Work provides dignity, financial stability and independence.
MAP teaches participants how to search for employment, and assists in that search. We help participants match their interests and abilities to opportunities in the local job market. MAP recruits local employers, and helps job seekers with resume writing and practice interviews.
The first weeks and months in a new job can be the most difficult for those with employment barriers. MAP helps participants transition smoothly into their new employment. We work to increase comfort and social integration into the workplace, while securing necessary accommodations. MAP staff work alongside participants, encouraging and training them in time management, task completion, and other soft skills.
Pre-Employment Transition services
MAP prepares students with disabilities for the world of work. This program is for students ages 14 to 26 years old who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and are referred by their home school district. We focus on job exploration, self-advocacy, peer mentoring, and workplace proficiency. Classroom learning is expanded by real-life work experience. Pre-Employment Training Services is a joint program between MAP and our partners at Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS).