The Arc Baton Rouge’s Job Placement Program assists students to secure employment; works closely with “Work Study” staff to identify students considered ‘work ready’, and facilitates their first exposure to the working world. The focus of our project is building a bridge between school to the community and work for students with disabilities. A smooth transition from school to adult living enables the person to live as independently as possible. Individualized supports and services specific to the person’s needs allow participants to attain self-confidence in an age-appropriate environment. In addition to the introduction of the curriculum at the beginning of the spring semester of the person’s junior year, inclusive and interactive community-based experiences are provided; such as volunteering, jobsite tours, internships, job shadowing, and placements/coaching.
Submitted by The Arc of Baton Rouge.