Ashley is a fun, active young woman who loves her job, shopping, dancing, country music, fashion, and her family. She has worked at Miami University for 16 years in dining services. “It’s awesome there!” Ashley said. “I clean tables, take care of silverware, and I work on the buffet.” She especially enjoys interacting with the students and with her co-workers. Ashley is a member of Best Buddies at Miami University. Best Buddies provides opportunities for socializing and community connection for adults with disabilities who are paired with college students for one-on-one friendship. Ashley loves attending Best Buddies events. Ashley loves spending time with her parents and having fun with her niece and nephew. Ashley and her family benefit from services provided by our Board – she receives transportation services to and from her job as well as other services her support coordinator Leanne helps to manage.
Ashley's story is a part of a series of Spotlight Stories we're posting here on our website and also on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page and our Instagram account. The Spotlight Stories introduce you to some of the people we support. By reading about their lives, you can learn more about their every day lives and their successes, as well as learn about the services our Board offers. Check out the Spotlight Stories about Dalton, Duane, and Jessi, too.