Employment for Adults with Disabilities

  • Client directly hired by Panda Express

    Direct-Hire Placements at Business Partners’ Locations

  • Work Crew at Kowalski's Market

    Crews with Peers at Business Partners’ Locations

  • Clients assembling greeting cards at center-based workforce

    Onsite Work at Merrick

We offer support in the next BIG step for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to Explore, Develop and Maintain desired employment. This person-centered approach focuses on each individual’s skill set and preferences. Equally as important as securing the right job is maintaining the right job. To support this success, we provide soft skills training, on the job training, and ongoing follow up support for the duration of the individual’s employment at a business partner’s location

Merrick provides Employment Exploration, Development, and Support services to clients in our programs or new enrollees who have indicated the desire to pursue employment in the general workforce. The combination of these services prepare clients with the right supports.

Our program team complete assessments, offer and provide skills training (and re-training when requested by the individual or business partner) and support each client in the step-by-step process of identifying, securing, and maintaining employment.

Next Steps

To inquiry about employment services for individuals with disabilities, please visit admission inquiries and submit an admission application.