"Woofgang & Co" Awardee of the IDPAC Innovative Employment Outcome Pilot
October 4, 2019
The dedicated employees of Woofgang & Co.
The Department of Developmental Services and the Intellectual Disability Partnership Advisory Council recently announced the 21 awardees selected to participate in the Intellectual Disability Partnership Innovative Employment Outcomes Pilot. Interested entities were asked to submit business plans for an innovative or alternative business model that employs or encourages the employment of individuals with intellectual disability. The pilot program focuses on providing support and resources to ensure the success of new business ventures that integrate individuals with intellectual disability. The department hopes these business models will also provide a framework for other entities interested in similar work.
One of the awardees selected for the pilot is Woofgang & Co. located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Woofgang & Co. is a non-profit community business that sells high quality, gluten-free treats and novelty items, hand-crafted with passion and purpose. Their mission is to provide vocational skills training and employment opportunities to young adults with disabilities, while educating the community about the need for increased job opportunities for young adults with disabilities. In calendar 2018, Woofgang & Co. delivered more than 8,000 hours of vocational training to 32 young adults with disabilities.
For more information about the great work of Woofgang & Co. please visit www.woofgangco.org
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