Launchability (formerly Special Care and Career Services)

Address
801 E. Plano Parkway #125
Plano, TX 75074
Dallas County
Contact Information
Email: 
info@launchability.org
Website: 
http://www.specialcarecareer.org/Early%20Childhood%20Intervention%20
Phone Number: 
(972) 991-6777
General Information
Service Description: 
LaunchAbility® is dedicated to helping employers build diverse cultures through disability hiring while supporting our clients, who are adults with diverse abilities, in leading independent lives. To do this, LaunchAbility's team helps adults find and maintain meaningful employment, supporting employers throughout the employment relationship. Our adult clients have an array of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, Down’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions. The Federal Government considers these conditions as severe disabilities when it comes to employment. We are inspired by the fact that every person with severe disabilities placed in a job returns up to $47,000 per year to the Federal government alone in reduced need for social services and increased ability of the individual to pay taxes. Our traditional Supported Employment services meet all ten quality indicators for a successful supported employment program identified by Virginia Commonwealth University. We assess our clients’ skills and abilities; find employment for them that meets the clients’ criteria and fills a true need for the employer; train clients on the job; and support them for as long as they are employed.

Resource Type

Advocacy, Support Groups and Legal Services
Employment and Financial Assistance
Post-secondary Education Services
Keywords:
Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD, Employment
Age Groups Served: 
Adult
Languages Accommodated: 
English
Spanish
Fee Structure: 
No Cost
Payment Types Accepted: 
Not Applicable
Fee Structure Details: 
Programming is funded through the United Way and community contributions. Families may also pay a portion of the costs of the services, through Family Cost Share.
Non-Profit Status: 
Non-Profit