LEAP’s employment services promote the independence and self-sufficiency of adults with disabilities. Employment specialists consider the strengths and concerns of each individual and using this input devise an individualized plan of action to lead to employment that is appropriate and meaningful for that person. Plans can include such services as community-based assessments, work adjustment services, and job coaching.
Services include the following areas:
- Competitive employment services help individuals find positions for which they are qualified and which are located in integrated settings that include employees with and without disabilities.
- Customized employment services help an individual find a position that is customized to their skills and interests and that also meets the needs of an employer. This position could be one created specifically for the individual or could be self-employment.
- Supported employment services provide work training in an integrated setting through the assistance of job coaches, assistive technology, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision.
The employment services offered at LEAP are supported by other agency programs:
- Independent living skills training helps people develop skills needed for success in their personal lives, such as time-management, organizing, budgeting, and meal planning.