Director of Vocational Services
Telephone: (401) 596-2091 x122
Specialized Support Services
These programs assist individuals in the areas of daily living skills, interpersonal relationships, socialization, communication, community awareness, physical maintenance and leisure skills. The overall goal of these programs is to assist each person to function as independently as possible and to maximize their potential, motivation and self-esteem. The emphasis is placed on community involvement.
The Olean Center currently has 5 different programs under specialized services located at two different sites.
93 Airport Road Programs:
- Adult Achievement Program (AAP)
- Personal Skills Program (PSP)
- Adult Development (AD)
- Transition Program
472 Main Street (Hopkinton) Programs:
- Elderly Enrichment Program (EEP)
- Personal Achievement Community Experience (PACE)
This program is designed to provide work within the agency and typically includes subcontract work. Individuals may be involved with the work services program on either a part time or a full time basis. The program works closely with local companies in order to provide the subcontract work and individuals are paid by the piece according to Department of Labor regulations.
The Work Services Program also provides Mobile Work Crews. A crew consists of a small group of people with a working supervisor. The crew provides a service to a particular industry on a contractual basis. The crews have worked at local churches and factories providing janitorial services.
Another work alternative to the piece work is an Enclave. An Enclave is a small work team that provides the piece work at the job site rather than at the Center. The Center has had enclaves at local factories including a chocolate factory in Westerly.