Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs

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    Programs broadly available to individuals with disabilities in general (rather than focusing on special groups within the disability population) that provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other supportive services that help people with disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.

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    Adult Services Community Connections, Inc.The Community Connections, Inc. Adult Services program offers supported assistance with adults with a intellectual, developmental, or physical disability. Services may include: -24/7 Residential Program - supporting clients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year -Supported Living Services - helping clients meet their daily living and safety needs living independently in the community -Community Center - offering weekday opportunities for clients to participate in valued adult roles in the community -Vocational Program - supporting adults in finding, preparing for, and working at a job in the community Cortez Office: 22 W North St. Cortez, CO 81321 La Plata CountyCommunity Connections, Inc.Community Connections, Inc.
    Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Steamboat Springs) - Colorado Department of Human ServicesThe Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides a variety of services to eligible individuals with disabilities to help them obtain their employment goals. The eligible individual and the vocational rehabilitation counselor work together to determine which services are necessary and appropriate for the identified employment goal. The services provided to any eligible individual are determined by his/her unique employment barriers, his/her chosen employment goal, and individual circumstances.Routt CountyDivision of Vocational Rehabilitation - Colorado Department of Human ServicesColorado Department of Human Services
    Community Employment Services - Continuum of ColoradoTrains individuals, matches individuals' skills to local companies and promotes long-term relationships between individuals with intellectual disabilities and the business community.Arapahoe CountyContinuum of ColoradoContinuum of Colorado
    Day Services - MosaicMosaic provides a variety of day services for those with intellectual disabilities. These services include: Vocational Training, Supported Employment, Day Habilitation and Community Participation, Children's Extensive Services El Paso CountyMosaicMosaic
    Disability Program Navigator - Department of Human Services (Weld)Assists individuals with disabilities to access services and support needed to obtain and maintain employment by providing information and referral, mentoring, advocacy, and connecting clients to the Workforce Center. Weld CountyDepartment of Human Services (Weld)Department of Human Services (Weld)
    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Alamosa) - Colorado Department of Labor and EmploymentAssistance for individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment by providing a wide range of services based on the individuals needs. To find out if you are eligible for our services, contact a Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Office. Alamosa CountyDivision of Vocational Rehabilitation (Alamosa) - Colorado Department of Labor and EmploymentColorado Department of Labor and Employment
    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Colorado Springs) - Colorado Department of Labor and EmploymentAssistance for individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment by providing a wide range of services based on the individuals needs. To find out if you are eligible for our services, contact a Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Office.El Paso CountyDivision of Vocational Rehabilitation (Colorado Springs) - Colorado Department of Labor and EmploymentColorado Department of Labor and Employment
    Employment and Training for Individuals with Disabilities (SHALOM Denver) - Jewish Family Service of ColoradoOperates a comprehensive vocational program providing training and employment for persons with disabilities in the metro Denver area. Services include on-the-job training and vocational skills development utilizing subcontract mailing, packaging, and assembly projects. Clients are supported to find, learn about, and keep jobs in the community.Denver CountySHALOM Denver - Jewish Family Service of ColoradoJewish Family Service of Colorado
    Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities - Goodwill Industries of DenverPrograms offered include the following: - Deaf Services - Work Activity Day Programs - Enclaves (group work program) - Community Integrated Employment - Supported Living Services Vocational support for people with disabilities provides: - Skills training - Behavioral support - Paychecks - Community access - Supported living services Denver CountyGoodwill Industries of DenverGoodwill Industries of Denver
    Employment Services - TEAM EEIOffers career counseling, job seeking assistance, resume preparation, interviewing tips and techniques, and benefits planning if necessary for people with disabilities.Denver CountyTEAM EEITEAM EEI
    Employment Support - Independence CenterEmployment Support staff can assist with filling out applications, making or polishing your resume, attending job fairs, mock interviews, job coaching and referrals to community services that may benefit you. Additionally, The IC can connect you with a variety of employment readiness classes that teach you how to: Create resumes and cover letters Find a job and dress for success Mock interviews Meet job expectations Communicate with your supervisor Solve problems in the workplace An appointment is required to speak with an Employment Support specialist.El Paso CountyIndependence CenterIndependence Center
