Presentation on theme: "TRANSITION SERVICES Pierce County Human Services Developmental Disabilities."— Presentation transcript:
TRANSITION SERVICES Pierce County Human Services Developmental Disabilities
Pierce County Transition Coordinator Information on the Working Age Adult Policy Navigate Adult Services Explore Employment Services Identify Possible Funding Options
Factors you should know… Pierce County Developmental Disabilities believes everyone has the right and ability to be a contributing member of their community. It is ok not to have all the answers. Stay open to the possibilities…
Who is eligible for services… DDD eligible Transition Student, 21 years of age, and Exiting school this year.
Working Age Adult Policy This policy establishes employment supports as the primary use of employment/day program funds for working age adults. Working age adults are between the ages of 21 and 62. Each individual will be supported to pursue his or her own unique Pathway to Employment
Employment Support Services Individual Employment Group Supported Employment Pathway to Employment (Person to Person) Others (PVS)
Employment Support Services Individual Employment Individual Employment is placement, training and follow- up services necessary to help persons with developmental disabilities obtain and maintain employment in the community. These services may include: Job Development Job Development Job Coaching/Training Job Coaching/Training Job Retention Job Retention
Employment Support Services Group Supported Employment Group Supported Employment is job placement and support services that provide supervised employment in regular business and industry settings for groups of three to eight workers with disabilities.
Employment Support Services Pathway to Employment There are many paths an individual may take towards employment. Paths may vary in length and experiences. The destination is employment!
Funding Options Waiver (DDD and Federal) State Only (DDD) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) Impairment Related Work Expense (IRWE) Private Pay
Preparing for Employment Request an intake with the Division of Developmental Disability (DDD) Apply for services with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Person Centered Plan Benefit Analysis Social Security Card WA Identification Card Other certification (i.e. food handler permit)