Community Services involves Supported Employment and Supported Living.
Supported Employment offers services in competitive employment for interested individuals. The Center works with Vocational Rehabilitation and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to place participants who need assistance finding employment, acclimating to a job, or on-the-job training. A placement specialist assists the individuals with job development, job placement, and on-site job training. Long-term follow-along support is available to individuals who need it. Participants not needing long-term support are placed in competitive employment under time-limited job coaching.
Supported Living provides individualized support services to persons with developmental disabilities wishing to live in their own home. With the support of a coach, training is provided in activities of daily living and social skills as identified in the support plan. Community integration, independent living skills, and health and safety are areas that may be covered with the training depending on the individuals’ needs. The supported living coach may also assist in developing skills such as balancing a checkbook, maintaining household accounts, meal planning, grocery shopping, etc. Assistance with healthcare appointments is also available. Personal supports may be provided as part of supported living services if needed.