Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
Our partnership with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (A.P.D.) www.apdcares.org
If you are a client that would benefit from additional services and meets certain criteria one could contact A.P.D. to inquire about receiving benefits. There is a “wait list” to receive services so it is advisable to add yourself to the list at an early age however now is the time to do it if you haven’t already. If you would like assistance with the application contact (link) us for help.
Once on the wait list, some customers may receive benefits from employU even before they have been accepted through the EEP Program. If someone has already been through the VR process and is no longer a fit for your needs you may be eligible to receive no cost coaching services. If employed, support may be available to help maintain your current position.
Once one is off the wait list a customer of A.P.D. will be assigned a Support Coordinator and one of their tasks is to provide assistance with what’s called your ibudget. This is a pool of funding that is determined by the individual’s needs. If it is determined that someone with an ibudget could benefit from job coaching, the Support Coordinator could assign the customer to employU for supported employment job coaching.
The supported employment job coaching is designed to fix any issues that may be occurring on the job and/ or to improve skills, speed and confidence of the participant. Often this support is all that is required to ensure that this employment opportunity is going to be successful.
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