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Transition Resources (website links)

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Our goal is to help people with disabilities gain employment, or keep employment, in a job that will be a good match with your strengths, abilities and interests.
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/ra/division-vocational-rehabilitation

Spokane Transit Mobility Training

This program helps persons with disabilities gain more independence by assisting them in becoming fixed route bus riders. They work with your specific needs to give you the skills and confidence needed.
https://www.spokanetransit.com

F.A.C.E. (Friends Across Cheney Equally)

F.A.C.E. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to giving developmentally disabled adults a voice in their community. F.A.C.E. provides social, recreational and educational opportunities while building self-confidence and life-long friendships. Provides respite.

(Contact: Lavertta Lawrence at 509.590.3451 or Bonnie Overlie at 509.435.4643)

Website - being developed.
http://www.comingsoon

Cheney Parks and Recreation (Special Olympics, activities, drama)

Take part in group sports, group activities, Shining Star Theater and much more.
http://www.cityofcheney.org/index.php?section=specialized-recreation

Spokane Falls Community College (Disability Support Services)
What does "academic accommodations" mean?

Accommodations are those services individually determined as needed for an individual student to attain equal access to SFCC programs and services. Some examples of accommodations are: interpreter for the deaf, larger print materials, alternate testing, assistive or adaptive technology.
What academic accommodations does the school provide?

The determination of academic accommodations is based on your documentation of disability, your individual needs, and on the requirements of the courses in which you register. Academic accommodations may include volunteer note takers, sign language interpreters, alternate formatted materials, extended time for testing, scribes, use of screen-reading programs, or disability parking. Depending on the courses in which you are enrolled, these accommodations can vary from quarter to quarter.
http://spokanefalls.edu/resources/dss/Home.aspx

Community Colleges of Spokane (education & training)

PACE Services
PACE (People Accessing Careers and Education) Services assists people with significant obstacles to employment or community inclusion to achieve life goals through education, resource coordination and vocational support. Most PACE students have cognitive, physical, sensory or psychiatric disabilities and want to achieve independence, employment and ongoing education.

Type of school:
2-year community college or junior college

Program Description:
PACE Services assists individuals with significant obstacles to employment or commuity inclusion in achieving their goals through education, resource coordination and vocational support.

Students can attend this program if they:
Have graduated or exited from high school
Are still enrolled in high school

Number of students in this program:
400

Top 3 Priority Areas:
1: Employment
2: Life skills instruction
3: Social skills development

The minimum age of a student to attend this program:
18
http://sccel.spokane.edu/PACE.aspx

Eastern Washington University (Disability Support Services)

The Office of Disability Support Services is dedicated to the coordination of appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities that are based upon individual needs, so that each student may receive an equal opportunity to learn, to participate in campus life, and to grow emotionally and socially, and to successfully complete a program of study that will enable them to be self supporting while remaining as independent as possible. This is facilitated through support services, information sharing, advisement, and referral when requested.
http://access.ewu.edu/disability-support-services

Spokane County (school to work program)

This program helps students with developmental disabilities leave school with a job and to get connected with adult support services.

Spokane County Community Services, Housing, and Community Development Department (CSHCD) Developmental Disabilities Division works in partnership with DSHS, Region 1, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to administer a range of specific programs by subcontracting with local agencies to provide support and services, birth through life, to people with developmental disabilities and their families.
http://www.spokanecounty.org/CommunitySVCS/DDP

Health Care Training Center

Health Care Training Center (HCTC) is committed to delivering quality education to ensure the success of our students. This is best achieved by creating a team that not only believes in our mission, but also possesses the passion for the industry which we serve.
http://www.naclass.com

Artisans (employment support)

Artisans is a non-profit agency providing services necessary for individual job development, employment support and employment opportunities in the community for persons with disabilities.
http://www.theartisans.org

ENSO (job services)

ENSO Employment Services is a state wide Nonprofit that assists with job placement, job prep and vocational needs for individuals with disabilities.
http://enso.ws/

Job Corps (education & training)

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
http://www.jobcorps.gov/

WorkSource (employment & community resources)

WorkSource Spokane connects job seekers and employers with enhanced services to empower our community.
http://www.workspokane.org

SKILS'KIN (resume & employment resource)

Skils'kin currently has two major roles:
1) We serve as an employer that hires people with significant disabilities through the AbilityOne program and various commercial contracts.
2) We offer other employment and living supports, including:

(a) employment support allowing people with disabilities to obtain and sustain a job,

(b) community living services allowing individuals to live in their own homes with assistance to increase their independence

(c) representative payee services to assist those who need help with their finances to budget and pay their bills.

http://skils-kin.org/

Northwest Fair Housing Alliance

The mission of the Northwest Fair Housing Alliance is to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for the people of Washington State through education, counseling and advocacy.
http://www.nwfairhouse.org/

PAVE (parent resource)

PAVE is a parent directed organization that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities.
http://wapave.org/

SCIL (Spokane Center for Indepenent Living)

We empower People with Disabilities to be in control of their lives and to live more independently through informed choices and opportunities.
http://scilwa.org/

The Arc of Spokane (Advocacy & Family Support)

The Arc of Spokane's Advocacy and Family Support programs help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families navigate a wide variety of unique challenges.
http://www.arc-spokane.org/

Cheney Federal Credit Union

Local banking choice.
https://www.cheneyfcu.com/