01.27.2023 | 12:19PM
William Linna of Port Jefferson, who is known as BJ, has received the Joslin Award from the New York State Industries for the Disabled in recognition of his job performance and personal growth as a longtime employee of Maryhaven's Integrated Business Center [IBC] in Yaphank, where individuals with disabilities work alongside nondisabled workers.
BJ, whose parents died when he was young, has been living in one of Maryhaven's Residential homes since 1988. He has been working at the IBC for more than 25 years, performing tasks such as collating and packaging. He is currently employed at the IBC as a production line assembler.
Check out William on page 31 of the NYSID 2022 Joslin Award 2022 Winners Yearbook