BELLEFONTAINE – Which color hat do you wear at work and in life? That was the question that Pete Moore of the Ohio Association of County Boards posed at the RTC Employer Appreciation Breakfast held recently at the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
He gave the example that people who are indifferent where a white hat, negative folks where a black hat and red hats are for the forceful. Moore led an activity that challenged everyone in the room to instead put on a green hat, by sharing kind words and useful ideas. He said, “ Wear the green hat in your relationships. Care about people, unconditionally support and think of solutions first.”
RTC holds the annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast to thank the dozens of workplaces in Logan County that employ local residents with developmental disabilities. Each business was recognized for their efforts to include these individuals and presented with a certificate.
Moore commended the employers as federal and state laws call for more integrated work settings.
“As the DD system is transforming into a new world, what we need is the unconditional support of our community. Those of you who run businesses and hire folks with disabilities know what I mean,” he said.
Each table at the breakfast featured a special binder detailing the life and interests of several individuals with developmental disabilities who successfully hold jobs in our community. The binders tied in with the theme of March as DD Awareness Month:“What’s Your Story?”
Submitted by the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities.