Stride Stories

We invest in the prosperity of adults with developmental delays through innovative employment. Integrated employment is positions held by people with disabilities in typical workplace settings where they earn at least minimum wage and are paid directly by the employer. At Stride, this includes Paid Time Off and a retirement plan for all employees, regardless of ability. Our special needs employees may hold jobs where tasks and conditions of work are customized to match the characteristics of the worker and the needs of the employer.

Everyone has a story to tell, take a moment to click on the images below and read the stories of our terrific special needs workers and our Founder.

Marie has been with Stride since 1981 and is called “La Jefa”…The BOSS.

Marie has been with Stride since 1981 and is called “La Jefa”…The BOSS.

James came to us fresh out of High School and has advanced to Shipping Assistant.

James came to us fresh out of High School and has advanced to Shipping Assistant.

Peter is our resident artist. He loves sorting the different colors and is great with counting things out.

Peter is our resident artist. He loves sorting the different colors and is great with counting things out.

Vaden is always offering to help do any job, no matter how big or small.  He’s our happiest employee.

Vaden is always offering to help do any job, no matter how big or small. He’s our happiest employee.

Victor has advanced within the company and is the head of Shipping & Receiving.

Victor has advanced within the company and is the head of Shipping & Receiving.

Diana is our go-to person for the more complicated tasks that her peers may find intimidating.

Diana is our go-to person for the more complicated tasks that her peers may find intimidating.

Jude is great learning a new task, and training others in a way which they they can understand.

Jude is great learning a new task, and training others in a way which they they can understand.

Barbara Brennan-Our Founder

Barbara Brennan-Our Founder