Create-Ability, Inc. consists of two service programs: the Residential Support Services and Channels to Employment, a supported employment program.
Residential Support Services
This program provides supported living services to individuals either living in their own homes or living in Adult Family Homes. Services can include monetary assistance, daily living skills assistance, and recreational assistance. The goal of Residential Support Services is to provide individually focused service that supports individuals to live in and be active members in the community.
Channels to Employment
This program provides supported employment services to individuals. Services can include job development, on-site job training, ongoing support, and recreational activities. The goal of Channels to Employment is to assist individuals to obtain and maintain employment in a community setting.
Adults with developmental disabilities living in Dane County are eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by staff from the Dane County Department of Human Services, Adult Community Services Division. According to the definition contained in Section 51.01(5)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes: “Developmental Disability” is defined as a disability attributable to brain injury, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, mental retardation or another neurological condition closely related to mental retardation or requiring treatment similar to that required for mental retardation, which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial handicap to the affected individual. “Substantial Handicap” is determined by a review of the individual’s support needs in major life areas.
Support brokers and staff from the Dane County Department of Human Services, ACS Division make program referrals. If an adult is eligible for residential services or vocational services the individual’s name will be added to a waiting list and referred for services as appropriate funding and openings become available.