Embrace Abilities!
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General Program Information
Inclusion-it's what everyone wants. And for people with ­disabilities overcoming barriers to inclusion, both in the workplace and within the community, it means embracing their considerable ­abilities to reach their own life goals.

KSI has helped individuals and employers embrace abilities since 1962, more than 53 years. Its mission is to assist people with disabilities in the pursuit of their potential in employment and meaningful participation in their communities.

Serving more than 260 participants annually, KSI develops individualized plans and programs to help people with disabilities reach their community-integrated employment and inclusion goals. Participants gain useful skills, strong self-confidence and ability for richer and more independent lives.

Skill Development Center Pre-Vocational Services
Through its Prevocational programs, KSI provides person-centered training to help individuals with diverse needs, abilities and interests understand and meet the challenges of real employment. Prevocational training includes volunteer activities, contract production work and supported employment opportunities to progressively gain the skills to meet workplace expectations.
Community-based Work Service Programs
KSI provides part-time and full-time work crews to?perform ongoing projects at our customers' facilities. These crews are truly-integrated opportunities in which individuals with disabilities can apply and grow their employment skills. And with KSI community-based employment, businesses gain dedicated employees and uniquely-effective solutions to their staffing needs.

Follow-along Program (Supported Employment)
Individuals with disabilities who seek greater independence can use KSI's help to find, apply?and train for jobs within the community. KSI Employment Specialists develop ­customized jobs, matching employees to meet employers' needs. And KSI provides support for success throughout the individual's entire term of employment. KSI?also provides Early Start to?Supported Employment for young people transitioning out of school, helping them find jobs more quickly.
Day Habilitation Program
If work is not an individual's choice, KSI is an authorized Day Habilitation Service Provider, meeting participants' community inclusion needs in ways that most benefit them. Day Habilitation aids individuals in self discovery and empowers them for meaningful participation in their communities. Day Habilitation includes skill-building activities, volunteer opportunities and ways for participants to access and contribute to their communities.