Amanda Giacomelli

Amanda Giacomelli

Amanda Giacomelli wasn’t born with a disability, but after a horrific automobile accident when she was 2½ years old, she was forced to start the learning process all over again. With the dedicated support of her family she made great strides and ultimately graduated from Elkhorn High School.  After graduation, Amanda sought assistance with job placement and job coaching with VIP Services.

She started out working in day care settings, but it became clear that she would not be able to support herself in this way.  After working with staff to consider various alternatives, in 2004 she got a full time job at Wal-Mart in Delavan. During her time there Amanda has applied herself diligently and developed many new life and work coping skills.

Today, Amanda is proud to tell you that she lives independently in her own condo, has been recognized as Employee of the Month at Wal-Mart and received excellent annual reviews from her supervisor.  In addition, Amanda has taken on the challenge of becoming a very effective VIP Services Ambassador.

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