Experience has taught us that meaningful employment is one of the best ways to boost an individual's self-esteem and confidence that they play a valuable role within their community. Easterseals strives to pace the road to independence through employment.
Employment and Community Services offers a CARF accredited employment program including pre-vocational evaluation, work adjustment training, employment planning, school-to-work transition, supported employment, and job placement services.
Our Community Experience Program is ideal for adults with intellectual disabilities who like variety and seek opportunities out in the community while building independent skills. The program provides opportunities for community integrated activities of choice, valued adult experiences, and participation in all activities the community has to offer.
For Employment Services:
Jaime Calo, 203.236.0188 (ext. 122), firstname.lastname@example.org
For Community Services:
Jillian Webb, 203.236.0188 (ext. 115), email@example.com
Easterseals recently purchased a new wheelchair accessible mini-bus thanks in large part to a Federal Transportation Administration Section 5310 Grant. The new mini-bus will provide transportation to and from services provided at our Employment and Community Services Program and will be utilized primarily in our Day Community Experience Program. This program, designed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, focuses on encouraging and facilitating opportunities for community integrated activities of choice and skill building in all activities the community has to offer.As a recipient of the FTA grant, Easterseals operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
Companies like Curtis Packaging are providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for the individuals we serve to do meaningful work. Curtis opened its warehouse in Sandy Hook, CT, for Easterseals individuals to participate in packaging work along-side of their long- time employees. Easterseals Community Inclusion Specialists work with the individuals teaching them the skills they need to eventually move into competitive employment. We are grateful to Darlene D’Amico, Traffic Manager at Curtis, who helped make this opportunity possible. At first it was challenging for Darlene to accommodate individuals with disabilities in the workplace, now she can’t imagine the work environment without our program participants.