Support Employment Program
DPAC Supported Employment
Our Supported Employment Program guides Deaf people with disabilities choose the right job for their interests while supporting them in full communication accessibility using American Sign Languages (ASL). Our Supported Employment program offers a variety of services: support service; explore different work options; and focus on matching the individual’s work skills, tolerance and abilities. When an individual gets employed, they are provided job coaches to work with employers building relationships. Our services include:
WORKABILITY READINESS PREPARATION PROGRAM
The Workability Readiness Preparation Program provides training in understanding the meaning, value and demands of work. This program assists each individual to become comfortable and familiar with their workplace environment and provide work preparation that is personalized to their needs and the needs of their workplace.
Department of Rehabilitation and Employment for Deaf Individual with Disabilities
We focus on employment for Deafblind individuals with disabilities and provide ongoing support services that maintain an individuals employment for the term of employment from 12 months – 24 months.
After we decide an individual is in a great job match, DOR will help an individual transition to extended services with Regional Centers or “natural supports”.
Employers that work with the SEP Program
Individuals from our program have been placed in some of the following workplaces!
For Employers Q/A about Tax Credits:
- If an individual works at least 120 hours, you can claim a tax credit equal to 25 percent of the individual’s first year wages.
- If an individual works at least 400 hours, you can claim a tax credit equal to 40 percent of the individual’s first year wages.