Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Interviewed On National Radio Show

Top Quote CAU's Onekia Grier discusses how members have benefited from the agency's employment training. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 04, 2016 - Elizabeth, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) is a statewide Elizabeth-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as youth served under the Department of Children and Families (DCF). These programs enable independent living in the community, provides supports in areas such as housing, vocational skills and life-skills training, education, advocacy and recreation.

    CAU strives to find businesses that will forge partnerships and provide job opportunities for the people they support. National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is observed in October of each year, celebrates these type of relationships. One such partner, Sam's Club in Linden, has utilized the agency's employment training services.

    Onekia Grier, director of employment services at Community Access Unlimited, was recently interviewed by Jay Trelease, Host, Family Radio, WFME 1560 AM, regarding how this program works.

    According to Grier, "CAU provides people with disabilities pre-vocational training, including interviewing skills, effective communication and appropriate work attire training; long-term follow-along supports that work toward retention; on-site job analysis and job coaching; job carving; career planning; vocational assessments; travel training; job development; time management; workplace do's and don'ts; individual or small group employment opportunities; and a self-directed day program that serves individuals who are in need of one on one support."

    To listen to the interview click here

    Community Access Unlimited offers free work-site assessments, job maintenance training, on-site job coaching, assistance in making a business accessible and long-term follow up. Businesses that partner with CAU and offer jobs for individuals with disabilities often enjoy benefits such as a tax incentives or a grant that can cover part of the cost of on-the-job-training for new employees.

    Family Radio, established in 1959, strives to maintain the highest degree of integrity and efficiency as it builds and operates a national network of powerful AM and FM stations throughout the United States.

    About CAU
    Community Access Unlimited (CAU), celebrating its 37th year of success in 2016, supports people with special needs in achieving real lives in the community. CAU provides support and gives a voice to adults and youth who traditionally have little support and no voice in society. CAU helps people with housing, life skills, employment, money management, socialization and civic activities. CAU also supports opportunities for advocacy through training in assertiveness, decision-making and civil rights. CAU serves more than 5,000 individuals each year.

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