Early Learning Program (Inclusion Works)
This program provides services to vulnerable adults who are 18 years of age and older, this includes individuals with disabilities and special healthcare needs. We help them connect to services such as SSI, DDA, housing, food stamps (SNAP food benefits) and medical supplies.
People with disabilities need health care and health programs for the same reasons anyone else does—to stay well, active, and a part of the community.
Having a disability does not mean a person is not healthy or they cannot be healthy. Being healthy means the same thing for all of us—getting and staying well so we can lead full, active lives. That means having the tools and information to make healthy choices and knowing how to prevent illness.
Connect with vocational counseling rehabilitation services, school-to-work transition services and employment agencies to assist in obtaining successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities and their employers.
Independent living means that a person lives in his or her own apartment or house and needs limited or no help from outside agencies. The person may not need any assistance or might need help with only complex issues such as managing money, rather than day-to-day living skills. Whether an adult with disabilities continues to live at home or moves out into the community depends in large part on their ability to manage everyday tasks with little or no help.
Family engagement is a shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities for student learning and achievement. To promote family engagement, we must be intentional in learning about the families and their needs. Family engagement means building relationships with families to support the family’s well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and involvement. The sense of community comes from focusing on the building of family relationships which is critical for student success in the classroom. Recognizing some of the biggest barriers to family engagement will help schools to develop the most effective strategies to help families feel more connected to and supported by the school.
Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP)
Parents Encouraging Parents are conferences for parents who have children with disabilities from ages birth to 21, to give them the opportunity to obtain information relating to parents, parenting, educating, and supporting a child with a disability.