Jordan Caira

As an unabashed film buff, working in a movie theater has always been Jordan Caira’s idea of a dream job. So, in an industry notorious for its turnover, it was no surprise that Jordan immediately established herself as a beloved employee when she landed a position as an usher at AMC Theatres in Framingham.

Now, 8 years later, Jordan still loves coming to work each and every shift — three times a week, four hours at a time, during the evening rush. A huge favorite of both moviegoers and co-workers, Jordan “is always smiling and giving fist bumps” to colleagues, says her boss Kate. To help keep her up to speed with any new responsibilities, Jordan gets support from a job coach one hour per week, “but she knows her routine and gets her job done,” Kate says.

A graduate of Framingham High School and the Berkshire Hills Music Academy, Jordan has been a powerful disability advocate dating back to her high school days when she and friends made the news with their “Friends Don’t Count Chromosomes” t-shirt campaign. More recently, she has delivered the keynote address at MDSC’s Educators Forum, spoken at two national Down syndrome organization conferences, and advocated for advances in disability policy with federal lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“You can tell she’s really looking forward to doing her job… and there’s a sense that she’s really improving the guests’ moviegoing experience.”

– Pat, Shift Leader

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