Getting a job is already a challenge, especially for those who have special needs.
Jessica Wennekamp is 20-years old, has autism, and wants a job. Through a program, Weenekam is now training at a local Hy-Vee.
The Voices Program is apart of the Lincoln Public School System that allows students to receive hands on training.
"It's not out of a book, the employees here actually train the kids to work at Hy-Vee. And they end up being really great Hy-Vee Employees," said Lincoln Public School Teacher, Mark Fangman.
Wennekamp busses tables. To most that may seem like an easy task, but it took her weeks to improve her communication skills.
Vicki Dephenbusch, Wennekamp's paraeducator said, "It has been amazing, because we work on eye contact, we work on greeting customers, and being helpful."
Dephenbusch says that she interjects when Wennekamp needs help. Because of that help,Wennekamp said, "[I learn] what not to do at the job, what to do at the job, what to do social wise."
The skills that Wennekamp has learned through Voices, she wants to apply when she gets a job in the future.