Tom Cumbie applied for DVR services when the company for which he worked went out of business. He had been working with community resource programs through the Adult DD Waiver when he decided to enlist DVR's support to obtain community-integrated employment.
Through VR counseling and job development, Tom explored possibilities and applied for various jobs, even briefly accepting one at a local grooming shop. DVR provided Tom with job coaching services and the work clothes and shoes required for him to successfully do the job he loves.Throughout the process, he was able to gain significant insight into what type of long-term jobs he felt would best fit his individual interests, skill, strengths, and limitations. Tom was so motivated to find such employment that he continued to actively participate in VR counseling and guidance as well as job development, even while recovering from surgery and actively participating in a myriad of sports.
When the opportunity to work as a staff member at Dan D Rentals presented itself, it appeared that Tom had found the perfect fit. He was excited about the prospect of having a job where he would be able to work outdoors. He was hired at Dan D Rentals on June of 2015, and has been an asset to their company ever since.
DVR provided Tom with job coaching services and the work clothes and shoes required for him to successfully do the job he loves. His strong work ethic, motivation to succeed, and likable personality significantly contributed to his success throughout the DVR process. He has now found a job where he truly is the perfect fit and is consistently recognized as an outstanding employee by his employer.