WorkAbility I Program
WorkAbility I (WAI) is a competitive grant training program for students with disabilities ages 16-22 who have active IEP’s (Individual Education Programs). WorkAbility I is designed to promote career awareness and exploration, and work experience while students complete their secondary education program. Businesses who provide work opportunities to WorkAbility I students recognize the valuable contributions that individuals with disabilities make to the workforce and their communities.
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Some of the top innovators in the US have disabilities, including Chief Executive Officers of Ford Motor Company, Xerox, Turner Television and Apple. 600,000 scientists and engineers currently employed have disabilities.
The mission of WorkAbility I (WAI) is to promote the involvement of key stakeholders including students, families, educators, businesses and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to employment, life long learning and quality of adult life.
Businesses interested in providing job skills training for WorkAbililty I students please contact the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA).