My name is Carmen Lucio Asebedo and I am the Employment Specialist within the Career & Technical Education ACCESS Program and the Career Preparation II at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). I have worked at TSD since the beginning of 1996. During my years with the ACCESS Program and CPII, I’ve created a number of Partnerships with various community-based employer within Work-Site in the city of Austin, and as needed, with employers located from within the cities from where our student live when not attending TSD.
Prior to my working at TSD, I owned and operated my own business providing job placement services under contract with what was then known as the Texas Rehabilitation Commission (TRC). My agency was named Bluebonnet Vocational Services. Services my agency provided at the time included, Job Seeking Skills Training, Resume Development Skill Training, Job Interview Skills Training, employment related sign language interpreting, Spanish translation services and other employment related programs of support for persons with disabling conditions that interfered with their being able to locate, acquire, and maintain employment consistent to their knowledge, skills and abilities. My experiences as a contractor for TRC allowed me to transition smoothly into the ACCESS Program.
I enjoy spending my free time with my wonderful husband of 40 years who himself is deaf and who previously worked a vocational rehabilitation counselor for disabled Texans and also with the Dept of Veterans Affairs serving our country’s disabled veterans. A little known fact about my husband is that at the age of 16, he started riding motorcycles and choppers while living in Los Angeles, Calif. Since retiring, he has purchased three Harley Davidsons and now spends most of his retirement days riding and exploring Hill Country on an almost everyday basis. Needless to say, I love riding with him every chance I have.
One of my all time favorite past times is riding with my husband on his Harley Davidson, Road Glide, listening to music and taking pictures of the places we ride to and compiling photographs that my husband publishes along with his written stories in Biker Living, which is a Hill Country Biker oriented magazine. I also love cooking, dancing, and spending time with family.