Vocational and Day Supports
The goal of Day Supports at Wildwood provide an environment in which people can be involved in meaningful activities that allow them to grow and learn, pursue personal goals and interests, gain greater independence and make a contribution to their community. Individuals participate in a variety of group activities designed to address their personal goals.
Day Services: Site-based Supports
Broad choices of activities are offered Monday through Friday and include community service, arts, recreation, culinary, and vocational skill-building. Programs are deeply embedded in the community allowing individuals to build relationships and form bonds.Staff provide transportation from people’s homes at the beginning of the day and back again at day’s end.
Day Services: Without Walls
Wildwood Without Walls (The Wow Program) provides support for individuals by spending their entire day in the community. Throughout the day, individuals participate in broad choices of activities including community service, arts, recreation, culinary, and vocational skill-building. Staff provide transportation from people’s homes at the beginning of the day and back again at day’s end.
Site-based programs are in Colonie, East Greenbush and Halfmoon. WoW programming takes place throughout Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties.
For questions about Wildwood Transportation, contact Les Arras, Transportation Services Manager email@example.com or 518.608.6102
Pre-vocational Services: Work Readiness Initiative
Approval from Office of People With Developmental Disabilities Community Pre-vocational Services
The program runs from January to July.
The goal of employment services is to support people as they search for and attain employment through things like resume writing, interview preparation, application assistance and onsite coaching. Through community-based work assessments, training and internships, employment services help people get ready for and find competitive employment. Employment Services depends on strong partnerships with the business community and it helps employers to understand the value of hiring people with disabilities and realize the full benefit of inclusive employment.
For businesses interested in more information please visit: business.wildwoodprograms.org
Employment Service may be available to anyone who is of working age and has been diagnosed with a disability. Wildwood receives referrals from Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD.)
Throughout the Capital District
For questions about Wildwood's OPWDD Employment Programs, contact Paula Martelle, Director of Employment Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.640.3339. For questions about Wildwood's ACCES-VR Services, contact Jennifer DeCosmo, Associate Director of Employment Services, email@example.com or 518.640.3434.