Creating Workability

We specialize in training and technical assistance to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a vital part of the workforce.  

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 and technical assistance 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.

Nate MacInnes – Road to the Community

Meet Nate. Nate’s a great family member, coworker and community member. This is what we call supported employment. We all have a place. Join our movement.

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Funded by DDA Roads to Community Living

 

At Wise, we believe in making it work.

Upcoming Events

PROCEED UNTIL APPREHENDED: WISE’S Innovative Thinking on Supported Employment in the Midst of a Crisis

Serena Lowe, TASH’s interim Executive Director, talks with Cesilee Coulson, the Executive Director of WISE, the Washington Initiative for Supported Employment. They have the sort of conversation you might expect from two people with such depth of experience in these...

Wise stands in solidarity alongside those who are fighting for racial justice

Our communities have been engaged in unprecedented civil rights protests, calling for racial equity in our country and across the globe. We want to share our commitment to stand against acts of violence and systemic racism and stand in support of our Black and brown community members demanding justice.

Tech Flexibility by Shaun Wood

Skeuomorphism (pronounced skew-a-morf-ism) is a design concept of making things look like their real-world counterparts. The most iconic example for most people of skeuomorphic design is the “trash” or “recycle” bin icon on their desktop computers. The recycle bin on...
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