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.
CEO’s purpose is to work with a district to provide a teaching and instructional format for those core skills that students in special education will need in the workplace. Through direct and indirect services, adherence to CDOS performance indicators, implementation of IEP goals and activities, we enable districts to achieve compliance for their students in special education for Indicator 13 and 14. Most importantly, we provide those services that ensure a student has a seamless transition. When CEO is included in a school district’s special education program, the district has a head start in addressing:
*Indicator 13 and Indicator 14
*IEP Goals/Activities and Core Curriculum Standards
*College and Employment Preparation Programs
*Staff and Parent Training
*Career and Community Experiences and Instruction
CEO focuses upon all the areas of transition and develops solutions for our districts to meet that mandate and create systems to address these areas for the long term.
*Vocational Assessments including Levels I, II and III.
*Career counseling and training for students.
*Resume/Portfolio development for students.
*Employment opportunities in their local communities.
*Job coaching supports.
*Linkages to the Department of Labor and One Stop Centers.
*Assistance in the development of School/Business Partnerships
*Assistance in IEP development and compliance for transition.
*High school to post-secondary education supports.
*Linkages to state agencies regarding future services.
*Training for school personnel regarding transition services.
*Training for school personnel in the development of IEPs.
*Travel Training and development of travel management strategies.
*Community access training and use of the student’s own community