Megan Braun

Megan Braun

Megan Braun entered the Next Steps Summer Program driven, goal-orientated, and fueled with a desire to gain independence. Megan was well aware of the impact of Ability Center programs, having received her service dog Wixey in 2010 from the Assistance Dogs Program (Assistance Dogs). Wixey assists Megan by picking up dropped items and stabilizing Megan as she walks.

Fast-forward eight years when Assistance Dogs’s Client Services Manager referred Megan to The Ability Center’s Next Steps Summer Program and shared it would assist Megan in developing her employment skills as she begins her search for a job.

Currently enrolled in a community college studying general education classes, Megan aims to hone her skills and research career paths she may want to explore. “I want to find a job I love,” explains Megan. She is confident now that she can one day attend a four-year university. “I never thought I would be able to do anything like this and now look at me,” Megan says. Megan gained vital employment skills while working with children at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Family Center during the summer program.