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    Programs that provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Education/Training ServicesAlpha Community Opportunities is a blended prevocational and day program that provides a chance to earn a paycheck through training and specializes in hand assembly projects for businesses and organizations. People also learn daily living, social and recreational skills that increase their self-esteem and work ethic. Opportunities program encompasses day prevocational training, job coaching for community employment and volunteer positions.SaratogaALPHA COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIESSARATOGA BRIDGES
    Education/Training ServicesGreatFinds, a thrift boutique for women in Albany is a vocational training center for individuals who want to enter or re-enter the workforce. Trainees learn standard business practices, use equipment common in the retail industry, handle customer requests and are involved in many aspects of running the store.AlbanyGREATFINDSEQUINOX
    Employment ServicesRiverside Enterprises helps people learn the necessary employment skills to work in a paid community job. Riverside Enterprises is a combination of three product lines and a work force comprised of people with and without disabilities. Some of the workers with disabilities spend a portion of their week in community roles, such as volunteering or taking classes, building upon their interests, talents and choices. RensselaerRIVERSIDE ENTERPRISES WORK CENTERS/PRODUCTION OPERATIONSNYSARC - RENSSELAER COUNTY CHAPTER
    Employment ServicesThe Vocational Services Program is a community mental health program serving persons 18 or over with severe and persistent mental illness, who are seeking to enter the workforce. The goal of vocational services is to assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment in their chosen field via individual counseling and-or a job club model. Staff help prepare people to search for employment, assists them with the hiring process and provides ongoing support once employed. The program assists individuals with activities such as connecting with community resources for benefits advisement, intensive job coaching, or obtaining work attire. In addition, staff coordinates employment concerns with clinical providers and employers to provide a continuity of care and to optimize the probability of success.AlbanyVOCATIONAL SERVICESNORTHEAST CAREER PLANNING
    Recreation/Sport/Fitness ServicesSchenectady ARC's Princetown Ridge Day Program introduces individuals with developmental disabilities to a wide array of fun and enriching person-centered activities. Creative arts, recreation and leisure, independent living and employment preparation are among the many activities in which participants can engage. Volunteer opportunities are also available to help participants gain first-hand experience at different organizations throughout Schenectady County including the Regional Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, NYS Museum, and Salvation Army.SchenectadyPRINCETOWN RIDGE DAY CENTERNYSARC - SCHENECTADY COUNTY CHAPTER
    Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesProvides day habilitation and vocational services for individuals with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries.AlbanyDAY HABILITATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMCENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES
    Support ServicesThe Advantage Program (TAP) offers youth development opportunities, prevocational career exploration, academic assistance, and life skills activities in a therapeutic after-school setting to Albany County youth aged 12 to 18+ who are experiencing social, emotional, and/or behavior challenges. Instruction is comprehensive, with an emphasis on both hands-on skills and the acquisition of appropriate social and work-setting behaviors. Participants are offered transportation to and from the program. Recent prevocational offerings have included computer skills and repair, food services, photography, bicycle repair, music production, and woodworking. Participants receive a training allowance based on their performance and attendance in prevocational classes. A job readiness class and supervised, community-based job placements at area businesses are available to those who are eligible. In addition, crisis counseling, academic instruction, service learning, and pregnancy prevention groups are offered. TAP is an adjunct to services that a youth may be receiving with their primary clinical program.AlbanyTHE ADVANTAGE PROGRAM (TAP)PARSONS CHILD AND FAMILY CENTER

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