October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Since 1984, Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source (CLS) department has assisted individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Boulder and Broomfield counties in finding gainful employment through supported employment services. Supported employment offers people who have a disability the opportunity to develop vital job skills and become active participants in their communities, while working toward their goals through group and independent employment opportunities.
The benefits extend far beyond helping the individuals we serve, however. Businesses using our services are able to reduce recruitment and training expenses as they benefit from a diversified employee pool. Partnering with CLS is a "win-win" situation that is beneficial all around.
CLS currently partners with businesses across Boulder and Broomfield counties to provide supported employment solutions for hundreds of individuals. Check out the video below, created last year, celebrating just some of those business partners. We are grateful for their support and commitment to community inclusion.