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Community EmploymentVia works to provide employment opportunities based on the needs and skills of adults using our services. Via works with Lehigh Valley businesses and adults interested in employment to find a good match and establish follow-along and ongoing supports that meet the needs of both the employee and business.

Via Community Employment assists adults in determining their employment objectives through job assessments. Via works with local businesses so adults with disabilities can have different types of work experiences to determine their likes, dislikes and skills.

"Contribution in the community as a valued, interdependent member occurs when human dignity is respected and opportunities are provided for each individual to pursue their unique path of development and fulfillment."

- Source: APSEs

Community Employment staff work one on one with adults throughout the employment process including job development, job coaching and follow along supports. Via staff help adults increase their natural network of support, like family, neighbors and friends, to help ensure job stability.

It has been Via’s experience that when people with disabilities find meaningful work with the accompanying benefits like income and social interaction, their overall life satisfaction improves. Their economic power increases and their self-image improve.

 

For more information, contact:
Vicki Henshaw , Director of Employment Services
V.Henshaw@ViaNet.org | 610-317-8000 x472