Support Employment Program

Our Supported Employment Program offers a variety of services that focus on matching an individual’s work skills, tolerance and abilities with the right job opportunity. 

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: 


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:

It’s a tax credit incentive offered by the government to incent employers to provide jobs to certain groups: unemployed Veterans; Vocational Rehabilitation with referral individuals; SSI; Food Stamp recipients and ex-felons.
  • 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.

If you hire one or more people, you need to complete the form and submit these form within 28-30 days of the first hire. 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit- attach to tax return