Mission: Deci's mission is to help people with vocational disabilities achieve a sense of self-worth by optimizing their potential to earn their own wages through work.
Programs: Deci has a contract with source america (formerly nish) to provide patient escort services to the va hospital in durham. Source america is the national nonprofit agency designated by the committee for purchase from people who are blind or severely disabled to provide technical assistance to community rehabilitation programs interested in obtaining federal contracts under the javits wagner(jwod) program. The va contracts for 28 fte's. There are currently 43 individuals with disabilities placed in this program. They cover 3 shifts 7 days a week.
innovations waiver program formerly community alternatives program. This is a medicaid program providing group and individual day support services & long term vocational support services to individuals who meet the state eligibility requirements under medicaid. There were an average of 55 individuals receiving services under this program each month.
deci provides advp and sep-long term follow services to individuals in durham county through a contract with alliance behavioral health a managed care organization. Advp is a work program designed to teach adults with developmental disabilities hands on job skills, appropriate work skills, communication skills and social competencies in an actual work setting so they can move into competitive jobs within the community. On average 45 individuals were served in this program each month. The supported employment long term follow program provides support and on the job training to individuals who have a job in the community but require additional support to maintain employment. On average 39 individuals were served in this program each month.
other programs include, job placement services & evaluation. There were 41 individuals placed in jobs through the work adjustment program and 23 individual placements through supported employment for the year. This also includes all of program services.