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Job One Celebrates the Life of Ron Eiman

Ron Eiman (November 24, 1934 – May 30, 2021) was an amazing individual who helped so many in the community. He was a tireless and unassuming advocate for the causes he believed in, and Job One was blessed to have him as a champion. He was the first President of … read more

Community-Based Day Services at Job One

Job One would like to introduce Community-Based Day Services! The goals of Community-Based Day Services are independence and community inclusion. Unlike the traditional Day programs, Community-Based Day Services (CBDS) are based in the person’s own community rather than a facility. The time, duration and frequency of services will also be … read more

“The R-Word” Movie Screening

Are you interested in social justice and the power of language? Job One has been invited to participate in the virtual film screening of “The R-Word” on March 25 at 3-4:45pm. The hour-long film will be followed immediately by a panel composed of self-advocates and family members. Movie Trailer Zoom … read more

Job One Love Story: Meet Deborah & Frank

Length of relationship: We just celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary this past December! How they met: Frank & Deborah worked at IBS Industries before the merger with Foundation Workshop to create Job One. They met there and have been working side-by-side since. First date:Deborah: Not sure. That was a long … read more

Job One Training: Cold Weather Safety Tips

BRRRR! With temperatures in the single digits or lower, it is important to practice cold weather safety. STEP ONE: Review the Cold Stress TrainingSTEP TWO: Review General Safety Tips & How to Dress General Safety Tips Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold Keep a winter survival … read more

Job One Love Story: Meet Natalie & Jonathan

Length of relationship: It will be 15 years on April 27th – we moved in together 7 years ago. How they met: At Job One. We were co-workers, then friends. To console Jonathan as he was dealing with a bad break-up, Natalie informed him “If I were with you, I … read more

LOVE is for Everyone.

True or False: Relationships with people with disabilities are one-sided. FALSE. Individuals experiencing disabilities, can also experience love. These individuals are capable of love, being loved, and having meaningful relationships. True or False: People with disabilities are less deserving of a long-term relationship. FALSE. Who doesn’t desire and deserve to … read more

Job One Training: Guardianship: Know Your Rights

Most people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can manage their own affairs with assistance and guidance from others, such as family and friends.  If guardianship is necessary, it should be tailored to the person’s needs.  Strict monitoring must be in place to protect the best interests and preferences of each person (AAIDD,2016).

Job One Training: Making Informed Choices

Life gives us so many opportunities to make choices. Some choices are easy; Some decisions can be complicated. Making decisions can sometimes be difficult because the choices we make will affect our lives or the lives of others. Each decision or choice will have positive or negative consequences. Remember, the best choice can be different for each person.  … read more