Living an Authentic Life

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One of my favorite things about my husband, Ben, is his desire to live an authentic life. This philosophy has led him to the decision to resign his position at Morgan Stanley and open his own investment firm, Dye Creek Capital, Inc., where he will provide employment opportunities to people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an estimated 2.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability- approximately 1% of the United States population. Estimates also indicate that only 31% of individuals with intellectual disabilities are employed.  Dye Creek Capital is determined to change those statistics.

I am so proud of Ben and so excited about this next chapter in our lives.

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3 responses

  1. As someone who helps run an education centre for adults with Learning Disabilities, I so wish you lived in the UK. We struggle to find employment for our amazing students. Although we try to employ ourselves its a huge shortfall.

  2. I have worked with adults with developmental disabilities for 15 years and I think what you are doing by providing employment is amazing. As a case manager I have seen first hand the difficulities it is to get employers on board about hiring individuals with disabilities escpecially those with a intellectual disability. I wish more employers could look beyond the disability and see the person. I got in the field of social work because I wanted to help people, make difference. Well, let me tell you I have learned more from the people I helped or supported then I could ever teach them. You are doing a great thing. I salute you.

  3. My sister has Down Syndrome. She worked for many years in a sheltered workshop, and she was thrilled to have a job and get a paycheck. Even when she was sick, my parents had a fight on their hands to keep her home. Hats off to you.

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