I Can Living & Learning Center

OUR MISSION

To create lasting support and advocacy for people living with disabilities such that they are presented with opportunities to find dignified independence and gainful employment. 

OUR VISION

We envision a future where all individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities have:

  • Opportunity to live a healthy, safe and enjoyable life.
  • Full access to services and support that promotes independence and dignity.
  • Active participation in making decisions for their lives.
  • Integration in the communities where they live.
  • Respect for what they contribute to their community.

OUR VALUES

We believe that:

  • Every person must be treated with respect, compassion, and dignity.
  • People with disabilities must have the right to exercise personal choice and make meaningful decisions in their lives.
  • Ideas and solutions must be developed with the people who have disabilities in partnership their families and the communities in which they live.
  • Services must embody a lifespan approach, and be flexible and responsive to the changing needs of each individual throughout his or her lifetime.
  • Services must be efficiently operated and proven effective for those served.
  • All facilities must be barrier free, accessible and safe.
  • A loyal, fair and equal opportunity work environment that promotes upward mobility and promotional opportunities for all those we serve.
  • System-wide and personal advocacy is essential to the continuation of providing necessary specialized supports to people with disabilities.
  • Recreational opportunities are integral to and essential for the enhancement and quality of life for those we serve.

I Can Living and Learning Center’s Employment Program provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to secure suitable employment. The Employment Specialists help participants learn how to do the following: identify an employment goal, properly complete an employment application, prepare a resume, prepare for an interview, utilize appropriate job search methods and, most importantly, help maintain employment. We provide follow-up services and also provide post employment services to those with significant disabilities.

Our approach is to negotiate career/vocational options for vocationally disadvantaged persons. We achieve this by creating a partnership between local employers and I Can Living and Learning Center Vocational Coaches. Partnerships are formed by utilizing methods in the fields of vocational rehabilitation, counseling, marketing and sales. The Employment Specialist is dedicated to meeting the needs of our participants who are looking for meaningful jobs in community settings and the employers who look for trained, reliable, and capable employees.  

Disability discrimination occurs when an employer treats a qualified individual with a disability who is an employee or applicant unfavorably because he/she has a disability.

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