Creating Opportunities for a Specialized Workforce
Experience shows that people with disabilities and the companies that employ them require a flexible process designed to personalize their relationship in a manner that meets the needs of both parties.
Building Skills for the Workplace and Life
Through New Frontier, Birch Family Services provides adults with autism and developmental disabilities with vocational preparation, job acquisition, and ongoing employer and employee support so they can thrive in both their job search and their chosen careers. Our staff helps participants develop the skills needed to communicate appropriately and understand group social dynamics.
“Working with New Frontier has been a meaningful experience overall because it has helped me find a job that I know I can keep. The preparation seemed vigorous at first, but it helped me out a lot.”- Shaka Williams, New Frontier Participant employed with Uniqlo since 2018
New Frontier helps transition-age young adults learn how to maximize their strengths to achieve their personal goals through four areas of focus. After a comprehensive assessment, staff guide these young adults in creating a life plan. This plan defines which of the four service areas would be most beneficial: Employment Services, Health & Wellness, Community Living, and Social & Recreation. These services allow young adults to continue their educational journey and develop the skills to maintain long-term employment and increased independence.
We partner with a growing network of forward-thinking corporate and community organizations who recognize the mutual benefits of welcoming New Frontier participants into their companies. The experience of internships and volunteer opportunities prepare young adults for successful and long-term future employment.
Eager, qualified trainees are waiting
Many individuals we support through New Frontier cannot meet the competitive demands of a corporation’s job description without our help.
We evaluate an individual’s work interests, conditions for success, skills, and talents in order to successfully match employee and employer to ensure mutual success.
For people with autism and developmental disabilities, a job is an important milestone that often seems unattainable. Obstacles to independence are particularly challenging and limited programs exist to help them navigate employment development.
Utilizing our network of corporate and community partners, we help people obtain:
- volunteer work experience to gain the skills needed for permanent employment;
- paid internships to enhance their talents and improve their resumes; and
- permanent competitive employment appropriate to their abilities and interests.
Press the button below if you are a company interested in working with New Frontier to hire people with autism or developmental disabilities and to learn about our Corporate Advisory Network.