CEO provides transition and employment opportunities for students and adults in special education, 504 and general education by addressing the “Big Picture”. We are dedicated to providing systematic solutions for the chronic problem of unemployment for individuals with disabilities. We, at CEO, have determined that the key for success is a professional and motivated staff. CEO staff are dedicated to change and outcomes by working closely with the student, adult and entire community.

Transition Programs

Career and Employment Options, Inc. (CEO) was founded on the belief that the unemployment and underemployment rate for students in special education and adults with disabilities is not a social ill to be managed, but to change. We have dedicated ourselves to the premise that all students must be given the opportunity that puts them on equal footing with their peers to compete in the job market.

 ACCES-VR

 Career and Employment Options, Inc. (CEO) was founded on the belief that the unemployment and   underemployment rate for students in special education and adults with disabilities is not a social ill to be managed,   but to change. CEO has dedicated itself to the premise that all individuals must be given an opportunity that puts   them on equal footing to compete in today’s job market.

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Assessments

Assessment services are designed to help both the client and ACCES-VR counselor develop an appropriate IPE (individualized Plan of Employment) goal. A Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation (DVE) helps in the process of developing an IPE goal as the assessment evaluates an individual’s skills, aptitudes, interests, capacities, work readiness, and functional limitations. It also provides suggested vocational options in keeping with these findings.

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School Business Patnerships

School Business Partnerships are a support program to enable school districts to develop and maintain a School Business Partnership and other Career events.  School Business Partnerships (SBPs ) enable a district to have direct links to local and regional businesses and organizations for their students to intern, job shadow and participate in mentoring programs.   It consists of local and regional businesses that have demonstrated a desire to participate within their local communities with students and to act as support organizations for student involvement, career guidance and potential employment.

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Upward Options

There is a great need to address the services for students in special education who will make the transition to post-secondary education. This can include college both two and four year certifications as well as vocational technical education. Career and Employment Options, Inc. (CEO) has designed a program that focuses on the student needs in addressing post-secondary education and college entrance issues. The function of Upward Options is to support and supplement the role of the Guidance Department and the Special Education Department of districts to effectively address the post-secondary needs of special education students.

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Back To Basics

Back 2 Basics is a program that originated from the University of Minnesota that is intended to provide disengaged students the support that they require to both stay in school and graduate. We call this program Back 2 Basics or B2B because we believe it provides a structure that certain students require that is a more traditional approach to coaching, connecting, and remaining in regular contact with the student. It is an approach that believes that a student who becomes disengaged requires their entire school and family community to enable them to get back to the basics of their educational careers.

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Benefits

Individuals with disabilities are often involved with or could benefit from a range of benefit programs such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid and Medicare. All benefit programs have criteria for initial or continued coverage.

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