Lucille Taylor is very appreciative for the services from New Horizons that her daughter, Dianna, has been receiving for the past 32 years. She explains, "We cannot do without New Horizons and Dianna's job coach, Nolan Drakes! Through his guidance, Dianna has developed necessary work skills that have enabled her to celebrate success as she begins her 11th year at the Salvation Army Family Center in Savage, MD." Such skills include learning how to stay on task, accurately following directions, and cooperating with co-workers. As described by her manager, Joe Langley, "Dianna knows her responsibilities with little to no supervision. She is a team player and self-motivated. She has a fabulous way about her."
"Dianna's story is a tribute to the New Horizons' Supported Employment Program. As a family, we are grateful for all you have done to help Dianna succeed both at work and at home." − Lucille Taylor.
Help New Horizons continue providing person-centered services to nearly 200 individuals with developmental disabilities. We focus on each individual's goals and passion to help them not only identify opportunities but to be successful in these positions. As you can see above, Dianna clearly enjoys her work at the Salvation Army Family Center.