Easterseals offers a range of training, placement and related services that help people prepare for the workforce—because meaningful work is often the key to overcoming challenges and having a good life.

Easterseals Iowa offers a range of training, placement and related services that support people to success in the workforce. Our employment services support individuals to obtain and maintain meaningful employment, ensuring they are able to be contributing members of our community and live with independence.


The PURPOSE program promotes inclusion in the community, while focusing on skills that will prepare clients for greater independence.

Project SEARCH

Project SEARCH is an internship program that places young adults with special needs in a real working environment, giving them skills to prepare for the workforce. Through total workplace immersion, clients experience a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training obtained through strategically designed internships.

Supported Employment

Supported Employment assists clients in both obtaining and maintaining community-based employment.  A job developer supports clients in determining employment opportunities they are interested in and in finding a job.

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