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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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