Work Services Program

Kuhn’s Meriden-based Work Services Program strives to provide individuals with disabilities paid work experience through subcontract assembly and packaging work in order to maximize the participants’ earning potential and to increase work skills. Participation in the program allows individuals to build stamina for work and build skills at various levels of production, and as appropriate, work to transition into community-based employment services. Implementation of this mission includes consideration of a variety of factors including, but not limited to,participant choices,  job performance, ability of the persons served and local job market community employment needs.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

• Verified Funding Source

• Minimum age 18 years old (16-17 year olds accepted when funded through a Board of Education)

• Impairment in vocational functioning

• Demonstrates interest desire to attain employment or demonstrates a willingness to work

• Able to benefit from services

ADMISSION INFORMATION REQUIRED:

• Documentation verifying disability and level of functioning

• Most recent physical exam preferably within the last year

• Recent psychologicallsocial information preferably within the last two years

• Information regarding previous employment services & supports, as available

• All academic/educational history when applicable

• All appropriate agency fonns completed, signed, and dated by participant or legal guardian and funding source, prior to program entry

• “Intake interview” completed with referred individual by Kuhn designated staff and other team members when applicable.

SERVICES PROVIDED:

• Paid Work Experience

•Work Skill Building

• Work Behavior /Social Skills for the Workplace Individualized Service Planning

• Behavior Management, as applicable

PERSONS SERVED:

• Developmentally Disabled

• Dual Diagnosis of MR!MH

• Multiply Disabled

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