At Dutton Farm, we firmly believe that every person has the right to equal opportunities, meaningful work, and a right to make their own decisions. We are committed to advocating and assisting individuals with unique abilities to live full and satisfying lives and to reach their ultimate potential in achieving their dreams. We work with school districts, private employers, state agencies and other community resources to offer the highest quality and most individualistic plan to meet the individual where they are at and assisting them to get where they want to go. There are 5 steps that we offer to individuals enrolled in our program. Each person enrolls initially in our skill building program, and after a certain time frame and thorough assessments are able to make the decision to move through the multiple steps outlined below if they so choose.
Skill Building Assistance: This includes engaging and interactive activities that will improve self-help, social and daily living skills that will directly contribute to a greater overall independence in everyday living in both the home and community.
Job Training: Job Training includes training activities in things like staying on task, building relationships with others and building specific skills in multiple vocational areas to help individuals get ready for employment.
Dutton Farm Employment: This step includes offering a variety of employment options at Dutton Farm. We are committed to providing job opportunities to every individual who strives for employment. If the individual has barriers to employment in the community or makes the decision to work at Dutton Farm rather than the community, we work hard to provide employment opportunities at Dutton Farm through Dutton Farm Market. There are a variety of job opportunities through this employment option for a wide range of ability levels and interest.
Job Coaching/Supported Employment: We work to support and help find and maintain paid work in the community. We provide job Coaches that train, support, motivate and assist individuals with disabilities in their jobs working toward employee independence and inclusion in the workforce. We work carefully and strategically with multiple employers to ensure the greatest level of inclusion, acceptance and satisfaction throughout this work experience.
Independent Employment with Natural Supports: After a pre-determined time frame discussed with the team along with thorough assessments, we set a goal to move an individual from supported employment to independent employment with natural supports.