The VISIONS Program (Vocational, Instructional, and Supported Industrial Opportunities with Natural Supports) provides Supported Employment services to DDS individuals ages 22 and older. It supports and assists individuals with community work placement. It also provides individuals with vocational counseling, vocational interest surveys, vocational training and additional social experiences through a recreation program.
Participants are provided with the opportunity for real-life transitional plans, paid vocational opportunities and skill development/ enhancement that otherwise may fade away due to lack of practice or training.
VISIONS provides both Individual and Group Supported Work Training within local industry and businesses. Vocational Counseling and Job Development are integral program services. VISIONS is staffed by on-site Job Trainers, Training Assistants and a credentialed Counselor.
Current business partners include:
- The Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel, Andover, MA
- Vicor Corporation, Andover, MA
- Skyworks, Woburn, MA
- Whole Foods, Andover, MA
Special note: This year we said goodbye and happy retirement to a key leader in the adult program. Jeanne Pendergast, VISIONS Program Counselor and Director for more than 30 years, retired in June 2015. We thank her for her many years of dedicated service and applaud her work to place these capable adults in global market business opportunities.
Bill Bryant, Director of Programs, x 1111
Office Hours: Mon – Fri: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM