Kennedy Krieger Institute takes a multifaceted, person-centered approach to helping individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain meaningful employment and community engagement.

CORE Foundations Employment Services

Employment services include a combination of job development, on-going job supports and follow-along services. We help individuals to obtain a meaningful job, and provide workplace supports to maintain employment. On-going employability skills training is incorporated into employment programming

CORE Foundations offers the following employment services:

  • Job Development Services provide support to community members to obtain a meaningful job in a competitive integrated employment setting.
    • Job development activities include but are not limited to;
      • Resume Building
      • Interview Preparation and Support
      • Informational Interviews
      • Mock Interviews
      • Community Surveying
      • Application Completion and Follow-up
      • Social Skills
  • Ongoing Job Supports provide community members support in learning and completing job tasks when beginning a new job, after a promotion, or following a significant change in duties or circumstances. We develop individualized supports in collaboration with the Person-Centered Planning Team to support successful employment
  • Follow-along supports provide a faded support structure to ensure that community members have the support needed to maintain their job

Employment Curriculum

  • Goals Setting
  • Monitoring Self-Advocacy
  • Transition and Change
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Technology
  • Safety
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Coping Strategies
  • Fitness Goals and Activities
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Financial literacy
  • Voting and Jury Duty
  • Building Relationships
  • Healthy
  • Communication
  • Mindfulness
  • Social Interaction/Soft Skills

CORE Foundations Job Development Process Graphic steps 1-4                  

View CORE Foundations Job Development Process

Call All Employers!

CORE Foundations is looking to build partnerships with local businesses to support workforce development for individuals of all abilities. Click here to learn more.

Contact Rachel Tracz, Manager, Meaningful Day Services at with questions regarding Employment Services.

Contact Mark Butler, Admissions and Compliance Specialist at or visit our Apply Today page with questions regarding the application process.

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