During the fourth week of work I did a variety of things and met a few new people. I got a first hand taste of bureaucracy when I attended another meeting with Dr. Walker and saw how two entities within the same federal department see things very differently. I continued working on all my projects which included trying to a Word document format copy of the Federal Highways Recruitment Plan for Hiring People with Disabilities. I also began trying to put together the Department of Transportation recruitment plan, which is part of the five year plan. I met with one of my co-workers to discuss the ADA movie script that I will be developing in the coming days. I got the opportunity to meet one of the senior advisors at DOT who has asked me to shadow him and attend some meetings with him so I can get a broader concept of the duties that fall under the umbrella of DOT. I am excited to know that in one of these meeting I’ll get the opportunity to meet Judy Heumann.
Our week ended with a guided tour of the FDR monument which was very enlightening. I have been to this monument many times but to have a first-hand account of the struggles to get the real story told about the monument was great. After a group visit to the zoo and a little bit of socializing I am attempting to recharge my battery and prepare for the upcoming week.
Posted by Matthew Shapiro