Adults with developmental disabilities are provided vocational training and experience, which prepares them to enter the competitive workplace while enabling them to earn an income. These individuals choose personal goals related to their work skills development. Paid work opportunities may be available at both centers and in integrated community settings. These individuals have completed over 2 million pieces a year of various work products with 99.9% quality rating for over 15 years.
Funding Services in this program area are funded through the Prevocational Services of the Medicaid Developmental Disability, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Support Service Waivers.
Success Story: Ryan has been with JRDS for 20 years and in that time has proved he can be counted on to lend a hand. He is dependable and willing to work at any job and the quality and quantity of his work is exceptional. He is able to learn a job easily and often can show you a better way to do it! He has helped staff and his fellow consumers learn to communicate with American Sign Language. A wonderful artist who creates whatever is needed, he is a friendly, smart and amazing person who continues to show progress. We are grateful to have him as part of our team.