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The start of a new school year can bring a long list of to-dos. Shopping for school supplies, getting haircuts, and making sure that the first day of school outfit is set and ready to go. For parents with kids with disabilities, sometimes adjusting or obtaining an IEP or 504 is also on the list. [...]
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Sometimes balancing the responsibilities of school and young adult life with extracurriculars can be a challenging task. But employU client Christian seems to be an expert when it comes to keeping up with his responsibilities. Ambitious and hard-working, Christian has completed ten On-the-Job Trainings (OJTs), the Work Readiness Training, the Self-Advocacy Workshop, a Career Camp, […]

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Caring, patient, polite, and a dog lover through and through; this is how we would describe employU client, Marc.  Marc began his journey with employU in December 2020 after being referred by Vocational Rehabilitation. After meeting Marc, his Young Adult Transition Coordinator, Kimberly Halhober, learned of Marc’s love of dogs and his desire to pursue […]

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Ramps, elevators, Braille; these are all accommodations that come to mind when talking about accessibility. But, in today’s high-tech world, accessibility extends far beyond the accommodations listed above. Now that so many things are done virtually, accessibility on the web is incredibly important.  According to the Web Accessibility Initiative, “web accessibility means that websites, tools, […]

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Interested in culture, history, and photography, it’s no wonder high school student Matthias dreams of becoming a travel ambassador one day. Matthias first came to employU in March of 2021 and enrolled in our virtual career camp.  Through career camp, Matthias was able to hear from guest speakers from a variety of industries and explore […]

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Preparing for a new career can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’re reentering the workforce or entering it for the first time, it’s important to have the tools you need to take your best step forward onto your pathway towards a successful career. At employU, we understand that every second counts when it comes […]

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When getting to know 22-year-old Caitlin, one thing is for certain: Caitlin loves horses. Caitlin is currently going through the process of employU’s Discovery program, and early on expressed this lifelong passion to her Discovery Specialist, Jeff Hancock. Jeff also learned from those close to Caitlin, that this interest in horses included riding lessons and […]

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At employU, we offer a variety of employment services that can assist clients throughout their career path journey, no matter what level of support they are looking for. Though a valuable service, Discovery is a program that many aren’t aware of. Vocational Rehabilitation states that in order to qualify for Discovery Services, an individual must […]

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After seeing the challenges young adults face when they age out of the foster care system in Brevard County, Pamela Bress, the then senior staff attorney at Brevard County Legal Aid, decided to create a solution. As a center that serves young adults between the ages of 15 and 25, Ready for Life Brevard provides […]

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