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Last updated on: May 26, 2023

Hi there! My name is Christine Matus of The Matus Law Group, and I’m excited to share our Heart to Heart series with you. This series is designed by our team of New Jersey special needs trust lawyers to educate and support families by connecting them with exceptional vendors, organizations, and individuals making a significant impact in the lives of those with special needs.

In this edition, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the founder of Can Do Work, Joe Nardini. Can Do Work is an incredible organization that is wholeheartedly committed to helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful and fulfilling employment opportunities that not only resonate with their unique strengths and capabilities but also foster their personal and professional growth.

Discovering Can Do Work: An Organization with a Mission

I first met Joe Nardini some time ago, and when he told me about his passion and drive to help individuals with disabilities, I knew I had to have him on this series. Joe’s background is in special education, and he has worked with the older age population transitioning into the job market. His organization, Can Do Work, aims to tap into the potential of these individuals and transform their disabilities into job-ready capabilities.

Why Form Can Do Work?

Joe started Can Do Work after decades of working in the system for other companies. He grew tired of the “good old boy and girl” system where the same big dollars went to the same household name companies every year, regardless of their performance. Joe’s approach to employment services is different. He quantifies his outcomes in ways that most other organizations don’t, taking a straight-line approach to employment just like anyone who graduated from college.

The Value of Can Do Work and its Impact on the Community

One of the most significant aspects of Can Do Work is the respect and equal treatment they offer to the individuals they serve. The families who have worked with Joe often express their gratitude for how he treats their loved ones like peers, providing them with the dignity and respect they deserve. Joe’s approach focuses on helping families with the type of benefits they truly need, and his dedication to making a difference in their lives is evident.

New Jersey ranks 16th in the country for having the most working-age youth and adults with disabilities who have marketable skills, want to work, can work, and deserve to work. Joe believes that the more people know about what Can Do Work can do, the more families they can help. By tapping into this untapped resource of American workers, Can Do Work not only helps individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment, but also contributes to the local, state, and national economies.

A Vision for the Future

In three to five years, Joe envisions having a storefront operation in each county in New Jersey. He also hopes to expand his services outside the state, solving problems for many more people. To achieve this, Joe is seeking benefactors to adopt this cause and make it a self-sustaining project. With the support of businesses and boardrooms, Can Do Work can continue to make a significant impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities and the communities they live in.

Transforming Lives Through Meaningful Employment Opportunities

People with disabilities have every right to pursue fulfilling and rewarding careers. As society continues to progress and become more inclusive, various job opportunities have opened up for individuals with different abilities. Employers are increasingly recognizing the unique skills and perspectives that people with disabilities bring to the workforce, leading to more diverse and accessible work environments. 

By raising awareness of organizations like Can Do Work and sharing their stories, we can encourage more employers to recognize the value and potential of individuals with disabilities. As a result, we can break down barriers and create equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their abilities or limitations.

If you or a loved one are facing challenges related to disability and employment, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance. At The Matus Law Group, our team of New Jersey special needs trust lawyers may be able to help you navigate the complex legal landscape and ensure that your rights are protected. Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive workforce for people with disabilities. Contact us today at (732) 281-0060 to schedule a consultation.

Title Content
Can Do Work: Empowering Individuals with Disabilities Organization’s mission: Empowering individuals with disabilities for meaningful employment.
Founding Inspiration Joe Nardini’s background in special education and his drive to make a difference through Can Do Work.
Innovative Approach to Employment Services Unique approach: Quantifying outcomes, straight line employment path for individuals with disabilities.
Dignity and Respect Cornerstone: Treating individuals with disabilities respectfully, recognizing their capabilities.
Making an Impact Positive impact: Meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, benefiting families and the economy.
A Vision for the Future Vision: Expansion of services, storefronts in each county, nationwide impact with benefactor support.
Advocating for Inclusivity and Equal Opportunities Role: Promoting inclusivity, breaking barriers, and creating equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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