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Department of General Services, West Sacramento CA.

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a state government agency located in West Sacramento and provides many services throughout the state of California. DGS is committed to providing excellence in the business of government and takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer.

 

The Department of General Services acts as the business manager for the state of California. DGS helps state government better serve the public by providing services to state agencies including procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management, leasing and design services, environmentally friendly transportation, and architectural oversight and funding for the construction of safe schools, and much more!

 

DGS is an organization with a culture that centers on our employees, vision, and values with accountable management dedicated to staff and public service.

 

DGS offers great compensation opportunities and full benefits, job security and flexibility, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, and opportunity for career advancement and upward mobility, health, dental & vision insurance for the entire family, and an excellent pension plan!

 

The Recruitment team at DGS can assist candidates with aligning their skills, interests, and experience with the right job opportunity.

 

If you are interested in state employment opportunities in California, visit https://jobs.ca.gov/ or contact our recruiters at recruitment@dgs.ca.gov with any questions.

 

With 18 lines of business, DGS has an opportunity for you!


ITKAN

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

ITKAN is a member-driven professional networking and growth organization with a focus on professionals and aspiring professionals with disabilities within the technology field!

ITKAN is affiliated with the Illinois Technology Foundation – the not-for-profit academic arm of the Illinois Technology Association. We meet face-to-face on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-7PM CST at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago. Contact Pat Maher at for more information.

Mission: Developing Professionals with Disabilities into Passionate Technology Leaders to Support the Aggressive Adoption of Deep Diversity™

Commitment: Our Members Commit to Support the Mission of ITKAN through their active Participation in monthly meetings, Service on one of our Core Committees (Membership, Communications, Development), and Active Evangelism of Deep Diversity – the Adoption by the Business Community of a Culture of Support for Disability as a Strategic Factor of Diversity in the Workplace.

Aspiration: ITKAN will become the Provider of Choice to the Technology Community for Leading Professionals with Disabilities into focused, high-demand technology support skill sets. Further, ITKAN will be respected as an expert on the interface of Assistive Technology with traditional and evolving UI’s such as mobile devices.

Follow us on Twitter @ITKAN_Chicago and join our LinkedIn group!


Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

The Walgreens Employment Project is an integral part of the Walgreens Initiative designed to offer people with disabilities a hands-on training environment to prepare them for potential employment at the Walgreens Distribution Center.

The training program is free for those who qualify for services with one of the agency partners. While it does not guarantee someone a job at Walgreens, it does give them the necessary skills and training to help them successfully compete for employment.

What does the training process involve?

The training program is composed of three areas: Workstation Concepts, Soft Skills Curriculum and Productivity.

Workstation Concepts: Training is done on simulated workstations on three specific jobs: Case Check In, Detrash and AKL. The trainee is taught the essential job functions for that workstation, according to the training manual, and is expected to demonstrate the ability to perform all tasks involved.

Soft Skills: The Soft Skills curriculum is an eleven module training course that covers social skills as relates to the work environment.

Topics in the curriculum include:

Being a Team Player, Following Directions and Responding to Positive and Constructive Feedback.

Productivity: Trainees are expected to demonstrate an ability to meet the productivity rate required for the particular workstation they train on. Rate is measured through a series of time trials which helps trainers assess whether or not the trainee would be able to maintain rate on the job.

 

 


BioScan Tek

Services:
Disability Owned Business

BioScan Tek, Inc., a FIRM System partner, is based in Wheaton, IL.  We provide both mobile and on location livescan fingerprinting, background checks and photography.  We can do a small training class, large group class or individuals. We also offer Child Safety ID kits with your child's infomation on a CD or USB Flash drive for you to secure.  

We began offering services at our company headquarters in Wheaton, IL in 2012 and are now offering livescan fingerprinting and photo services in cities throughout Illinois.

Our staff is comprised of a knowledgeable, experienced and caring group of people focused on providing the best experience possible for our customers.

You can trust that our staff of professionals will offer you a great service at a fair price.


Ablr

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Ablr is a leading disability inclusion and accessibility company that was created to level the playing field for people of all abilities while protecting organizations through mitigating legal risk, maximizing revenues, and ensuring inclusivity!

