Updated: May 14, 2019
Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) would like to give a A BIG SHOUT OUT to one of our amazing Temecula Integrated Work groups for cleaning and setting up the Historic Hemet Theatre for a Memorial Day event. Kenneth, Brandon and Eddie with the support of their wonderful TMI Job Coach, Steve VanGordon, worked on a holiday to prepare the theater after a large event the evening before.
(Historic Hemet Theatre Manager Brian, Edward and Steve)
The Memorial Day event featured movies for veterans. The group was honored to do their part to show their respect for those who have served our country. TMI Division Manager Jose Mayorga, along with all of us at TMI, are very proud of their work. Great job! Thank you to the Historic Hemet Theatre for your community partnership and giving our clients with developmental disabilities an opportunity to be active in the community.
(Kenneth, Veteran and Brandon)
The TMI Integrated Work day program is designed to meet the employment and community integration needs of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are over the age of 18 and are Regional Center clients. These services are funded by local Regional Centers with dollars from the State Department of Developmental Services at a 1:3 staff to client ratio.
Although paid work is the desired outcome for all of our clients, many are working as volunteers at a wide variety of nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. In addition, clients have the opportunity to access resources in the community such as libraries, fitness centers, restaurants, etc.
An estimated 1 in 6 people are born with a developmental disability. Just like you, they are born with hopes, dreams and the drive to contribute to society. Since 1981 Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) has transformed thousands of lives by providing assistance to children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, giving them the ability to realize their hopes and dreams.