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SRVS Memphis enhances the lives of people living with disabilities

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

SRVS is the state's largest provider of services to people with disabilities. Sonji Orr has autism and has been working at SRVS for more than 20 years.

"I was doing a lot of packaging and labeling, scanning and sorting," Orr said.

According to her mother, Orr flourished while working at SRVS.

"I saw her from not having any skills as far as the work place to having major skills, and not only that, loving to come to work not wanting to miss any day," her mother said.

Yet, for the first time, SRVS is closing its own workshop. It's focus will be moved towards helping people they support find jobs the traditional way.

"We didn't want to keep them segregated in one environment. We wanted them to get integrated. We wanted to enjoy the fullness of the community," Troy Allen of SRVS Industries explained.

Helping thousands of Memphians over the years, SRVS is now evolving its employment services to help those with disabilities find jobs.

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