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Employment: Employment Services
(Assessment / Training / Placement)
Disability Specific: Cerebral Palsy

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Employment Services by State:   WI   (Official USPS State Abbreviations)

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Ability Connection is a program jointly sponsored by Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin with the support of a Business Advisory Council. This program provides many services to students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing a career in the computer field. Participants must be referred to the program by their DVR counselor. The Ability Connection has a scholarship program and a summer internship program for students to gain helpful experience. Each student receives guidance, experience and insight needed to prepare them for future employment from professionals that donate their time to mentor. The program will assist students upon graduation in finding employment. If you would like more information on the program, you can contact Lori Grassel at: P.O. Box 25919, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53225-0919, (414) 353-6400, (800) 236-2494, or via e-mail at ability@execpc.com.

Assistive Technology Assessment Center (ATAC), a project of United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin, Manpower and Phones Plus, offers the opportunity to expand abilities and increase efficiency through the use of assistive technology. ATAC identifies tools and assistive devices that enable individuals with disabilities to interact with a phone and computer, thereby better preparing them for a variety of employment positions. The service offers an assessment by a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), a written report that provides technology recommendations, training on assistive technology and job placement. For more information, call (414) 329-4500 (Voice), (414) 329-4511 (TTY) or e-mail atac@ucp-sew.org.

Creative Employment Opportunities is a for-profit employment agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that supports individuals with disabilities in building employment skills and in obtaining and maintaining employment. More specifically, they offer career exploration, internship placements, employment assessments, computer classes and more. For more information, call (414) 277-8506, e-mail info@ceo-inc.org or stop into their offices located at 219 N. Milwaukee St., 3rd Floor in downtown Milwaukee.

Eisenhower Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing employment training to residents of Milwaukee that have Cerebral Palsy and neurological disorders. They specialize in training for production jobs, prevocational instruction, individual assessments, custom designed adaptive equipment and positive behavior management. Their Work Services Department is designed to teach individuals appropriate work habits, shape behaviors, teach marketable work skills and provide hands-on work experiences. For more information, call (414) 353-8480.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Southeastern Wisconsin offers an Employment Services (ES) program that assists individuals with developmental disabilities in obtaining employment in order to achieve independent lives. The program provides job seeking skills, such as resume writing, interviewing, and application procedures. UCP works with businesses to match their needs with the needs, interests and skills of the employees. Employees are provided with on the job training and UCP works with businesses to guarantee mutual satisfaction and employee support. UCP's follow-along component provides long term support for employees that may encounter any changes or problems in employment. Also, UCP's Job Clubs offers monthly peer group meetings to develop and maintain social interaction skills and a chance for problem solving on issues. This program is funded by the Milwaukee County Combined Community Services Board and the State of Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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