being nominated for Professional of the Year.
Carter, a Job Developer for Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, PersonnelPlus, graduated from Logan High School and has a Bachelors of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from Ashford University, Clinton IA. She has 10 years of experience in the industry and most recently was the Job Developer/Program Assistant for The Employment Connection in Hocking County.
According to Megan Smith, Family Advocate/Program & Event Coordinator for The Arc of Ohio for People with Developmental Disabilities, Carter received an Honorable Mention for being a “valuable leader in the developmental disability community.“
“Although you were not the final selection, being nominated is an honor in and of itself! We would like to acknowledge your great impact on the world of intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Smith explained, in a letter of commendation.
The Arc of Ohio is the voice of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends of people with disabilities and those who work with them. Together they represent more than 330,000 Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
According to Smith, the mission of The Arc of Ohio is to advocate for human rights, personal dignity and community participation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, through legislative and social action, information and education, local chapter support and family involvement. Their values are based on the concept that all people, regardless of ability, have the right to be productive, interdependent members of their respective communities and the society at large.
The Arc of Ohio is Ohio’s oldest and largest civil rights grassroots organization representing Ohioans with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.
“I am very proud of Angela for being nominated for the Professional of the Year by the Arc of Ohio and for receiving an Honorable Mention from the organization,” Doug Mitchell, Director of Employment Options, Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities, PersonnelPlus, said, noting “The Arc acknowledged her for the great impact she has had on people with disabilities.”
“Angela works very hard to help people with disabilities find employment that meets their interests and abilities. She is one of the most successful Job Developers that I have worked with in terms of getting people jobs,” he continued.
“Angela shows respect to the individuals she serves as well as their families. She is a natural at developing strong business partnerships that often turn into employment opportunities for our job seekers, and is well respected in the field of Supported Employment Services and deserves this recognition for her many successes in Supported Employment,” Mitchell concluded.
Founded in 1983, PersonnelPlus is a no cost, no obligation employment service, designed to increase operational efficiency through the hiring of reliable and dependable employees with disabilities.