Transition Services

Our mission is to support people of working age and all abilities to achieve skills that lead to competitive integrated employment which in turn leads to enhanced social capital in their communities.

Empower Prevocational Skills Program

Empower Prevocational skills program is a hybrid of facility and community-based programming that works on skill development to lead to competitive integrated employment.

When in the classroom, individuals will receive instruction in:

  • employability skills,
  • financial literacy,
  • social skills,
  • daily living skills,
  • self advocacy and rights,
  • disability awareness,
  • digital citizenship,
  • and more.

When in the community, individuals will practice the skills worked on in the classroom. Individuals will also explore career opportunities through volunteering, business tours, and informational interviews.

Success in employment comes as a direct result of options such as career exploration, community integrated experiences, skill development and training, development of daily living skills, socialization experiences, and pursuit of personal interests.

Long term success in employment comes as a direct result of building these skills along with an understanding of personal choice and rights.

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Employment Services

Competitive Integrated Employment is individual typical jobs in the community, earning at least minimum wage, and working among peers without disabilities for the maximum hours consistent with the person's abilities and preferences.

Paragon Employment Services is a service provider for WI Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Paragon offers the following services for consumers:

  • Customized Employment
  • Internship/Temporary Work
  • Job and Task Analysis and Systematic Instruction
  • Job Preparation, Development, Hire and Retention
  • Student Work Based Learning Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Explore Work
  • Job Shadow
  • Skills to Pay the Bills
  • Visual Resume

Paragon Employment Services also provides long term job coaching for both supported employment and customized employment consumers.

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Contact Us

For information about our Prevocational Skills Program and Employment Services please contact Kris Leonard at: