Quadco is working with an increasing number of individuals with disabilities who want to work in the community and is helping more of them find jobs.
At a meeting held Tuesday, Quadco’s Executive Director told board members that there is a lot of emphasis on community employment.
He pointed to the Governor’s Employment First Initiative, where people with disabilities, especially young people reaching graduation, explore employment opportunities before pursuing other programs.
Quadco has become, he said, more of a preferred provider, and because of that, has seen an increase in people wanting their service.
Last month, five people were employed through their services. Three were in restaurants, one at a church and the fifth as a farm hand. Also, recently another person went to work for a local restaurant and one joined a cleaning company.