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Employment and Training

Easterseals UCP offers several unique employment and training programs.  These services assist adults with disabilities to become part of the work force and live productive lives.

Employment Services

Easterseals UCP provides Employment Services for adults with disabilities, enabling individuals to earn wages and develop skills.  The programs are available to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and individuals with Mental Health or Substance Use Challenges. 

Employment Services for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Employment Services enables people with disabilities to not only earn a sustainable wage but also give back to their communities.  We provide one-on-one assistance at a person's job site to help develop skills and build supportive relationships with co-workers and employers.  These services also help individuals with disabilities identify career interests and skills, and connect them with meaningful, competitive jobs with community employers.  This also can include community evaluations, job coaching, job training and ongoing support.

See Locations of Employment Services for IDD 

Employment Services for individuals with Mental Health or Substance Use Challenges
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness. IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Although variations of supported employment exist, IPS refers to the evidence-based practice of supported employment.Mainstream education and technical training are included as ways to advance career paths. IPS is based on 8 principles:

See Locations of Employment for Individual Placement Services (IPS) 

Copymatic

Copymatic, a quick copy and print shop, employs and integrates adults with disabilities into the workplace.  Copymatic can fulfill your high speed digital printing and copy needs, as well as your bulk mail needs.  Learn more about Copymatic.

AgrAbility

In partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, the AgrAbility Virginia project provides direct education and on-site assistance to farmers and farm workers with disabilities, as well as their family members.  The project offers information on modification/adaptation of farm equipment and operations, farmstead accessibility, and assistive technology.  Find out more about AgrAbility.

Easterseals UCP Employment Services News

NDEAM

 October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Easterseals UCP Employment Services Video

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Spotlight:Caitlin makes a difference at Walgreens in Wake Forest

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Spotlight: Roger receives "Associate of the Month" Honor at Publix in Charlotte

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Spotlight: Angela gets back on track with the help of Easterseals UCP Employment Services Program

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