Find Out How Illiteracy Became a Huge Asset for This Young Woman with Down SyndromeA. Stout
Perhaps a parent’s greatest wish is to see their children grow up to lead happy, healthy lives filled with success. So understandably, Jo Lynam was worried about her daughter, Emma; a young woman with Down’s syndrome, hearing issues, and mild autism, she could not read or write. Would she be able to get a job and support herself?
It turned out that yes, she would. In fact, her inability to read turned into a strength. She loves to shred paper, so she runs her own business as a “Master Shredder,” lending her skills to various offices. Confidentiality is not a concern because she can’t read the documents fed through the machine. And the best part? She loves what she does!
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