In spite of the organization’s name, independence is not everyone’s goal in life. Most people, even those without disabilities, rely on others for meeting a variety of their daily needs. TMI assesses a person’s need for assistance and together develop an individualized plan for support.
As adults, most of us are defined by the career choices we make and by the role we play in the world of work. Traditionally, people with “disabilities” were seen as incapable of real work and “sheltered” from the expectations which often accompanied even the simplest jobs.
Today, things have changed. People with cognitive and physical challenges can absolutely enjoy the rewards of being a contributing member in society and have the satisfaction and pride that comes with having a job. With assistance from TMI Job Coaches and through our Integrated Work, Supported Employment, Tailored Day and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, we work with individuals to secure and maintain gainful employment in the community and also work in collaboration with local businesses to develop job opportunities for adults.
TMI further assists local school districts to secure jobs for students in their last year of public education to help promote and ensure a smooth transition from school to adult life where jobs are the first order of business.