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.
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 DisabilitiesEmployment 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. Employment Services for individuals with Mental Health or Substance Use ChallengesIndividual 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:
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