The Supported Employment program offers job matching and individual placements within the community. When an individual enters the program, a match of the client's skills to the appropriate work environment is made. Initially, a Job Coach is assigned to the individual to provide training. Clients receive on-going support as needed in order to maintain or enhance employment. Clients usually work 20 or more hours per week and earn competitive wages. Supervised Work Teams (enclaves) are an extension of the Supported Employment program. Clients are placed in industry, in small groups with an on-site supervisor. These clients learn and perform various jobs within industry in a competitive employment environment. Clients are referred to enclaves from other EXCEED programs, or from outside referral sources. Clients enhance work and social skills to transition to Individual Placement or competitive employment.
The Work Activity Center (WAC) provides vocational training for persons that wish to develop marketable work skills. Clients have the opportunity to work on a variety of contracts including packaging, assembly, labeling, light manufacturing, and mailers. In addition to specific work skills, the Work Activity Center program stresses the development of appropriate work habits and attitudes. Clients in this program spend their time in paid work and vocational skills training and work towards transitioning to the Supported Employment Program.
The Adult Developmental Center (ADC) provides basic living skills training, which assists clients in reaching their maximum level of independence and access into the community. Our curriculum includes self-advocacy, mobility training, money management, functional reading and writing, pre-vocational and daily living skills training.
The Situational Assessment is designed to provide an assessment to identify barriers to community-based employment for adults with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, mental health challenges, traumatic brain injury, and/or physical disabilities.
The Casa del Valle Residential Program provides long-term housing, care and training for adults with developmental disabilities in a 4,400 square foot, 14 bed facility on approximately 0.9 acres.
Since 1987 EXCEED has received accreditation for our Work Activity Centers and Supported Employment Programs from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.