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Family Involvement Curriculum. Beyond Project SEARCH: Where Do We Go From Here?. Independent Living. Local communities have different options that might include: Apartment complexes with various levels of support Group Homes Remodeled family owned homes Other creative community options.

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family involvement curriculum

Family Involvement Curriculum

Beyond Project SEARCH:

Where Do We Go From Here?

independent living
Independent Living
  • Local communities have different options that might include:
    • Apartment complexes with various levels of support
    • Group Homes
    • Remodeled family owned homes
    • Other creative community options
retention follow along services
Retention / Follow-along Services
  • Retention is critical to keeping the job!
  • To ensure services, include the local Developmental Disabilities organization in the program design
  • Interns need to complete eligibility process for DD services
  • Remember there is an appeal process if denied eligibility
retention follow along
Retention / Follow Along
  • If your intern is not eligible for DD services, there may be other options.
    • Ticket-to-Work can provide funds for retention
    • PASS plans can be written to set aside funds for coaching
    • Mental Health agencies can provide some support if there are related issues
    • Vocational Rehabilitation may be able to re-open the case for additional training to save the job or to learn new tasks
career development
Career Development
  • What if your young adult wants a new job?
  • Work with the original VR Counselor – they might re-open the case and fund job development.
  • VR will probably fund additional coaching if the student gets new duties or a new job within the same organization.
  • The student can advocate for themselves through HR at his/her place of employment.
relationships
Relationships
  • Peer relationships at work
    • Encourage natural work friendships
    • Talk about what is appropriate
  • Friendships outside of work
    • Disability-related community resources and organizations
    • Typical community resources
guardianships trusts and wills
Guardianships, Trusts and Wills
  • There are laws around these processes.
  • Get legal advice appropriate to your situation.
other issues
Other Issues
  • Utilize your networks and local resources to address challenges
  • Contact Project SEARCH staff for connections and assistance.
  • Celebrate employment and other successes with your young adult!
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