Stage One

Stage One

Stage One

(M-W-F 9am-Noon) Fee: $215

“Working with your disability” is a two-week classroom introduction to all things employment. The focus will be on evaluating each student’s goals and challenges and constructing a custom-designed portfolio binder designed to maximize the individual’s opportunities, options, skills and abilities. Portfolios will showcase what each student has learned and accomplished over the eight-week course and what tasks they are capable of performing. 

Two weeks of classroom instruction with focus on:

  • Organizational Skills: Goal planning, structured supports, time management.
  • Life Skills: Personal hygiene, laundry, workspace management.
  • Advocacy: Effective communication, building rapport in the workplace, emotional regulation and problem solving. 
  • Professional Portfolio: Each student will leave the program with a binder outlining their skills, accomplishments and qualifications, including photos, a cover letter, and a resumé.

About The Whole Person Catering

The Whole Person Catering is a social enterprise sponsored by The Whole Person, a Missouri Center for Independent Living headquartered in Kansas City MO. We serve a gourmet menu of sandwiches, salads, sides, delicious desserts and beverages. The Whole Person Catering is staffed by participants in EmployAbilities, a comprehensive employment training program for job seekers living with a developmental disability administered by The Whole Person.

Mission Statement: The Whole Person Catering will prepare people with disabilities for competitive employment.

EmployAbilities is a program of The Whole Person's Employment Services Team:
Katie Crump
TWP Employment Services Manager

Scholarship funding for women made possible by Soroptimist International KC.

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