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Rick Hodgkins (He/him)


Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipLong Term EmployeeCo-op

About Me


I am a blind man who is interested in the culinary field. I live in Sacramento CA and I have a bakery certificate from American River College. I suspect I might have Autism yet have not been diagnosed. If I were to work I would need accommodations in a kitchen environment. I get around my own kitchen just fine because I know where everything is. If I'm familiar with my environment I can thrive.

Ideal Workplace Values

An environment where I dont feel like I'm a burden to people because of my disability. A place that gives men space and where I dont feel rushed or criticized.

My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

Speaking and describing things in detail, and having a great memory for detail

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

StructureLogical ReasoningCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Tactile Symbol Communicator (Braille)Speech to Text Technology Alternative KeyboardAccessible BuildingSupport PersonTask ManagementDaily Check-InsPresentation HelpCommunication PlanWritten ChecklistsWritten InstructionsExtra Time to Process New InformationPeriodic Rest BreaksCounselingJob CoachingAide / AttendantSupport Group for StressTherapyEmployee Resource GroupSupport with Self-Advocacy

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)


Check out my work

Worked for 7 months from Mar 2019 to Oct 2019

Janitor - Strategies

Worked for 2 years, 0 months from Jan 2016 to Jan 2018

Dishwasher/Greeter - McDonalds

Education and Credentials

Attended for 1 year or less from 2015 to 2015

American river college

Some college (no longer attending) - Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Attended for 15 years from 2007 to 2022

John Linnell STEP Agency

Workforce Training

Attending since null

High School

High school (or GED)