The Summer 2014 edition of JoCo, The Johnson County Government Magazine, featured a wonderful article about our friends at Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS). Since 1972, this organization has been offering its JCDS Community Employment program in which it recruits, places and trains adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities into jobs around the KC Metro area.
Although a job washing dishes at a restaurant, stocking shelves at a grocery store or mowing lawns for a hospital may not seem like something to rave about, for many adults with disabilities it truly is. These jobs allow this vulnerable population to live fulfilling, independent lives by earning a consistent paycheck. The pride these individuals and the companies who hire them feel is well deserved, and Arcare is pleased to see this dynamic program continually gaining recognition.
“Community employment is critical because it allows individuals to reach their highest levels of independence and productivity,” said casino online Chad VonAhnen, executive director, Johnson County Developmental Supports. “We all want to be part of our community and contribute in a meaningful manner. This program allows us to help people with disabilities get where they aspire to go.”
To read the complete article, view pages 8 and 9 of JoCo here.
Arcare works closely with JCDS to support positive lifestyle choices of many of our mutual clients. If you have any questions about the Community Employment program, call 913.826.2626 or visit www.jocogov.org. For other questions, contact Arcare directly.
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