Community Employment

TuscBDD believes that a community is better when all people are working together. We believe in meaningful work experiences and greater opportunities to increase incomes, advance careers, and promote choice. We believe in building relationships with employers and partnering for job opportunities.

TuscBDD's Employment Navigator Can:

  • Coordinate employment services and assists the support team to focus on outcomes
  • Assist individuals receiving support services and their significant others in identifying, prioritizing and designing desired services and supports
  • Access the resources necessary to meet the person supported's needs and foster desired outcomes, including assistance in the development of individual budgets
  • Assist job-seekers and their supporters to understand how having a career and a life in the community fit together
  • Develop short and long term support to assist job-seekers in progressing toward vocational goals including career advancement
  • Coordinate outside services and/or evaluations
  • Develop additional resources for individuals, including opportunities for job placement and mentoring with more experienced employees
  • Assist people supported and their families as appropriate, with obtaining education, accessing community medical services, Medicaid State Plan services, other resources and benefits in order to meet the needs of the person


  • TuscBDD continually strives to improve the lives of people living with developmental disabilities through community partnerships. Please contact us for partnership opportunities to learn how you can change lives too. 

Did You Know?

  • People living with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to pursue community employment.
  • Assessments of job skill levels can be done by a job coach (provider) as they guide people through their employment process.
  • People have options to choose to be trained in an area of their interest, and employment navigation support is provided for free to people that are board services eligible.
  • For Information about community employment or employment navigation services, please call TuscBDD's Employment Navigator, Lou Paris, at 330.308.7170.