Advocating, Educating & Partnering for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Services: Individual employment, supported employment, and group supported employment
Who: All people with disabilities, including mental health, brain injury, learning disabilities, orthopedic and mobility problems, and developmental disabilities, anyone with barriers from getting or keeping a job, may qualify for services through DVR.
The Community Employment Alliance creates a strong network of Employment Service Providers to serve the employment needs of people with disabilities seeking employment in Washington State through the Washington State Department of Social Health Services (DSHS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) or Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). These agencies contract with Community Resource Providers across the state to ensure employment supports are available to people with disabilities seeking employment.
Funding: $1 General Fund State = $3.70 Federal Match from Rehab Grant
Who: People born with disabilities or who develop one before age 18 who qualify for institutional level care can “waive” their right to institutionalization and receive long-term community services through the Medicaid Waiver administered by DDA.
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Exceptional Foresters Inc
Highline CC Employment Services
Pierce, Jones & Associates LLC
S. L. Start
Service Alternatives, Inc.
Sherwood Community Services
SKCAC Industries and Employment Services
Skookum Educational Programs
Sound Employment Services
Trillium Employment Services
Washington Vocational Services
Funding: $1 General Fund State = $1 Federal Match from Center for Medicaid Services (CMS)
Services: DVR counselors to advise on jobs, supported employment, job accommodations
When: High School Transition, short or long term
When: High School Transition, long term supports
Our Membership represents Washington State Employment Service Providers
contracted with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and
the Developmental Disabilities Administration.