Employment & Transition from School to Work
supporting the journey towards employment for all...
The very roots of Networks are based on a belief that ‘work’ is a right and a possibility for all. Networks supports the values of Employment 1st – that employment should be the first option available for all, regardless of disability. The very roots of Networks are based on a belief that ‘work’ is a right and a possibility for all people. This belief has given birth to our employment services for individuals, their supporters and teams including transition and career development consultation (for all ages), exploration and discovery of individual situations, and collaborative and innovative services. Networks is also dedicated to promoting inclusive communities beginning with our youngest community members. Over the years, we have worked in partnership with children, their families and schools to develop individualized strategies and supports that promote inclusive environments and enrich educational experiences for all.
Transition From School to Adult Life
We believe that students best succeed when given opportunities to make informed decisions regarding their next steps after high school. In addition to student supports, it is also crucial to include both parents and teachers in the transition process. We strive to meet the needs of all -- students, families, and teachers – in our transitional support services.
Career Planning & Consultation
While obtaining that first job is exciting and important, it is also crucial to remember that the people we support are entitled to careers that include opportunities for advancement, increased compensation, and improved benefits.
Job Seeker Services
People with disabilities are often under-utilized for their talents. Networks strives to assist qualified workers in obtaining and maintaining employment through benefits counseling, developing / obtaining necessary accommodations for increasing their independence on the job.
Assistance to Family & Supporters
Here at Networks we understand it truly takes a village to assist someone in reaching their dreams. We understand the importance of including family, friends, providers, and other community supporters in the planning process. We provide small and large group instruction, as well as team-based instruction, around Career Planning, the Job Seeking process, and how a person’s supporters can assist them in reaching their goals.