SESDAC provides day services to those who have not yet successfully gained permanent employment. These services are designed to increase quality of life, hone social and vocational skills, encourage movement, and improve cognitive development and sensory integration. Day Services can be the stepping stone needed to lead to fulfilling and rewarding employment, and help develop much needed confidence and self-esteem.
High school students with disabilities between the ages of 16-21 may enroll in an employment program that provides vocational transition opportunities. The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) provides wages for the students, the school district finances the job development and job coaching services, and the employer provides an actual work environment with real tasks. This invaluable real-life work experience can lead to a stable job with a paycheck.
SESDAC partners with the local business community to provide skills training that often leads to job opportunities, including:
- Ongoing employment
- Assistance with maintaining or changing employment
- Assistance with scheduling
- Communication with employers
- Development of job skills that increase employability