Demonstration Projects

The ARC of Mississippi

The ARC of Mississippi

Customized Employment:  Linking Job Seekers with Employers
will target three sheltered workshops to begin the process of Customized Employment to link job seekers to community employers.  It will seek to improve the current reimbursement system used by the Home and Community-Based Waiver and work with the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services to contract with sheltered workshops to provide Customized Employment.  For more information, please contact Matt Nalker at [email protected]

Gathering Grounds

Gathering Grounds

Gathering Grounds will be a community-based business (coffee/art shop) teaching students transitional work skills in an inclusive, safe environment.  Students will operate the coffee shop featuring original student artwork.  The goal is to provide the extensive job skills training needed in the areas of employability and social skills to reach each student’s goal of competitive, paid employment.  For more information, please contact Julie Paradise at [email protected]

Building Opportunities for Learning and Transition Success (BOLTS)

Building Opportunities for Learning and Transition Success (BOLTS)

Building Opportunities for Learning and Transition Success (BOLTS) is intended to increase competitive employment outcomes and/or transition service for youth and young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who attend the Oxford School District.  It will be accomplished through the development of on-campus work training opportunities, development of job/career videos or pod casts through digital media, development of a Preparing for Life Transition Planning Guide, providing transition training opportunities, expanding the current array of transition services, and providing hands-on training for future teachers.  For more information, please contact Dr. Patricia Austin at [email protected]

 


 

Archived Projects

Seeking to Expand Employment through Knowledge of the ADA (SEEK ADA)  was designed to improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in MS by educating consumers, family members, service providers, and employers regarding everyone’s rights and responsibilities under Title I (employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This project is now directly under LIFE of MS.  For more information, please contact Christy Dunaway at [email protected]

Living Independence for Everyone of Mississippi

 

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