Services offered and The Breaking Barriers Vision
Breaking Barriers program design allows for various services to be provided to individuals with developmental disabilities. These services include but are not limited to a community emersion program, tailor services, customized employment, paid internship program and supported employment. Within the community emersion program, Breaking Barriers looks to assist individuals in increasing vocational skills, education goals, and/or community involvement through volunteer opportunities. This service is typically offered at a 1:3 ratio. In regards to supported and customized employment, Breaking Barriers looks to assist individuals in obtaining paid employment within their communities. To achieve this, Breaking Barriers will utilize Westside Regional Centers paid internship program, the Department of Rehabilitation, and develop relationships with businesses and organizations in the community. This service is typically offered at a 1:1 ratio. Breaking Barriers recognizes that each situation is unique and is open to alternative support structures. These services will be provided in the natural environment to achieve maximum success.