BDI Honors Community Leaders and Companies, Celebrates Merger with AADD

BDI celebrates Sarah Kennedy, Nancy Rizor and Sodexo for creating opportunities for people with disabilities to work and achieve self-sufficiency at its 2018 Breakfast with Champions.  

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Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) Merges with All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD)

The merger reunites two organizations with a shared history; provides enhanced opportunities to individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment.  

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Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) Hosts Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate Opening of New Call Center Location

Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) today welcomed guests for the grand opening of its call center facility, a collaboration between BDI and family-owned business J&B Medical Supply, in College Park.

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Bobby Dodd Institute and J & B Medical Partnership Expansion

Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) has expanded its call center for J & B Medical Supply and has relocated operations to a larger space in College Park, Ga. BDI operates a 53-agent call center for J&B Medical Supply, one of the fastest growing and most successful medical distribution companies in the world. 

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 Client Profile: Wanda

“My favorite part of my job is being able to work with others and watch them get more confident in what they’re doing."

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 Client Profile: Vickie

“I like to clean and be around other people while doing the job. I consider it easy! I just know what to do and make sure everything is clean. I teach some of the people who come onto work with me how to do what they’re supposed to do. The trainings at BDI really helped me with that.”

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 Client Profile: Julvonnia

Julvonnia's grief fueled her to move to Atlanta, and through the support she received during her time at BDI, she started on a journey that has changed her life. 

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Client Profile: Gayla

Of her experience at BDI, Gayla says, “They made me realize that I didn’t have to listen to the people who told me I wouldn’t be able to work again; I don’t have to listen to what other people say. I just go out there and try for myself.”

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Annette Andrews, 2017 Employee of the Year, Heads to Capitol Hill on a Self-Advocacy Journey

Annette, her daughter Stephanie, and BDI leadership Larry Gluth (CEO) and Lisa Kennedy (Chief Development Officer) head to Washington, D.C. for a week of meetings with representatives to discuss the importance of people with disabilities in the workforce.

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Bobby Dodd Institute recognized at both state and national levels for helping veterans transition to the civilian workforce.

SourceAmerica, an organization that creates employment opportunities for people with disabilities through a national network of nonprofit agencies, and the American Legion, Georgia Department recognizes BDI for its outstanding outreach and support in recruiting, hiring, and training veterans with disabilities.

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BDI Job Candidates are Motivated on Mondays!

A little while ago, we shared a story about Steve Tidwell, facilities manager at Cox Automotive, and Eric Walker, a former BDI job candidate. This Monday, we’d like to share a story about another Cox Automotive-BDI superstar, Joseph De Carlo...

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The Value of Employees with Disabilities

When you recruit through BDI, you change the life of a person with a disability. You also gain a dedicated, passionate employee.

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BDI Honors Companies and Organizations that Break Down Barriers for People with Disabilities
BDI recognized Pollo Tropical, Prosthetic Hope International, and Annette Andrews at Breakfast with Champions.

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Client Profile: Aedrian
“Aedrian’s goal was to become an assistant store manager, and I saw every day how he put in that extra effort.”

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Client Profile: Janis
"Thanks to my training and the support of my employment specialist, I felt confident."

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BDI Receives $5,000 Grant from The UPS Foundation
"BDI is grateful to The UPS Foundation for its shared commitment to creating opportunities for all Georgians to participate in the workforce and thrive."

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Client Profile: Trevor
"At BDI, I gained confidence and learned about integrity. I don't let my disability hold me back."

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Client Profile: Jacqueline
“I created a vision board with my goals. Thanks to my job at BDI, I’ve accomplished all of them.”

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Working Together to Create Jobs
“A lot of people talk about financial capital or intellectual capital, but human capital is an absolute critical pillar to building a world-class company. Working with BDE, we’ve been able to overcome many of our obstacles to finding world-class people.”

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Working Together to Equip Job Seekers with In-Demand Skills
“We choose to hire BDI’s logistics training academy graduates not only to support the work that BDI does, but because the graduates arrive with a detailed understanding of logistical operations as a whole."

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