Disability Services

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We have a deep understanding and knowledge of individuals living with a wide range of disabilities and the support needed to obtain meaningful employment and volunteer experiences. Our targeted employment programs unlock your abilities so you can reach your potential at work.

We specialize in working with individuals with learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), mental health issues, physical challenges and more.

 

Project GOLD – Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabilities

GOLD is a free program that assists adults with learning disabilities or ADHD to better understand their learning disabilities in order to achieve and retain meaningful employment. The program includes the development of a return to work action plan, followed by employment related workshops, job search support, and job coaching.

Participants will acquire a better understanding of how the LD or ADHD affects their life and activities, and will often benefit from strategies and on-the-job coaching. Individuals with learning disabilities are often reluctant to disclose their disability to an employer, and our staff also helps with discussing accommodations and disclosure letters for the workplace.

To see all the workshops offered in Project GOLD, check out our workshop calendar.

Contact us today for upcoming intake session dates:
416-649-1619
gold@jvstoronto.org

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Job-Readiness Program

Specifically design for individuals with ASD between the ages of 18 and 30 years, this strength-based program will lead you to employment and work environments so you can do your best work. Services include an eight week workshop series to develop your job readiness skills, weekly one-on-one sessions, a work experience placement for up to 14 weeks, on-site job coaching and job retention workshops.

The program is highly structured, and provides participants with eight weeks of employment workshops three times a week that focus on topics like workplace communication, employer interactions, workplace behaviour, and self advocacy.

Throughout the program, participants attend weekly one-on-one counselling sessions with our Workforce Specialists to set and achieve goals, and to support them in their transition into work.

The Workforce Specialist guides participants in determining areas of interest for employment, then provides on the job coaching to ensure a successful paid work placement for up to 14 weeks.

Contact us today for upcoming intake session dates:
416-649-1619
schong@jvstoronto.org

 

Al Green Resource Centre

This centre specializes in creating meaningful employment, training and volunteer opportunities that develop work, life and social skills through targeted programming. All services are delivered by a team of professional Employment Counsellors, Workforce Specialists and Job Coaches who are knowledgeable on developmental disabilities and have direct experience working with a wide range of individuals.

Person Directed Planning Initiative: Preparation and support for life transitions through volunteer positions, employment and/or educational opportunities.

Developing Work Connections: Provides assistance to persons with developmental disabilities aged 18 years and older. Participants will attend ongoing employment skills, life skills and social group workshops that will enhance their communication and personal development.

The Workshop: Day program for skills-development and training matched to individual abilities in a safe and supportive environment.

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Youth: Community Choices for Success: Support program for youth between the ages 18 and 30 with a dual diagnosis (mental health issues coupled with a developmental disability). Services include vocational planning, employment and life skills workshops and support with volunteer placement experience.

Path 2 Work: Designed to help persons with a developmental disability move into paid employment.

Adult-Literacy: developed and delivered by Frontier College to provide learning opportunities for people with disabilities. This one-on-one support program pair volunteer tutors with individuals to work towards their personal learning goals.

For more information on these services:
416-782-3976
algreen@jvstoronto.org