Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Ask anyone at Plymouth Rock Studios and they will tell you that Peter lights up the place with his enthusiasm and commitment to getting his job done. But Peter will tell you it hasn’t always been like this.

Ever since he was born with an intellectual disability he felt that his voice was never heard. But they hear him at Plymouth Rock where they depend on him to do whatever they need like assembling press packages and helping to set up for important client meetings. Peter’s previous work experiences made him a good coordinator and that makes him an important part of the team. Peter loves working in this creative environment. What fuels him is that he is doing something he’s passionate about. For him it’s more than just working. It’s socializing, fitting in and feeling a sense of accomplishment every day.

“It’s incredible what I can do for myself.”

The Best Buddies Organization and their Friendship Program helped match Peter’s abilities with the studio’s needs. His job continues to challenge him and lets him find out what he can really do. By opening the door, Peter’s employers gave him a chance. And in return he helped changed the dynamic of the workplace, built morale and even affected the bottom line. John Jordan, Director of Development of the Rock Educational Cooperative at the studio says that Peter’s energy charges the office with happiness. Every day Peter beams with the discovery of the new things he can do.