Supported employment facilitates competitive work in integrated work settings for individuals with disabilities, for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, and who, because of the nature and severity of their disability, need ongoing support services in order to perform their job. Supported employment provides assistance such as job coaches, transportation, job training, and individually tailored supervision.
Another supported employment model that is being used to provide the benefits of work for our individuals is the Mobile Work Crew: a small group of people with disabilities (up to 3) works as a unit and operates as a self contained business that generates employment for their crew members by selling a service. The crew works at several locations.
- Lawn Service
- Table and Chair delivery
- Aluminum Can crushing
Community Participation provides the needed supports for adults with developmental disabilities to explore new ideas, make choices, meet new people and learn new skills through the use of community integration and base site activities.
· Day Habilitation including community integrated and base site activities
· Connecting individuals with volunteer positions
· Assistance in accessing recreational activities in the community