Creating Opportunities
for Adults with Disabilities

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Adult Development Program

 

Employment & Community Integration

This is a 100% community-based program with a focus on developing employment and other skills for participants that require more supervision than offered in other day programs. The program includes a Job Readiness Clinic through Pathways to Employment, paid internships and job placement  through the contracts with employers, job coaching, community resource awareness and training, and college courses.  Some participants are part of an “Employment First” program component, which emphasizes employment as the first option of programming.  Our participants also volunteer in the community at food pantries, the Salvation Army, Petco, Crossroads church, Meals on Wheels, M.V. Christian church, and other locations.  These activities are supplemented with fun activities and clubs that reflect the interests of our participants, such as gardening, cooking, arts and crafts, board games, Bingo, sports, and leadership development.  A 1:1 or 1:4 staff to participant ratio ensures that participants have the intensive support that they need to reach their goals, and as a result 75% of participants in this program have secured some form of employment.

 

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  • Community Integration
    • Varied ratios
    • Community outing/activities, emphasizing social and safety skills
  • Employment
    • 1:4
    • Traditional enclaves for the development of job skills
  • College
    • 1:1
    • Promotion of personal growth through the attendance of local community colleges, developing life and social skills
  • Pathways to employment
    • 1:1
    • Job seeking, support through working with participant’s soft skills, including interviewing and resume building

 

Contact

For more information, please contact Atrem Behmanesh at 949-837-7280 ext. 235.