Uniquely Abled AcademyA Career Path to Success
Starting in 2018, Jay Nolan Community Services has collaborated with the innovative Uniquely Abled Project (UAP), which shifts the paradigm of thinking from “disabled” to “uniquely abled.” JNCS and College of the Canyons (COC) work together to identify and train individuals to participate in the CNC training program through the Economic Development Division at COC through the Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA). This intensive career preparation program gives job seekers with high functioning autism an opportunity to start a new career as a Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machinist.
“I will say that I’m very pleased, very happy, that I’m now able to take care of myself. I’m independent. I’m functioning on my own.”Austin Ferguson
“What I like the most about this program is just it’s a chance to really learn a marketable skill…. Getting here and you can just actually learn really physical hands-on stuff. It’s just a real change of pace, something I’m really enjoying.”Cameron Johnson
The program gave me my big break, this is the first job I’ve ever worked – Austin Ferguson
This 12-week program includes over 300 hours of in-class instruction led by a highly experienced CNC operator and instructor, plus 60 hours of focus on job readiness, soft skills, and open laboratory. Trainees learn to program, setup, and operate CNC machines combined with using quality control instruments, shop mathematics and blueprint reading. Graduates will qualify for a number of entry-level positions, including machine trainee, machinist apprentice, CNC operator, and CNC programmer.
For more information about UAA please visit: www.uniquelyabledproject.org
Our organizational training department at Jay Nolan Community Services has a threefold mission. First, to provide training to new employees so that they are equipped with the information and skills they need to be successful on the job. Second, to provide ongoing training and skill set that aid in the professional development and retention of incumbent staff. And third, to develop and create events and opportunities for community outreach through our educational programs and advocacy involvement.
The Self-Determination Program is a program maintained by the Department of Developmental Services which allows individuals (or their parents or legal representatives) the freedom to choose the support services and the provider that meet the needs of their personal-centered plan. All participants are responsible for staying within their annual budget.
Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is dedicated to supporting everyone’s goals of gainful and meaningful employment. The menu of Employment Services is designed to meet people where they are in their journeys.
Starting in 2018, Jay Nolan Community Services has collaborated with the innovative Uniquely Abled Project (UAP), which shifts the paradigm of thinking from “disabled” to “uniquely abled.” JNCS and College of the Canyons (COC) work together to identify and train individuals to participate in the CNC training program through the Economic Development Division at COC through the Uniquely Abled Academy (UAA).
We know that healthy family relationships are the foundation to realizing a great life! That is why at Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), we believe in keeping children with autism and other developmental disabilities with their own family whenever possible.
The Independent Living Services (ILS) program at Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS) is designed to actively teach adults that are currently living in or will be moving out into their own homes, or need to become more independent while living in the family home. Direct instruction may include daily living activities such as maintaining a house and going to medical appointments.