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Building a Better Tomorrow

There are many reasons why it makes good business sense to have Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) or who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing be contributing members of your organization either as paid employees or volunteers. Here are just some of the many benefits for businesses:


  • The Department of Rehabilitation offers a training stipend to employers to off-set the cost of training our clients

  • Our clients are supported in the workplace by a professional TMI Job Coach to ensure success

  • San Diego Regional Center clients are eligible for the Paid Internship Program

  • Financial support is available for any specialty items required by our clients for employment such as tools or uniforms

  • Our clients are provided with transportation costs to ensure they are able to work

  • Our clients are eager and motivated to work

  • Improved overall employee morale

  • Non-binding agreement that can be terminated at any time

  • Employer tax incentives may be available, please click here for details

Additionally, the TMI Evolution to Independence (ETI) program offers San Diego and Riverside County based businesses and employers the ability to utilize ETI’s ASL Interpreting and Educational services to enable them to tap into this under-utilized workforce. 

To get started with having a TMI client join your team, please contact us today. We look forward to working with you to meet your needs and further inclusion for people with I/DD and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in our society. Thank you!

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