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The road to this independent
and autonomous life has not always been easy.
There have been ups and downs,
but I have been well supported along the way.
In my younger years,
I was in a full-time supported living facility
and worked in various sheltered workshops.
Back then I was often promised a job,
but the promise was never
kept after the placement.
I was sometimes taken advantage
of at internships or not treated well.
Because I don’t put up with anything
and stand up for my rights,
I often changed sheltered
workshops or internships
When I came to Atempo,
I found out that this quality is one of my strengths.
I can use it well as a self-advocate.
I have been working at Atempo for 15 years now.
I have achieved a lot as a self-advocate.
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