Sponsor disabled adults to attend work training

by TVW, Inc.
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Progress at TVW

 

TVW recently received a grant from the Oregon International Airshow for $1000.00 to be used toward the men’s restroom remodel.

 

$8500.00 remains to be raised toward the goal of $23,000.  New restrooms will feature ADA upgrades to help our clients become more independent and self-sufficient.

 

Community outings are on the rise!  TVW is partnering with local agencies to volunteer and learn job skills, as well as learn more about businesses for potential jobs in the community.  Partnerships with local police, libraries, schools, businesses, county and local government are happening daily with the recent new hire of a Community Inclusion Specialist, who will be taking groups of 3 out every day twice a day to local locations.  The addition of a volunteer will ensure that everyone gets a chance to go out in the community each month.

 

TVW will host a Community Forum on October 28th from 3:00-5:00PM at 6615 SE Alexander Hillsboro, OR 97123.

 

The purpose of the forum is to learn about the proposed settlement (Lane vs. Brown) from the plaintiffs and defendants and hear what it means to youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  The event is presented by Disability Rights Oregon  OCDD Oregon Self Advocacy and DHS.

 

The public is invited to attend.

 

Sincerely,

 

Christie Theeler
Project Leader

 

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Loves his community job.
Loves his community job.

In May, TVW partnered with the Hillsboro Police for their Shred-it event.  Donations totaled almost $300.00 to go toward the bathroom remodel.  Only $14K to go.

TVW continues to work with people to place them in community jobs and we are celebrating the success!  Just in the past few weeks, 3 more people have gone to work in the community.  New partnerships are forming with other non-profits and local businesses, including our fair city, Hillsboro.

June brought the 7th annual TVW tournament, which was again held at the Reserve.  Approximately $25K was raised to help support TVW's innovative programs for all levels of disabled adults.

July brought the annual picnic and car show.  Clients at TVW checked out over a dozen vintage cars and noshed on BBQ burgers, hotdogs and Rootbeer floats.

Next month, Intel will be helping finish the painting at TVW.  They will be bringing over 20 volunteers to help out for the day.  TVW is very grateful for this amazing opportunity to partner with an outstanding company in our community.

Clients and staff help at the tournament.
Clients and staff help at the tournament.
Loyal clients help make the event a success!
Loyal clients help make the event a success!
Fun at the car show!
Fun at the car show!

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The Reserve
The Reserve

Things have been hopping in the Job Development Department.

There have been many new community partnerships formed, and several job placements in the community.

The process to help a person find a career path is called Discovery.  It boils down to what makes a person tick?  Are they independent, or like people, or love cars?  Throughout Discovery, meetings with family and frends of the person with a disability help to start to identify the unique gifts they will bring to the workplace.

Work assessment tests are also given.  At the end of the Discovery process, there are three employment themes identified.

The next step is Job Development.  Individuals are taken on jobsite tours, perform job shadows, and informational tours. 

Areas of improvement are targeted and improved upon through tutoring.

Next, a job is found!  TVW provides job coaching to the individual to ensure a good fit.  As the individual becomes more proficient at the job, the coach begins to step back and let the individual perform the tasks.  Eventually the job coasch is not longer needed.

Enjoy the pictures of some of the community placements!  Thank you for your continued support of adults with disabilities at TVW.

Reedville Cafe
Reedville Cafe
City of Hillsboro
City of Hillsboro
The Arc
The Arc
Leupold and Stevens
Leupold and Stevens
Avamere
Avamere

In September of 2014 TVW opened our Career Development Department.  Services include Discovery, which is to determine the persons likes, dislikes, tastes, & strengths.  Job Development is another facet of Career Development Services.  This entails finding the best fit for a person based on their individual Discovery.  This may include job carving, which identifys a need a company has and matches a job seeker with these skills.  The end result is a win-win for job seeker and employer. If needed, TVW can also provide job coaching while an individual is working.  This is also great for the employer, as the costs of the coach are provided by the state, saving the employer money. 

The department has grown to 2.5 employees, with more planned to be hired.  There is a high demand for Career Development Services.

Also coming soon at TVW will be a training center to help people with reading, art, math, and other interests.  The purpose is to ready TVW clients for community employment by building skills.

The 7th TVW Golf Tournament is set for June 26th at the Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club.  Festivities start at 1:00.

Thank you for your support of TVW.

Open House
Open House

This year's Open House on October 30th, was a "transformation showcase."  TVW and it's affiliates partnered with local agencies, such as ORA, Vocational Rehabilitation, Washington County, parent advocates, and others to showcase opportunities for people with disabilities.

TVW's job development department was on hand to distribute information for community employment opportunities for DD adults.  Vanguard and Access showcased their day activities programs. 

TVW recent Food Handler's graduating class and staff served small bites and sweet bites to a crowd of over 200.

Senator Bruce Starr attended to show his support of programs for disabled adults at TVW.

This year's open house was a rousing success.

Open House
Open House
Open House
Open House

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TVW, Inc.

Location: Hillsboro, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.tvwinc.org
Project Leader:
Dan Aberg
Executive Director
Hillsboro, OR United States

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