Since 1980, PAEP has provided employment services including job placement and job coaching for individuals with disabilities who require assistance to obtain and maintain employment in the community. PAEP and its Supportive Employment Program are unique as it emphasized integrated work with supports into the business community long before the national trend. PAEP served as a model throughout the nation. Services are based on the philosophy that all individuals have the right to work in the communities in which they live.
In 1997, PAEP relocated to the Illinois Employment & Training Center (IETC) located in Lombard. The IETC houses four main partnering agencies: College of DuPage (COD), DuPage County Workforce Development Division (WDD), Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) and Parents Alliance Employment Project (PAEP).
Participants seeking services range from: students transitioning from high school special education programs; adults looking to find competitive employment; job seekers who are re-entering the workforce; and employees already employed but in need of some assistance to become independent on their jobs. Services will be provided to participants that are consistent with his/her needs and preferences.
Services provided by PAEP staff are also free of charge. All Employment Specialist that work with persons receiving services from PAEP will have at least a Bachelor's Degree and/or background and expertise in providing employment services to people with disabilities.
· Skills Assessment
· Job Development
· Job Training
· Job Placement
· Job Coaching
· Job Support
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