Supported Employment and Community Access

working and living in your community

For many people, gainful employment is a key factor in their sense of self-worth and independence. SL Start's employment programs provide people with developmental disabilities the skills, training and support needed to develop meaningful, fulfilling careers. And for people who are retired and desire to be more involved in their communities, Community Access may be the right choice.

individual supported employment

Individual Supported Employment is a customized, person-centered program designed to assist high school students and adults to find meaningful employment. With this program, individuals can develop successful, meaningful careers that provide opportunities for growth and real money.

SL Start provides a complete range of employment services to help people find and keep the right job. Services include career plan development, job exploration, job-readiness training, job placement, and ongoing retention services, including on-site training and support. In addition, SL Start will arrange a meeting with a trained Social Security benefit planner to ensure that each person has all the facts about earning money and maintaining your desired benefits.

person to person

Person to Person is an employment program designed for people who are new to the world of work and may need additional training and support to achieve their goals. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual and are designed to lead to meaningful employment opportunities in the community.

community access

As individuals reach retirement age, or for individuals that determine competitive employment no longer fits their need, Community Access services may be a desirable option. These services are designed to enrich the lives of individuals through participation in various activities throughout the community.

services for employers

Building partnerships with area employers is a key part of the success of our program. We work closely with employers to recruit and train qualified candidates that match their business needs. As part of this partnership,

SL Start offers a variety of services to employers including assistance with job analysis, new-hire and on-going training, training on how to create an inclusive workforce, and education regarding the benefits of employing people with diverse backgrounds.

a company you can trust

SL Start is a human service company that creates and delivers employment programs for individuals facing barriers to employment. SL Start has over 30 years of experience partnering with agencies and local businesses to train and place people in meaningful employment. Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with years of experience in their fields. Simply put, our business is putting people to work in the right job, for the right company.