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East Tennessee Center Trains People with Disabilities in the Workplace

It can be a struggle for people with intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities. One organization hopes to improve their chances. The Emory Valley Center provides skills so people can get employment.

An opportunity at a popular doughnut shop turned into a dream job for one man. Filling a box of delicious goods is the reason why so many people flock to Duck Donuts, but they also make stop by to see a familiar face.

“Hi, I’m James. Welcome to Duck Donuts,” said James Gray.

Miranda Witt, the shift leader at Duck Donuts said, “James is very happy. He’s just always thrilled to be here. He comes in with a big smile on his face.”

Gray has been the host at the Duck Donuts in Knoxville for several months now.

“I make people smile when they come in and I enjoy doing that,” said Gray.

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