We provide Prevocational Services for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Prevocational services are designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in acquiring and maintaining work habits and work-related skills. Prevocational services are intended to have a more generalized result as opposed to vocational training for a specific job. Individuals must have a demonstrated earning capacity of less than 50 percent of the federal minimum wage, as determined in accordance with certification standards promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Prevocational services encompass the following types of work-related activities:
- teaching an individual such concepts as following directions, attending to task, task completion, communication, decision-making, and problem-solving;
- training in the areas of safety, self-advocacy, and mobility;
- intervention and training needed to benefit from Prevocational services which would allow common barriers to participation to be avoided; and,
- travel training services may include providing, arranging, transporting, or accompanying a person with developmental disabilities to Prevocational services and supports identified in the plan of care.