Employment Advocacy For Individuals with Disabilities
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Work Ready & Worker Advocacy Programs

We proudly serve clients with special needs providing employment support and self-advocacy training. We accept referrals through Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), and other organizations that assist special needs individuals. We also accept self-pay referrals to our programs.

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Employment Support for Special Needs Individuals

 We proudly serve clients with special needs providing employment support and self-advocacy training.

We accept referrals through Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), and other organizations that assist special needs individuals. We also accept self-pay referrals to our programs. We work with youth and adult clients in a one-on-one instructional setting. Our training programs include:

  • Job Readiness Skills – we help clients develop winning resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviewing and conduct successful job searches.
  • Personal-Social Adjustment Skills – all workforce participants need to be equipped with certain basic workplace behavioral skills or “Soft Skills” that equip them for successfully dealing with co-workers, customers, and supervisors. Soft skills are the foundation to developing healthy and productive workplace relationships.
  • Supported Employment – for those special needs individuals that require extra assistance. We offer Traditional Supported Employment services for those individuals who due to the severity of their needs are unable to achieve sustainable employment without the interventions we provide.
  • Transitions Curriculum – We collaborate with school systems and non-profit agencies to bring our Transition Training Curriculum to High School and College aged students who are preparing to make the transition to adult life. Our transitions curriculum features 3 main areas of instruction Personal Management, Career Management and Life Management

Other services offered include:

  • Job Coaching
  • Community-based Internships
  • Job Sampling

Are you ready to choose work?

Let us help you explore how the Ticket to Work program can further expand the resources available to assist you in finding a job, support you in your current job, or help you advance in your career. We can also help you understand how best to leverage your current financial situation to plan for a more secure financial future.

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program and Work Incentives can help you find meaningful work. If you’re age 18 through 64 and you receive Social Security disability benefits, you can take advantage of these free services.

  • Choose WLS as your Ticket to Work employment services provider.
  • Work with us to plan a better future for yourself.

WLS is a member employment network (EN) of the American Dream Employment Network

As a member of the American Dream Employment Network, we assist persons receiving SSI or SSDI benefits who are between the ages of 18-64 and are looking for employment