Pre Vocational services ( PreVoc ) 

     ABI Resources provides proficient, results driven Pre Vocational Personnel services. Our Pre Vocational Personnel provide the motivational education brain injury survivors and their families desire to support recovery needs. Our expert care Teams advance independence in all categories of life. They collaborate closely with families, physicians, therapists and social workers to deliver a clear picture of progress and future needs. Pre Vocational Personnel are consistently trained in nurturing personalized behavioral modification practices. Teams provide organized life services tailored to your unique situation. Your Team will support with creating a personalized balance program that is tracked and measured to promote self-sufficiency and safety among many other services. ABI Resources Pre Vocational Personnel are Connecticut's most trusted, professional and compassionate support teams.​

STATE OF CONNECTICUT  – Pre-Vocational Services Description:

Services that provide learning and work experiences, including volunteer work, where the individual can develop general, non-job-task-specific strengths and skills that contribute to employ-ability in paid employment in integrated community settings. Services are expected to occur over a defined period of time and with specific outcomes to be achieved, as determined by the individual and his/her service and supports planning team through an ongoing person-centered planning process. Services are not delivered in facility based or sheltered work settings where individuals are supervised for the primary purpose of producing goods or performing services. Individuals receiving prevocational services must have employment-related goals in their person-centered services and supports plan; the general rehabilitation activities must be designed to support such employment goals. Competitive, integrated employment in the community for which an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without disabilities is considered to be the optimal outcome of prevocational services. Prevocational services should enable each individual to attain the highest level of work in the most integrated setting and with the job matched to the individual's interests, strengths, priorities, abilities, and capabilities, while following applicable federal wage guidelines. Services are intended to develop and teach general skills. Examples include, but are not limited to: ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers and customers; generally accepted community workplace conduct and dress; ability to follow directions; ability to attend to tasks; workplace problem solving skills and strategies; general workplace safety and mobility training. 40 hours per week. This service will be limited to two years than may be extended up to a maximum of four years if the participant is demonstrating progress toward achieving their employment goal. The determination will be made as part of the ongoing evaluation of the person-centered plan and based on whether there is demonstrated progress being made toward vocational goals. Annual redeterminations of eligibility for such services. Once services are discontinued, the participant would be evaluated for other services as part of the person-centered planning process. The most likely services to replace the prevocational service would be ABI Group Day or Independent Living Skills Training.