Promoting equitable employment for people with disabilities through innovation, training and technical assistance.

Who We Serve

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Employers

Connecting employers and employees in a supported environment. 

 

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Employment Agencies

Businesses and employees co-create around the abilities available in a supported environment.

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Job Candidates

Wise offers consultation to people who are seeking/maintaining employment, but need assistance to move beyond a specific barrier.

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Government Partners

By partnering with government agencies we enhance the environment of supported employment.

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The 2023-2024 Dan Thompson Employment Rallies are coming to Washington State! Please join us to celebrate, share the history of our movement, and work together to define a vision and create a plan to move Employment forward through 2030.

 

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2022-2023 Annual Report

With the holiday season at our doorstep, I’d like to recognize the Wise staff, Wise Associates and community partners for an amazing year of hard work and thoughtful innovation. Please join me in reflecting on the past year through the Wise annual report. The report...

Save the Date for the 2024 Community Summit!

2024 Community Summit Embracing the Challenge: Together We Thrive May 7-9, 2024 Wenatchee Convention Center DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration is proud to announce Community Summit 2024. The Community Summit continues a long tradition of conferences that...

Employment Rallies

The 2023-2024 Dan Thompson Employment Rallies are coming to Washington State! Please join us to celebrate, share the history of our movement, and work together to define a vision and create a plan to move Employment forward through 2030.  

Diversity and Inclusion in King County, Washington

Dale Verstegen talks with Karla Lynch of the King County Department of Community and Human Services and Cesilee Coulson and Chisa O’Quinn from WISE about diversity and inclusion in employment services and how to elicit input from people across cultural barriers....
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