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Summary Information on 3rd Year of the Disability Employment Grantees

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute

Washington, D.C.


  • Locations: Washington D.C.; Maryland - Saint Mary's County and Prince George's County
  • Funding:  $302,943  performance period 7/01/2004 - 6/30/2005


The "Positive Alternatives" project addresses the needs of individuals with disabilities through a variety of practical applications. This project targets adults with developmental disabilities, severe learning issues, mental retardation, and emotional disturbance. Also included are those who are in recovery from the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Training programs in information technology, electrical wiring, telecommunications, and food services are offered to participants. In addition, the project provides a full range of employment services, life skills training, and GED preparation as well as linkages to transportation and housing services.