Services for Individuals with Disabilities/AbilityOne
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Goodwill's job training, career services, and youth programs help people achieve independence.

Services for Individuals with Disabilities/AbilityOne

Goodwill offers a variety of services to support individuals with developmental, intellectual, and other disabilities.

Vocational Programs
Through various vocational programs, Goodwill assists participants in achieving their individual employment goals. For those in need of on-the-job training, Goodwill offers a paid training experience that simulates competitive employment expectations. Job development and job placement activities are provided to ensure positive employment outcomes. Once a position has been secured, follow-up support including retention counseling, transportation assistance, and job coaching is provided as needed to support each individual in achieving and maintaining the employer’s expectations and standards.

The Employment Supports Program assists participants in achieving their individual employment goals. For those in need of on-the-job training, this program offers a paid training experience that simulates competitive employment expectations. Job development and job placement activities are provided to ensure positive employment outcomes. Once a position is secured, follow-up support including retention counseling, transportation assistance, and job coaching is provided as needed.

Will to Work
A program designed to help young adults with disabilities obtain competitive employment.

Transition to Work
A collaboration with the Boston Public Schools to help young people with developmental disabilities understand the world of work.

Project SEARCH
A collaboration with Boston Public Schools offering a school-year internship program to prepare high school students with developmental disabilities for competitive employment.

For more information on Goodwill's vocational programs in Boston, please email Alexis Dexter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-541-1273. In the Salem area, please email Patricia Maynard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 978-825-5000, ext. 244.

 

Download our program flyers

The Employment Supports Program

The Will to Work Program flyer

The Transition to Work Program flyer

AbilityOne
Goodwill's AbilityOne program provides custodial and housekeeping services for more than seven million square feet of government office buildings. AbilityOne is a federal initiative to help people with disabilities find employment by delivering services to the U.S. government.

For more information on Goodwill’s AbilityOne program, please email Bill LaBelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 617-541-1201.

Goodwill also offers community-based support and day habilitation programs for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities.

Download The Day Habilitation Program flyer

For more information about Goodwill’s Day Habilitation Program in Boston, please email or call Alexis Dexter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-541-1273. For the Salem Day Habilitation program, please email Lucy Boggiatto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 978-825-5000, ext. 228.


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