DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ADMINISTRATION (SPOKANE COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES)
PACE Services contracts with Spokane County to provide Individual Supported Employment and Community Access services. Selected participants of the Developmental Disabilities Administration are able to select the agency from which they would like to receive services. Services are provided according to the Individual Service
The School 2 Work Program, offered through Spokane County Community Service Developmental Disabilities Division, is for individuals who qualify for services through the Developmental Disabilities Administrations (DDA). Students in the School 2 Work program will work with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), be of transition age (20-21), and will be committed to integrated community employment
DIVISION of VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Certified as an Employment Service Provider, PACE provides vocational rehabilitation services as well as independent living evaluation and skills training to individuals referred through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). DVR counselors and PACE Services representatives, along with the participant, develop an individualized plan that describes the responsibilities and agreements of the participant and the organizations involved.
PACE Services offers a wide variety of non-credit and employment support services for the student in special education who is 18-21 years of age. PACE works with the student, the student’s family and the student’s high school in developing an individualized program. Modeled after the Running Start concept, this service allows the student to move on to a college environment while completing high school. A contract is completed between the Community Colleges of Spokane and the administrative office of the high school from which the student is currently attending.