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Fischer, Joan (ed.) / Wisconsin Academy review
Volume 51, Number 3 (Summer 2005)

Christy, Nancy
Portraits of strength,   pp. 12-21


Page 21

workiny 
Maurice Johnson, Walgreen's Distribution Center 
Maurice works on a team with a man named Terry placing antitheft stickers
on merchandise. Maurice has 
autism and needs cues to perform tasks. The choreography between the two
men is remarkable. Terry cues 
Maurice by lightly touching his hand after each sticker, allowing the two
of them to glide through the task of 
placing 2,000 stickers on merchandise per shift. Together they demonstrate
the power of interdependence to 
create independence. Maurice does not speak, but his mother, when given a
tour of her son's workplace, says, 
"Maurice is really good at this." 
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