We offer support in the next BIG step for individuals with developmental disabilities to Explore, Develop and Maintain desired employment. This person-centered approach focuses on each individual’s interests, 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.
Merrick provides 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 individuals with the right supports.
Our program staff 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.