LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A fairly new college program is already opening doors for Arkansans with special needs.
It was a day of excitement, laughter, and tears for Charlee Brosh and her family. Brosh is one of the first students to participate in the "ACE" program through a partnership with Easter Seals and UA-Little Rock. That program gives students with intellectual and developmental disabilities the skills to enter the workforce.
"It's very exciting, we're very proud of Charlee and her accomplishments," said her mother, Lee Ann Brosh.
On Tuesday, Brosh was handed her chance to make an impact on the world.
"People with disabilities have challenges but they want the same things we do," said Connie Bracy, an Assistant Professor with UA-Little Rock. "They want employment, they want friends, they want to matter."
Brosh is the first student from the program to be offered a permanent job with the University of Arkansas Medical Science.
And she is ready to get to work!
"I make speech tabs and stuff and copy stuff," Brosh explained. "I do inventory."
It's a new opportunity for growth and learning for one very hard worker.