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Individuals with disabilities are placed in an integrated work setting in the community, consistent with their interests and strengths. The individual is employed by the business. The Choice Group provides ongoing support services through Job Coaches or Vocational Counselors, who gradually decrease supports as the individual becomes more proficient. Optimally, a system of “natural supports” is developed within the workplace.
Referrals for this service come from:
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) under the Medicaid Waiver program
A Brother and Sister Team Find Independence with Supported Employment
Crystal and Steven MacArthur are the typical brother and sister: they enjoy watching football with their mom, attending their church, and spending time with their family, dog, and friends. Despite some sibling eye-rolling, they look out for each other. They also enjoy working. When looking for part-time positions, they wanted an employer where they could stay long-term. Crystal became a dishwasher for a staffing company at...