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Taylah Devlin, with a super-hero friend, are raising awareness about the capabilities of people with disabilities. Image source: Fairfield Advance

Taylah Devlin, with a super-hero friend, are raising awareness about the capabilities of people with disabilities.
Image source: Fairfield Advance

Taylah Devlin, 19, is in search of a superhero to swoop in and give her a job in her chosen field of retail.

Fairfield Advance reported that Ms Devlin, from Abbotsbury, has Asperger’s syndrome and is involved in Northcott’s Transition To Work program, which helps school leavers find jobs.

On Friday, she participated in the superhero-themed Walk With Me event at Parramatta to raise awareness about disabilities.

Ms Devlin is currently gaining work experience at Best & Less, at Parramatta, and said retail is the field she wants to get into.

“I’m resourceful,” she said. “I know where all the sections of the shop is, I know where all the clothes are.’’

Many of the other young participants are asking local employers to be their “heroes” and give them job opportunities.

Northcott, a service provider for people with a disability, has helped Ms Devlin update her resume and taught her vital skills including email and job interview “does” and “dont’s”.

Ms Devlin joined the walk dressed as comedian Dave Lawson, who hosted a number of Nickelodeon shows she loved to watch as a child.

WHO: Taylah Devlin has Asperger’s syndrome and is asking local employers in the retail industry to give her a job

WHY: To raise awareness about people with a disability Taylah also participated in Walk With Me, a national walking event, on Friday

HOW: For more information contact Northcott Transition to Work support worker Lorry Cole on 9890 0947