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Programs that provide gainful employment opportunities for people who are homebound, unskilled, or unavailable for full-time, permanent work; who have disabilities; or who otherwise require special employment conditions. Included are programs that assist people to obtain employment that meets their special needs as well as those that provide the employment opportunities directly.

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Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Employment ServicesWhen you choose ALTEC for your Employment needs, you'll find that we are committed to finding the right job for you. We realize your happiness and satisfaction leads to a long successful work relationship that builds a successful life plan: > Career Planning - Support and guidance toward fulfilling your career goals. > Assessment - A comprehensive assessment is available to help identify your interests, strengths and specific needs before job development begins and a training plan is developed. > Resume Building - We will help you examine your past work experiences and project future skill needs to reach the ultimate objectives of your career. > Job Identification and Development - define and explore potential job opportunities which coinside with your overall desires and best interests. > ALTEC'S Community Network of Employers - We have built strong relationships with many diverse businesses within the community thereby providing access to many job opportunities. > Liaison Work for You - ALTEC is in your corner; we will provide you with honest feedback, strong advocacy for your success, and recommendations for modifications when appropriate. > Job Clubs and Group Support - Success is contagious. Part of the overall plan is to connect you to a group of successful people that have similar experiences.MontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
ALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Vocational ServicesIndividuals have an opportunity to experience WORK responsibilities in the structured work environment at ALTEC. ALTEC also recognizes the need for diverse experiences and opportunities and will focus supports to: > Refine work habits and skills focusing on developing or enhancing work habits and skills to prepare you for independent, competitive employment. > Enhance communication and social skills: Learn to communicate with your supervisor and coworkers in a manner that creates relationships and personal respect. Learn the appropriate way to get information, request help, and say "I don't know". Learn self-esteem creating a happier quality of life. > Receive training wages for work experience while you are learning. ALTEC provides fair compensation at a prevailing rate to learn for production and service whether it is on site at our training center or on a job in a community transitional opportunity. . > Experience community work opportunities: ALTEC will arrange and provide on going supports. Transitional work opportunities where ALTEC support is consistently available at the work place. Work at a business or establishment in the community with ALTEC personnel available for consistent training. > Experience Volunteer Opportunities: Learn new and interesting skills along side other community volunteers in one of ten other non-profit organizations in our area. Learn to communicate with other volunteers in a manner that creates relationships and personal respect. Learn self-esteem by giving back to the community valued service.MontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
Baker Industries - Workforce DevelopmentThe purpose of our 30-year old workforce development program is to instill a strong work ethic in our population of low-income vulnerable adults (people with disabilities, former substance abusers, ex-offenders, and homeless people) and, in doing so, build their self-esteem and work skills to the point where those who are able are ready to move into the real workforce. Through such vehicles as our temporary employment program, we have been able to help an average of 67 individuals each year to do just that - 67 individuals who become one step closer to becoming independent and productive members of their communities. For those who are unable to be mainstreamed, we provide long-term employment at one of our two work sites (Malvern and Philadelphia). Each year, depending on the level of work that is outsourced to us, we touch between 200 and 400 individuals. Approximately 60-70% of our revenue comes from the work that we do for our customers - the rest we raise privately. We believe there is no other organization in this country that does what we do, i.e., blending these four, very different types of individuals in a work rehabilitation program, and doing it without any government support. Baker Industries is one of the leading outsourcing and fulfillment companies in the Delaware Valley , and a unique workplace. Striving to set the standard for outsourcing, fulfillment and temporary staffing in the region, we offer a well-supervised, well-practiced and extremely work-ready staff capable of a meticulous and intelligent response to your needs. We can provide workers for companies that need temporary help for special on-site projects. Our workers know how to handle on-the-job problems, how to spot defects, and how to complete the work you need in the way you need it.ChesterBaker Industries - Chester; MalvernBaker Industries
Brian's House - Client Employment ServicesWe help people with disabilities maximize their successes in the world of work. Based in the Downingtown Business Center, Brian's House Enterprises (BHE) provides employment training to adults with mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, brain injury, and other disabilities. Individuals served may be incontinent or require mobility assistance. BHE services include: - comprehensive vocational assessment; - supportive, competency-based pre-vocational, vocational, and psychosocial skill development; - supervised workshop employment; - community-based supported employment. Based upon the needs and choices of an individual, BHE services may include job development, job skill training, workshop or community job placement, and extensive work adjustment coaching. We provide nursing coverage at our workshop, fully accessible facilities, implementation of services recommended by OT's and PT's, and positive approach behavior management procedures. As with all Brian's House, Inc. programs, active supervision is coupled with an individualized approach to habilitation that includes ongoing consultation with family members.ChesterBrian's House, Inc. - Chester; ExtonBrian's House
Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesThe Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test. Statewide there are 21 District Offices staffed with trained, professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors which serve Pennsylvania in all 67 counties. The Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown provides vocational training and comprehensive rehabilitation services to people from across the state. OVR’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services also provides specialized services to blind and visually impaired individuals. These services are designed to increase an individual’s independence and employability. OVR's central administrative offices in Harrisburg provide technical assistance to local district offices in order to improve service delivery.MontgomeryVocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; NorristownOffice of Vocational Rehabilitation
Workplace & EmploymentAAPD is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work. We promote legislation and policy that promotes opportunities for people with disabilities, partner with employers to improve business practices and develop mentoring programs, and offer career opportunities to students and recent graduates with disabilities. Internships: Internships are invaluable professional development tools and can open doors that education alone cannot. In the best programs, interns receive hands-on work experience and mentoring, which prepare them to succeed in the workforce. Disability Mendoring Day: The AAPD’s Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) program connects nearly 13,000 students and job seekers with disabilities to thousands of employers each year. The 2011 events took place in over 200 locations across the country. DMD, held the third Wednesday in October, promotes career development through hands-on programs, job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring. This experience has helped thousands of past participants develop lasting relationships and secure internships or jobs.1819 H St NW, Suite 330, Washington DC (Workplace & Employment)American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

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