Shares Inc. helps people with disabilities learn basic life skills


Being schooled: Chris G. (left) and Lyndsey H. focus on a weather lesson covering tornadoes during a recent living skills class at Shares Inc. in Greenfield. At Shares, special-needs clients learn basic life skills and also earn paychecks performing warehousing and light manufacturing jobs. (Jim Mayfield/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Scattered about in their meeting space at Greenfield’s Shares Inc., where people with disabilities work with professionals in assembly, packaging and light manufacturing, nine sets of eyes follow the spiraling water vortex Robin Jeffries is using to demonstrate how tornadoes slither and wind.

One of her students, Lyndsey H. – Shares protects the last names of its participants to ensure their privacy – knows full well what a nasty funnel cloud can do.

“I watched ‘Twister’ many times,” she tells Jeffries, who’s teaching the class about weather this day. “They can really chase you.”

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