People with Disabilities Succeeding (PDS) is an Integrated Work and Community Inclusion program. PDS enhances the quality of life of adults with developmental disabilities by providing job development, job coaching, job enhancement and promotion, money management training, program supplies, mobility (transportation) and community-based instruction, while emphasizing social inclusion as well as fitness and nutrition.
Our main emphasis is on employment. We help people to obtain and maintain real jobs in local businesses. We strictly look for employment where clients will be directly hired by businesses and receive at least minimum wage. We do not accept subcontracted or enclave work. Some individuals work in volunteer jobs or “ microenterprises” such as selling items on eBay or dog walking if integrated, paid employment is unavailable. PDS provides an Employment Support Facilitator to help people at work if they need it, or at least to check in with them daily if they are fairly independent.