I Belong will integrate our mission with a vibrant business, which will provide steady, meaningful employment for people with i/dd. I Belong will leverage our employee team’s talents, strengths, and enthusiasm in an inclusive and supportive environment where they will where they with neuro-typical employees.
Research has demonstrated that employment for people with id/d can yield
tangible benefits whether in a small or large group setting. Individualization is created through a process called Customized Employment. Once the individual’s strengths/preferences are known through a discovery process, the best job can be sourced and fit for the person.
Our team has conducted a preliminary analysis of concepts for the I Belong business venture: Early ideas include: but, are not limited to;
Subscription Boxes where people sign up and on a monthly basis may receive:
There will be opportunity for growth through community input and volunteers.
I Belong would like to offer training for people both with and without i/dd on varying topics such as but not limited to: interviewing, soft skills, universal design and social skills. On-Boarding, how to speak with someone who has a communication disorder.
What have we learned from COVID-19? Much of what we have done in the past can now be facilitated on-line. If done properly, on-line training and social opportunities can be highly successful.