Jewel’s mission and vision includes supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to fully participate in their communities through employment. We value the abilities and talents each person has to contribute, and we offer a variety of supports and resources which assist individuals to achieve their employment goals.

SEMP provides the supports people need to obtain and maintain paid competitive jobs in the community. People with developmental disabilities will typically transition to SEMP after they have received supported employment services funded by the NYS Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and require limited job coaching to successfully maintain their employment. Individuals also come to supported employment from programs that offer intensive training such as the Employment Training program (ETP).