Budget cuts are being discussed right now. Here is how to locate your Legislator to reach out to them and ensure they are protecting life-changing services for adults with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities. Tell them your story.
Now is the time to tell legislators that funding for Disability Services is critical! The COVID-19 pandemic as has altered the norm of daily life for all of us. The economic fallout from this crisis has seen many people out of work. State coffers are completely reliant on people having and spending money to generate the revenue our state needs to fund basic services that people rely on.
Austin was enrolled in Vadis' 2019 School to Work program and exited with a job at a home improvement store, but his heart was set on working for Tractor Supply Co. He had previously interviewed with Tractor Supply Co, but it wasn't the right timing. While shopping with his family one day, he mentioned to the staff that he really wanted to work there.
We hope you enjoy this journey through space as we reflect back on the challenges and successes of the past year and continue moving boldly into a Stellar Future. This year's report was produced for an entirely digital release - a first for Vadis. To view: Click Read More.
Tyler doesn't want just any job; he wants a job that is the right fit for him. Here is a portion of a letter Vadis received from Tyler's mom recently: (shared with permission) "Our family is on the beginning of our journey with Vadis to help find meaningful employment for our adult son. So far, we’re extremely impressed with the careful attention they pay to who our son is and what he needs.
Josh likes to stay busy. So busy in fact, that he was working three part time jobs and participating in Special Olympic sports before COVID-19 hit our state. Two of his three jobs are at two different Papa John's locations.
For many, having a great job makes all the difference! ✨ Here is what it mean to Tanya, in her own words. . .
Vadis addresses COVID-19 concerns: .
While Vadis has many different programs supporting individuals with disabilities, it all began with employment services. From the very beginning, Vadis partnered with and supported businesses, sharing the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and advocating for more inclusive workplace opportunities. Over the years, thousands of employers have hired individuals with disabilities through Vadis and each year Vadis looks forward to honoring the best of the best.
We are beyond grateful! Amazon surprised us and fulfilled tons of items on our Wishlist! So many boxes filled with essential goods for our Homeless Services Program! Backpacks, nomadic foods, hand/foot warmers, chapstick, toothbrushes, toothpaste, blankets, wool caps. . .