    Employment Works - Ability Connection ColoradoReady to Achieve Mentoring Program at Employment Works supports youth and adults with disabilities in obtaining and retaining employment that matches their interests and choices with in-depth pre and post-employment services including job placement services and benefit planning.Denver CountyAbility Connection ColoradoAbility Connection Colorado
    Independence and Employment Training - Colorado Center for the BlindProvides the following assistance to teens, adults and seniors who are legally blind: - job readiness and job search - career planning - classes in cane travel, technology, Braille, home management, organizational skills, industrial arts/home maintenance, academic skills, and skills necessary for daily livingArapahoe CountyColorado Center for the BlindColorado Center for the Blind
    Independent Living Services (Boulder) - Center for People with DisabilitiesThe Center for People with Disabilities offers a variety of programs to assist consumers in achieving independence, including the following services: - Employment program that offers comprehensive job training and support - Youth or Adult Transition Program that assists individuals in transitioning into home living from nursing care or medical institutions - Day program with skills training, peer support, and care coordination - Core Services - Beyond Vision Program, which provides support services, community outreach, and facilitates support groups for individuals who are blind or visually impairedBoulder CountyBoulder - Center for People with DisabilitiesCenter for People with Disabilities
    Independent Living Services (Longmont) - Center for People with DisabilitiesThe Center for People with Disabilities offers a variety of programs to assist consumers in achieving independence, including the following services: - Employment program that offers comprehensive job training and support - Youth or Adult Transition Program that assists individuals in transitioning into home living from nursing care or medical institutions - Day program with skills training, peer support, and care coordination - Core Services - Beyond Vision Program, which provides support services, community outreach, and facilitates support groups for individuals who are blind or visually impairedBoulder CountyLongmont - Center for People with DisabilitiesCenter for People with Disabilities
    Independent Living Services (Thornton) - Center for People with DisabilitiesThe Center for People with Disabilities offers a variety of programs to assist consumers in achieving independence, including the following services: - Employment program that offers comprehensive job training and support - Youth or Adult Transition Program that assists individuals in transitioning into home living from nursing care or medical institutions - Day program with skills training, peer support, and care coordination - Core Services - Beyond Vision Program, which provides support services, community outreach, and facilitates support groups for individuals who are blind or visually impairedAdams CountyThornton - Center for People with DisabilitiesCenter for People with Disabilities
    New Horizon Vocational Center (Glenwood Springs Office) - Center for IndependenceNHVC offers people with disabilities the opportunity to build relationships, foster education and vocational skills, and to access services and support needed to sustain life and employment. Members will find opportunities in the following areas: -Job seeking assistance -Computer skills -Janitorial Services Training -Restaurant training such as menu planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking, serving, safe food handling, etc. -Interpersonal skills -Resume writing, application completion, and interviewing skills -Community volunteering -Fundraising -Outreach -Transit Training -Small business skills Transportation for staff and consumers provided if needed to attend the class.Garfield CountyCenter for Independence (Glenwood Springs Office)Center for Independence
    New Horizon Vocational Center (Mesa County) - Center for IndependenceNHVC offers people with disabilities the opportunity to build relationships, foster education and vocational skills, and to access services and support needed to sustain life and employment. Members will find opportunities in the following areas: -Job seeking assistance -Computer skills -Janitorial Services Training -Restaurant training such as menu planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking, serving, safe food handling, etc. -Interpersonal skills -Resume writing, application completion, and interviewing skills -Community volunteering -Fundraising -Outreach -Transit Training -Small business skillsMesa CountyCenter for Independence (Grand Junction Office)Center for Independence
    New Horizon Vocational Center (Montrose Office) - Center for IndependenceNHVC offers people with disabilities the opportunity to build relationships, foster education and vocational skills, and to access services and support needed to sustain life and employment. Members will find opportunities in the following areas: -Job seeking assistance -Computer skills -Janitorial Services Training -Restaurant training such as menu planning, budgeting, shopping, cooking, serving, safe food handling, etc. -Interpersonal skills -Resume writing, application completion, and interviewing skills -Community volunteering -Fundraising -Outreach -Transit Training -Small business skills Transportation for staff and consumers provided if needed to attend the class.Montrose CountyCenter for Independence (Montrose Office)Center for Independence
