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Governor Morehead School Alumni Association Inc

GMSAAi supports self-advocacy, independence, inclusion, and employment of the physical and medically challenged.

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Employment opportunities for persons with visual, hearing, and physical impairments are few and far between. Nationally, approximately 70% of visually and hearing challenged persons of working age are unemployed and/or underemployed. For the state of North Carolina the rate is between 35 – 40 percent. There are many factors that contribute to this unemployment problem. There is a lack of suitable jobs that match individual interests, skills, and abilities, as well as employers who do not understand needed accommodations to make employment accessible and successful for the disabled. There are far too few organizations in existence that provide employment opportunities matching services for this population. The Governor Morehead School Alumni Association would like to change these factors. GMSAAI is committed to fund a non-profit employment resource center that will match persons with physical impairments with forward-thinking inclusive employers. These opportunities may include entrepreneurship, vocational internships, technical training, supervised employment and supportive employment. The GMS Alumni Association is striving to become a self-sustainable employment entity for the physically and medically challenged.