INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS

It is important to remember that independent living does not necessarily mean doing everything on your own but refers to being able to make your own choices. We believe that people with disabilities are the best experts on their strengths and needs and should be in control of their own lives including the services that allow them to live independently. We provide tools to help develop abilities and empower individuals that lead to greater independence.

  • Vocational and employment prep
  • Group and individualized training
  • Community based recreational opportunities

Employment Services

Over 50% of individuals with disabilities are unemployed. Whether you are new to employment or trying to reenter the job market; the goal can feel daunting. To help, the Disability Network Capital Area offers a range of employment related services ranging from information to targeted job skills training. We work with both adults and students. Services include:

  • Disability awareness and job accommodations
  • Self-advocacy – When you need to disclose a disability
  • Transferable skills
  • Systems navigation
  • Interviewing, job applications, resumes
  • Benefits Planning
  • Assistive Technology

For a more in-depth look at the types of pre-employment services Disability Network Capital Area provides, follow the link to the Pre-Employment Services page on our website.