Our team assists more than 800 teens and adults with developmental disabilities—including autism—as they build skills, and find and maintain competitive employment.
Easterseals Midwest's Employment Services are designed to provide you or your loved one with the next steps after school, whether a teen is preparing for life after high school, a graduate is looking for work or an individual needs daily site-based skills instruction. Easterseals Midwest has a variety of programs available and will help you find the one that is right for you and your family.
We believe in the abilities of people with developmental disabilities. Through many years of experience, we have found that people with developmental disabilities can be successfully employed in the community given a good job match and the proper level of support and structure.
Placement and Outcomes
Easterseals Midwest matches qualified applicants with meaningful employment with the following types of employers: sports/entertainment venues, grocers, factories/labs, faith-based and other nonprofit organizations, government entities, restaurants and retail businesses.
The anticipated outcomes for people in Employment Services are: to work at a job of their choice that matches their skills and interests, to develop working and social relationships with their coworkers, to develop natural supports at work, to make changes or upgrades to their employment when they desire to do so, and to enhance and educate the community through their positive contributions.
Employment Services offered:
We have a team dedicated to teen transition services, including: summer teen employment, school to work, year-round teen employment.
Individuals have the opportunity to explore abilities and areas of interest through individualized skills assessments and site-based skills instruction.
Our staff can assist with the following pre-vocational needs: resume-writing, filling out job applications, interview skills, money-handling and transportation access.
Through collaboration and partnerships with local organizations, we provide individuals with competitive employment opportunities. For employers, we prescreen and refer only quality candidates for their open positions.
Once placed in a position, individuals and their employers will continue to receive support, including: coaching, retention support, disability and diversity-awareness trainings.
We assist individuals with developmental disabilities with community integration, volunteerism and employment.
For individuals seeking more information about our Employment Services, please contact Judy Goldford at 314-567-7705, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if you are looking for career opportunities with Easterseals Midwest, applications should be submitted here.