Vocational Evaluation

The goal of Vocational Evaluation is to assess the vocational potential of persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, using psychometric testing, work samples and on-the-job evaluation in order to provide the referral source with written recommendations for subsequent vocational services.

In some cases, a realistic work setting is provided for the evaluees in order to provide remunerative work and to enable the evaluation staff to observe the individuals in a normalized work setting. This provides for a more effective evaluation program.

Facility Based Work Adjustment Training

The goal of Facility Based Work Adjustment Training, is to prepare persons with disabilities or barriers to employment for community based employment through counseling, work related skills training and work training. A realistic work setting is provided in order to provide remunerative work and so that program staff may work with these individuals in a more normalized setting to prepare them for community based employment.

Supported Employment

The Supported Employment Program is comprised of Supported Employment and Employment Maintenance. The goal of the Supported Employment Program is to provide community employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to gain employment in a variety of integrated community based environments with earnings at or above prevailing wages. Individuals may be referred for either Supported Employment, Employment and Retention, and/or Employment Maintenance. Supported Employment requires both placement and training combined with the long term follow-up services of Employment Maintenance.

Employment and Retention requires placement and training but does not include long term follow-up services.

Community Rehabilitation Services

The goal of the Community Rehabilitation Services Program (CRS) is to provide people with severe disabilities with intensive training so they may improve their personal levels of functioning and participate fully in the community and life’s major functions and activities, including their optimal vocational development. It is to also provide a transitional work environment encompassing therapeutic employment, as well as remunerative work in a realistic environment.

As an alternative to institutional care, the program is designed to allow persons served to be placed in the community in the least restrictive setting with continued access to support services, including counseling, remedial education and work-related skills training.

Community Rehabilitation Services – Life Transitions

The goal of Community Rehabilitation Services- Life Transitions Program (LTS) is to provide people with severe disabilities with intensive training so they may improve, maintain, or age in place for their personal levels of functioning and participate fully in the community and life’s major functions and activities. LTS is an extension of the CRS Program; it provides more social, leisure, and recreational activities for individuals in a more relaxed environment.

Case Management Services (Michelle P. Waiver and SCL)

The goal of Case Management under the Michelle P Waiver (MPW) and Supports for Community Living (SCL), is to provide people with severe disabilities access to the appropriate supports and services to enable full participation in the community and improve their personal levels of functioning.

BAWAC’s Case Management Services is designed to serve individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities who meet the criteria for the level of care provided in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually or Developmentally Disabled (ICF/MR/DD). As an alternative to institutional care, the program is designed to allow persons served to be placed in the community in the least restrictive setting.

Transportation

BAWAC transportation provides access from home or residential settings to programs and employment sites for Medicaid Waiver consumers. BAWAC prides itself on providing reliable and timely transportation by trained and courteous drivers.

Production Services

Production Services establishes working relationships and sub-contract arrangements with area businesses to provide a variety of work opportunities for our consumers. These opportunities enable BAWAC to provide a variety of work experiences and training in areas such as assembly, inspection, collating, sorting, packaging, labeling, bagging, sealing and machining.

BAWAC offers area businesses a quality, timely and cost effective solution, specifically tailored to their unique needs. BAWAC has demonstrated to over 100 area companies the added value and reliability we offer to their business.