Pathways to Employment is a program designed to support low-income teens and young adults with disabilities in Delaware who want to work. The program helps participants get prepared for work, find jobs, and succeed in the workplace.
In order to participate in the Pathways to Employment program an individual must:
- Want to work
- Be aged 14 to 25
- Be enrolled in Medicaid and meet related financial eligibility criteria
- Be in one of the targeted disability groups (persons with intellectual disabilities; autism spectrum disorders; visual impairments; or physical disabilities)*
- Meet certain disability-specific functional criteria
* People with mental health support needs are served by a similar program called PROMISE.
Pathways to Employment participants receive employment-related services to meet their individual needs.
Services available through Pathways to Employment include:
- Employment Navigator
- Career Exploration and Assessment
- Supported Employment - Individual
- Supported Employment - Small Group
- Benefits Counseling
- Financial Coaching
- Non-Medical Transportation
- Personal Care (including a self-directed component)
- Orientation, Mobility, Assistive Technology
For a brief description of each service, visit the Pathways to Employment - Services page.
Follow the links below to get more detailed information about Pathways to Employment.
- Pathways to Employment Brochure
- Pathways to Employment Flyer
- Pathways to Employment Presentation
- Pathways to Employment Video
- Pathways to Employment State Plan Amendment (approved by Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services effective 1/1/15)
How to Enroll or Make a Referral
To enroll in Pathways to Employment or to refer someone who you think might benefit from the program, contact the Delaware Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).
Information for Service Providers
To enroll as a service provider, please visit the Pathways to Employment - Information for Service Providers page.