Services

PACE Services

We are here to provide exceptional supported employment services adults with autism in the Omaha metropolitan area! We can assist individuals who are at any level of their career plan:

  • Currently employed, but would like extra supports
  • Have completed a job training program such as Project SEARCH
  • Graduated from a high school or a young adult program
  • Have previous work experience, but are not currently employed
  • Have no work experience, but would like to become employed

We utilize a comprehensive approach to assist individuals in finding and maintaining meaningful, competitive employment. We want each client to have a job that they love, with the support that they need in order to reach their career goals. Each client’s plan for employment is client-directed and will be specific to their needs. The plan can include the following steps:

 

Intake and Assessment  

o   A full skills assessment including on-site work trials

o   Full scope report of our assessments to guide the job search

 

Job Development

o   Work plan development including the factors of work skill ability, personal preferences, sensory preferences, self-regulation abilities, and career goals

o   Resume development

o   Job seeking, application assistance, HR mediation and advocacy

o   Interview prep including video modeling

o   Social skills development

 

On-the-job Training and Support

o   We can provide support during orientation and training required by an employer

o   One-to-one training as long as is required for the client to feel comfortable in their new position

o   We create any supports the individual may need to stay organized

o   We provide encouragement, explanation, and structure for successful employment

o   The intensity of services fades once success is achieved

 

Consistent Long-term Advising

o   The client always has access to their career advisor for support

o   Frequent check-ins at the workplace are scheduled so advisors and clients can meet, discuss how work is going, solve any challenges, and celebrate successes

o   Work can be unpredictable at times and we offer intermittent intensive supports through periods of change including staffing shifts, new supervisors, or change in job description

 

Effective and Available Resource to Businesses

o   We provide training and support to businesses so they are able to provide natural supports to their co-workers

o   We are always available to supervisors to help solve challenges, to help mediate any meetings, or to offer guidance.