    Programs for Adults - Ariel Clinical Services, Delta CountyAriel Clinical Services offer a variety of different services to help adult with disabilities and youth with special challenges achieve their potential.​ Vocational Services: - GRAND JUNCTION WORK CREW is a service offered by Ariel Clinical Services operated by adults with developmental disabilities and youth in transition to learn important working skills. The crew is available for yard clean up, assisting with moving items such as furniture and assisting with other maintenance needed by the local community. They are available by appointment only. For more information please call 970-245-1616, or send us an email on the Contact Us page of our website. - CHARLEY'S COOKIES is currently operated out of the commercial kitchen at the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction. Individuals gain their food handlers certification through the Public Health Department. They learn different aspects of food preparation, packaging and cleaning and also how to work in a team. Visit www.charleyscookie.com to order cookies. - DREAM CATCHERS is a unique vocational training program for adults with intellectual disabilities. The apprentices create handmade goods in The Studio that are sold in Blank Canvas Cafe and The Alibi Room (gallery & venue). Our participants receive training in customer service, salesmanship, janitor, culinary and craftsmanship skills that extend to the cafe and galleries. Adult Services: - ARIEL CLINICAL SERVICES DAY PROGRAM offers a variety of curriculum and community-based services to help individuals with intellectual disabilities build relationships, learn safety and independence skills while connecting with our community. We offer a variety of programmatic opportunities which include social activities, volunteerism, art and recreation, self-advocacy and interpersonal skill building.Delta CountyAriel Clinical Services, Delta CountyAriel Clinical Services, Mesa County
    Programs for Adults - Ariel Clinical Services, Mesa CountyAriel Clinical Services offer a variety of different services to help adult with disabilities and youth with special challenges achieve their potential.​ Vocational Services: - WHAZ UP DAWG is a hot dog cart business that serves as a training site, providing a stepping stone for future community employment. Ariel starts by supporting our trainees as they fill out an application and go through an interview process, learning appropriate job seeking skills. - GRAND JUNCTION WORK CREW is a service offered by Ariel Clinical Services operated by adults with developmental disabilities and youth in transition to learn important working skills. The crew is available for yard clean up, assisting with moving items such as furniture and assisting with other maintenance needed by the local community. They are available by appointment only. For more information please call 970-245-1616, or send us an email on the Contact Us page of our website. - CHARLEY'S COOKIES is currently operated out of the commercial kitchen at the Business Incubator Center in Grand Junction. Individuals gain their food handlers certification through the Public Health Department. They learn different aspects of food preparation, packaging and cleaning and also how to work in a team. Visit www.charleyscookie.com to order cookies. - DREAM CATCHERS is a unique vocational training program for adults with intellectual disabilities. The apprentices create handmade goods in The Studio that are sold in Blank Canvas Cafe and The Alibi Room (gallery & venue). Our participants receive training in customer service, salesmanship, janitor, culinary and craftsmanship skills that extend to the cafe and galleries. Adult Services: - ARIEL CLINICAL SERVICES DAY PROGRAM offers a variety of curriculum and community-based services to help individuals with intellectual disabilities build relationships, learn safety and independence skills while connecting with our community. We offer a variety of programmatic opportunities which include social activities, volunteerism, art and recreation, self-advocacy and interpersonal skill building.Mesa CountyAriel Clinical Services, Mesa CountyAriel Clinical Services, Mesa County
    Pursuits - Discover GoodwillPursuits is an after-school program designed specifically for young adults ages 18-26 with intellectual and learning challenges. This program prepares young adults for life after high school. The Pursuits program spans 16 weeks, with classes offered every weekday after school. The program includes career exploration and preparation for the application, resume and interview process, as well as help locating job opportunities and initiating employer contact. This program also provides post-placement services during the first 60 days of employment to help the employee and employer develop a strong working relationship. Call or email for more information. El Paso County1460 Garden of the Gods Rd - Discover GoodwillDiscover Goodwill
    Services for Exceptional Children and Adults - Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and AdultsProvides services to children and adults with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. Services provided include: - Residential programs for adults - Adult day programs - Employment programs and job training - Education programs for individuals ages birth - 21 years oldDenver CountyLaradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and AdultsLaradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults
    Youth Job Assistance - School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)Provides employment and training to youth, ages 16 - 24, with mild to moderate disabilities. SWAP assists clients with the following: - Finding employment - Job accommodations - Job coaching, shadowing, and on-site training - Pre-employment training - Skills assessments - Applications and interviews - Grooming - Job retention - GED and vocational trainingMoffat CountySchool to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

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