Employment

Center for Community Partnerships
320 Occupational Therapy Building
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1573
Phone: (970) 491-5930
Fax: (970) 491-3307
Web: www.ccp.colostate.edu
Email: contactCCP@colostate.edu
Services: works with youth and adults with disabilities. Provides services such as occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, education, human services and job development.

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2850 McClelland Dr.
Fort Collins, CO   80525
Phone: (970) 223-9823
Web: www.dvrcolorado.com
Services: Assists persons with disabilities to succeed at work and to live independently. Provides ongoing support, including job training, guidance on the ADA regulations, and information on disability and employment guidelines.

Disabled Resource Services
Fort Collins:1017 Robertson Street, Unit B
Fort Collins, CO 80524-3915
Phone: (970) 482-2700

Loveland:
118 E. 29th St., Suite C
Loveland, CO  80538-2724
Phone: (970) 667-0816
Web: www.disabledresourceservices.org
Services: provides job counseling and work search assistance.

EZ Read Partners in Employment
http://mn.gov/mnddc/pipm/employment-ez/
A self-study course designed to help people with developmental disabilities find meaningful jobs and jumpstart their careers.

Foothills Gateway, Inc. (FGI)
301 Skyway Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 226-2345
Web: www.foothillsgateway.org
Services: Foothills Gateway’s Supported Employment Services Program is for individuals 18 and older and can provide assessments, job development, job placement, job coaching and follow up job support services. Offers learning and work experiences that assist individuals age 18 and older in developing general, non-job task specific strengths and skills that will contribute to employability in paid community employment. Transportation Services are provided for individuals age 18 and older between their home and program or work settings.

Larimer County Workforce Center (LCWC)
Fort Collins:
200 W. Oak Street, Suite 5000
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 498-6600

Loveland:418 East 4th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 619-4650

Estes Park:1601 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone: (970) 577-2140
Web: www.larimerworkforce.org/young-adults/youth-services
Email: youthservices@larimer.org
Services: Foster community and business partnerships by enhancing the employability of Larimer County youth through education, training, and career exposure, while providing direct support and advocacy.

Poudre School District / ACE
Johannsen Support Services Center
2407 LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO   80521-2297

Project Search
Emilie Ring Transition Specialist
Project Search Coordinator
802 West Drake Rd., Suite 145
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 219-6667
Services: Provides opportunities for transitioning youth with intellectual disabilities from the Poudre School District to complete a series of three 15- week work internships.  Students must be 18-21, have a developmental disability, be in their last year of receiving support from the Poudre School District and have applied and be eligible for both Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Foothills Gateway Services.

Site Based Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
Web: www.psdschools.org/integrated-services/transitions/school-programs/alternative-cooperative-education-ace
Services: ACE is available at all PSD high schools and provides work experience, related classroom instruction and vocational transition planning for high school students with special needs. Students develop personal and career skills preparing them to live and work independently as vital, contributing members of their community.

Supported Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE)
ACE Coordinator / Mike Woodruff
Phone: (970) 490-3289
Web: www.psdschools.org/integrated-services/transitions/school-programs/supported-employment-alternative-cooperative-educati
Services: provides job coaches and other supports for students with significant challenges as they develop vocational and related skills through job trials, internships, paid work and other hands on community work experiences.

School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)
Fort Collins:1630 S. Stover
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 223-1636
Contact: Jean Greuel – (970) 223-1635 or jgreuel@psdschools.org
Loveland:427-B North Railroad Ave.
Loveland, CO   80537
Phone: (970) 669-8349
Contact: Cindy Bower – (970) 669-8349 or cindy.bower@thompsonschools.org
Estes Park:1605 Brodie Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
Contact: Marcie Kiser – (970) 586-2361 ext. 3217 or Marcie_Kiser@psdr3.k12.co.us
Services: SWAP is a collaborative between the Colorado Department of Education, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and community-based organizations to provide counseling and guidance, job development, job placement, on-the-job training and job-site support to assist young people with disabilities to become employed and self-sufficient.


The Campaign for Disability Employment
https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

The Junior League Career Closet
The Junior League provides an hour-long shopping experience at no cost. Referred clients are outfitted with appropriate clothing for interviews and/or work. The focus is to provide the client with suitable clothing that inspires confidence and helps her to present herself well. All sizes welcome!
Phone: 970-482-0594
Web: http://www.jlfortcollins.org/junior-league-career-closet
Email: careercloset@jlfortcollins.org

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