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Forward Science Partners with The Center to Offer Supported Employment Program
By: The Center
After finding out about The Center and its innovative employment programs, Forward Science wanted to become even further involved in the community. They invited The Center's new Director of Employment Services, Frank Higginbotham, to their World Headquarters to see if Forward Science would be a fit for The Center's Program. After discussing Forward Science's needs and talking with several candidates from The Center it was clear that there would be a mutual benefit. Forward Science has recently hired their first employee from The Center, David Kaufman. David has quickly become a dedicated member of the team and enjoys working at Forward Science. In fact, David recently posted his 2018 goal on the office's board. It simply reads, "To keep this job forever", with a deadline of never.
On an even larger scale, the overall goal of The Center is to drive change in a culture that may not fully understand the barriers that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities often face.
"Getting employers to understand is the main hurdle most of our clients face," said Frank Higginbotham. "It's the social aspect of getting companies to recognize that these people can be a valuable asset. Forward Science is a new and innovative company. The great people at Forward Science have shown themselves to be a company that cares about their community and the people that live in it; as well as, being visionary business leaders that recognize people with disabilities can make excellent employees! We would love to get more of our clients there."
For Forward Science, having an impact on lives is something that they strive for every day. "After learning about The Center and their mission to empower all individuals to live to their potential. I knew we had to find a way to partner with them," Said Robert J. Whitman, CEO." Forward Science was founded with a vision to change lives through our advanced technology, but we also found an opportunity with The Center to change lives by providing job opportunities. We have been working with The Center for a short period of time now and to say it has been life changing for our team is an understatement."
About Forward Science
Forward Science is a privately held biotechnology company based in Houston, Texas. OralID, Forward Science's flagship product, is an award winning oral cancer screening device that allows clinicians to discover abnormalities that may not be seen under traditional white light examinations. With the success of OralID, Forward Science continued its focus to advance healthcare in oral oncology and launched advanced diagnostic tests (CytID, hpvID, phID, PathID) and treatment options (SalivaMAX, SalivaCAINE)
To learn more about OralID, or any of Forward Science's products, please visit www.ForwardScience.com or call 855-696-7254.