Training. Coaching. Paid Work Experience.
A range of work programs for young adults with developmental disabilities.
PAI offers a variety of work programs for young adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder and traumatic brain injury. Young adults need both employment skills and life skills to achieve their full potential. Our supported work options include a variety of community-based and center-based jobs, with job training and job coaching for people with disabilities. Professional staff members work with clients every step of the way, providing skills assessment, skills development and job support services. Job skills and paid work experiences put our young clients on the pathway to community employment. PAI also offers a wide range of recreational, social, life skill and community activities for a well balanced life.
Why should working with a disability limit the choices about where and how much someone is willing to work? PAI programs and services are designed to help our trainees and workers gain confidence and job skills, the keys to long-term, successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities. Some of our clients do better with center-based work that is low-stress, and adapted to their skill level. Others thrive in an integrated employment setting, working in the community with the support of a job coach. And some people choose to move from one setting to another, as their needs, job preferences, health status, or abilities change. Our staff supports this broad range of flexibility.
PAI is fortunate to have business partners in the community who depend upon us for quality contract work. This offers our clients the opportunity for a variety of paid employment experiences on-site. Our professional staff provides assessment and skill-building support, as well as quality control supervision for work done at PAI locations.
We also offer community-based employment services, focused on helping clients develop the vocational skills they need to meet the needs of employers in the community. Our professional staff provides skill building classes, along with supported paid work experiences, to ensure that our workers do well in this more competitive employment setting. We recognize that there are times when clients may not be able to maintain their supported community employment. PAI provides continued employment opportunities through the center-based work option if a community-based relationship cannot be maintained on the part of an individual or their employer.
See examples of the variety of work done at PAI, read about our Business Partners and EASE business solutions.