"Employment is a key to full citizenship for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Employment establishes community connections that allow people to become contributing and valued members of their communities. As with all other citizens, for individuals with I/DD, employment has many positive impacts. These impacts include increasing self-worth, building relationships, and access to community resources. Employment improves economic well-being as well as physical and mental health."
-Oregon Department of Human Services
Discovery is a special service that individuals can use if they know they want to work but are not sure what type of work they want to do. Discovery can be the first step toward finding a job you love and want to keep!
Discovery takes about 30-40 hours over the course of 2-3 months to complete. At the end of Discovery activities you will have a list of 20-60 different jobs that will likely fit your needs. Ask your CDDP/Brokerage helper if you want to add Discovery with ATS to your Career Development Plan!
Want to hear more about Discovery? Watch this short video! Discovery