Armed with a mop or a towel, Edward Case is on the lookout for things to clean.

The 40-year-old Case, who lives with special needs and was recently followed for a short time by a Free Press reporter and photographer at the McDonald’s restaurant on Henderson Highway, is constantly on the move. He is looking for pop spilled on the floor, for a table that needs to be cleared of empty cups and paper wrappings, and to ensure that the drink station is clean.

Edward Case enjoys his job.

Case does this three times a week for a few hours each day.

And, unlike many adults living with disabilities, Case is not volunteering — he is getting paid.

Case is lucky. People living with special needs have the highest unemployment rates in society.


Read the rest of Edward's story here