HMEA’s Transitional and Community Services (TRACS) provides job related and educational supports for adults with autism or developmental disabilities who want to enter or re-enter the workforce. TRACS prepares adults for working life and employers’ expectations.
The TRACS program includes:
- Vocational Assessment: We assess an individual’s strengths, passions, capabilities, and work preferences.
- Job Placement: We help clients find and apply for suitable jobs, then help them to prepare for job interviews.
- Job Coaching: Once clients find suitable employment, we continue to support them through coaching and instruction at the job sites.
- Home Life Skills: Transitioning to independent living can be difficult. HMEA provides help with time management skills as well as meal planning, shopping, and food preparation.
- Community Life Skills: TRACS assists with transportation to and from work, school and shopping. We also provide instruction and coaching on how to stay safe, budgeting and banking, and how to ask for and receive public assistance. We also help our clients build skills they’ll need to fit into the community — like how to order in a restaurant or ask for help at the grocery store, visiting the library and finding what they’ll need to live independently.
These services are generally paid for through funding provided by DDS, MRC or MCB.