Ronny

Northeast Georgia At Avita, we understand that a person is more than a diagnosis. Our employees treat the entire person. We are well equipped to work with individuals with more than one diagnosis and individuals facing various life challenges. Helping people live their best lives is our passion.

Ronny, a 50-year-old man who is dually diagnosed, receives community and employment services from Avita. Several years ago Ronny was working several hourly jobs in the community, but he maintained that his dream job was to work at the local college. Ronny visited several classrooms at the college and was asked to speak about his job experiences. Ronny felt comfortable there because he made friends with a couple of students and a teacher he remembered from high school also taught there.

Ronny told everyone he wanted to work at the college. Although he applied several times, he never got the job. When the college's new sports complex was built, however, Ronny was hired to help keep the complex clean. He now works three days a week and takes pride in his job duties.

Additionally, he became the president of Dream Weavers, a consumer advocacy group, last spring.

For Ronny, life is good!



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