Help us bridge the gap between school and work.

Some young adults with disabilities choose to join the workforce right out of school while others choose to attend a day service to learn new vocations, like baking or sewing. But some young adults with disabilities find themselves in an awkward gap: they have graduated or “aged out” of the public-school system, but they would still like to develop job readiness skills before pursuing their career.

ADEC’s Skills & Training Center help bridge that gap between school and work. The program is open to any individuals with disabilities interested in joining the workforce but is aimed at upcoming and recent high school graduates.

The topics progress from setting goals to job hunting, first impressions, professionalism, work-life balance, confidence, and, finally, success in the changing job market. As participants complete each unit, they will receive certificates of completion, which they can then use to demonstrate their job readiness to employers.

Your donation gives students in ADEC’s Skills & Training Center additional tools to succeed.

Help us build career skills.


Sponsor a skills training kit


Purchase classroom supplies


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Donate to ADEC’s Skills & Training Center

100% of your donation provides greater opportunities with more choices and possibilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ADEC carefully chooses goods and services we believe will have the greatest impact on those we serve. In rare instances, the generous donations of our supporters and sponsors will exceed what is needed in a gift category, and ADEC will redirect those funds to similar activities to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have A Life of Their Own. Contributions are requested with the understanding that ADEC has control over the use of all donated funds.

If you would like to give across multiple programs, visit the full online catalog order form.