Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report AR19 Final - Page 6

The Right Talent, Right Now The Harris Center and the H.E.A.R.T. Program Provided Summer Internships for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities For many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), finding jobs out in the “real world” does not always come easy. As part of The Harris Center’s commitment to transform the lives of people with IDD, the agency recently collaborated with the Texas Workforce Commission and the H.E.A.R.T. Program to provide summer internships to individuals with IDD to allow them the opportunity to gain hands-on work experience across our agency’s various programs. “When [Adrianne] came in, she was eager to learn and she would take instructions very clearly. You could just tell her one time and she would go on her own and complete her tasks,” said Shaskyia Behn, administrative assistant in the contracts department at The Harris Center.