We help organizations by:

  1. Eliminating the digital divide through our Digital Accessibility Services
  2. Changing the mindsets of people and organizations through our Disability Inclusion Training Modules and advisory services
  3. Creating pathways for employment though our Workforce Development and Internship Programs.

Ablr deploys an industry-first approach to digital accessibility through an optimal blend of technology AND Certified Accessibility Analysts, many of whom have disabilities themselves. This ensures your content is not only ADA compliant, but fully accessible and usable for people with disabilities in support of WCAG. Additionally, our range of DEI training and service offerings will help integrate accessibility practices into the core of your organization.


Alliance of Disability Advocates

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Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) have been at the forefront of activism and leadership on any and all issues affecting people with disabilities – issues like accessibility, public accommodations, transportation, and education. These activities are critical in achieving full inclusion in community life. CILs work with local, state, and national leaders to bring about change and create opportunities.

We provide several services including Individual advocacy skills which allow people with disabilities to become proficient in their efforts to increase their access to the services and programs they desire in the community they choose. ADA helps each individual develop effective communication skills so they gain the necessary support services to accomplish their personal goals including developing job readiness skills. This is accomplished by a Community Inclusion Specialist working directly with a consumer.


The Chicago Lighthouse

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Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities. Recognized as a pioneer in innovation since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities and assistive technology for people of all ages.

We help our clients build valuable skills, reach professional goals and develop strategies for career advancement, while helping employers implement practices that are inclusive of people with disabilities.

Our social enterprises provide meaningful career opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment, while earning revenues to supplement Chicago Lighthouse programs and services.

Our education programs help children and students learn to meet developmental and educational milestones, build supportive relationships, and fully participate in their communities.

We help our clients maximize independent functioning through programs that build confidence, provide social interaction and teach lessons in daily living.

Our team of specialists provides access to cutting-edge technology, assistive devices and independent living aids to help individuals with visual impairments live life to the fullest.

Our vision care services are designed to nurture and empower patients at every stage of vision loss. We strive to create a warm therapeutic relationship between our patients and practitioners.


Synapse House

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Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Synapse House is a Clubhouse model program for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke.  We offer cognitive, social, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation services with a focus on wellness, acceptance and commitment to being the best that we can be.  Our mission is engage, empower and employ.

We have a social enterprise business, Flour to Empower, which is a bakery and candy making business that employs members and allows them to obtain a food handler card and work together with skill and dedication. We are one of the few programs serving this population and have recently acquired a contract with the Division of Rehabilitation Services to provide Supported Employment Program services.


The College Internship Program

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

The College Internship Program or CIP  is a comprehensive transition program for young adults age 18-26 with autism and other learning differences. CIP supports students as they transition to college and the workplace with locations in Indiana, Massachusetts, Florida, Northern and Southern California.

All students have internships or jobs and live independently in apartments. Students also receive a variety of support in areas including Individual Therapy; Advising; Tutorials; Social Skills and Social Mentoring; Relationship Development Groups; Sensory Integration; Wellness; Executive Functioning; Residential support; career supports, recreational programming, etc.  CIP welcomes part-time and full-time employment opportunities for their students and alumni around the country.

Please visit www.cipworldwide.org or call 877-566-9247 for more information.


Donka, Inc.

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Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Donka, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides computer training and job readiness services to persons with physical, visual and limited learning disabilities. Through use of computers and assistive technology, our clients become more self-sufficient and independent members of the community.

Computer Training
Donka’s signature computer training program uses cutting-edge assistive technology to train students in Microsoft Office and other business applications that will help them meet their individualized goals of help with school work, employment and/or independent computer usage.

Donka was founded in 1987 by Don Van Haveren, a retired Wheaton businessman, who became friends with residents of the DuPage Convalescent Center where he volunteered. He believed that computer training was the way to increase opportunities for people limited by disabilities. Don’s vision has grown into the only program in the Chicago area that provides free computer training as a means of education leading to employment, and human service leading to more independent living. Many Donka clients are reaching goals they never thought possible.

“I named it DONKA (thank you in Dutch and German) in honor of the thanks I give for Don-Williethe opportunity to work with these extraordinary people who teach me so much each day.”

Founder Don Van Haveren

(1924-1993)


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