What: Individuals with special needs are underemployed yet are important members of our community. Building on existing programs, such as Dutchess County’s ThinkJobs initiative, Yorktown will partner with local providers and businesses to find potential employment opportunities including at Town Hall.
Why: Support our neighbors with special needs is just the right thing to do. Caregivers are in constant search for programs for their loved ones that is both safe and fulfilling for the individual. Yorktown can and should be a leader in fostering opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for the special needs community.
How: We don’t need to reinvent the wheel here but stand as an active and willing leader. Partnerships with local organizations such as SPARC and Westchester ARC are key and can provide a framework for similarly successful programs.