Job programs for adults with disabilities in Connecticut.

Helping people with disabilities explore, plan and manage their careers.

UCP offers comprehensive job assessment, job training, job placement and on-the-job coaching for individuals with developmental disabilities. Community employment may take the form of group or individual job placement.

Obtaining real work for real pay is the most desired outcome for individuals with a disability. They want to contribute to their local community, develop relationships and be productive members of society. To explore these opportunities, UCP takes our program participants to visit various job sites, so they can discover what they might like to do and begin to plan their own career development path.

Our employment program also serves people in the Individualized Day Vocational (IDV) & Individual Supported Employment (ISE) Programs in the state. Our goal is to provide supports for people with intellectual disabilities in CT to help them discover and maintain jobs with competitive pay scales. People in the IDV and ISE programs in CT work one-on-one with our direct support specialists, with direct services primarily taking place in the community. Our team works closely to assess each persons’ interests, skills and abilities to pursue a job match based on their preferences and strengths.


  • Self-exploration: the individual discovers who they are and what they would like to do
  • Career exploration: individuals identify specific careers to match their interests, skills, strengths and values
  • Career planning and management: helps people focus on soft skills, career-specific skills, job search skills and job development


  • JAN Reasonable Accommodations (links)
  • JAN Accommodation Request Letter
  • Soar searchable Online Accommodation Resource


  • Identifying potential employment opportunities in the community
  • Completing applications
  • Support through the interview process
  • Acclimation to the new job setting
  • Ongoing support provided to the employee and employer