At MCAR, we help people live fulfilling lives by helping them achieve their life goals. For many individuals
with developmental disabilities, one of their goals is having a job. Our pre-vocation training program prepares
them for future paid employment.
We offer a unique curriculum — the Practical Assessment Exploration System
(PAES) —developed specifically for people with different capabilities and skill levels. We start with a
complete vocational assessment. We explore an individual’s interests and identify his skill levels. We then match
his interests and skill levels to appropriate jobs in the workforce. In the assessment process, we determine how he
learns and adapt our instruction methods to suit his needs. Our complete assessment, on-site training, and
supervision make certain an individual has what it takes to succeed in the workplace.
Learn more about MCAR's pre-vocation training.
For some individuals, having a paid job is not a viable goal. These individuals may have significant
intellectual and developmental disabilities or are unable to work. MCAR's offers them a stimulating and encouraging
program of life skills training. This program emphasizes independence, inclusion, individualization, and an
everyday life. We help these individuals live up to their potential and to celebrate their unique talents.
Learn more about MCAR's Adult Training Center.
Students who are transitioning from high school to life after graduation need guidance and encouragement,
direction and support. At MCAR, we work with schools, students, and families to help make a student's move from
school to life in the community as an adult as easy and as smooth as possible.
MCAR's transitioning program shows students how to develop goals, make informed decisions, solve problems, and
advocate for themselves. They participate in outcome-oriented activities that result in greater confidence,
self-esteem, and independence. Many transitioning students use the PAES curriculum to gain work skills.
Learn more about MCAR's transitioning training.