Nov. 11, 2016
The Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (IIACC) has recognized EGTI as the recipient of the first-ever Driver of Innovative Service and Implementation (DISI) award. HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center highlighted EGTI’s work in its monthly newsletter this week. Their recognition reads:
We are proud to congratulate Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) as the recipient of the Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council’s first Driver of Innovative Service and Implementation (DISI) award! EGTI offers comprehensive vocational training curriculums that provide individuals with disabilities valuable job skills, preparing them for employment in the hospitality, health care support, and food service industries. Participants in EGTI’s training programs receive instruction on topics related to health and wellness, life skills, and job-specific subjects before participating in hands-on job shadowing opportunities. In addition, EGTI provides students with mentors and tutors to enrich their experience at the Training Institute. EGTI’s combination of training and on-site internship programming seeks to lower the 82% unemployment rate among disabled individuals, including those with ASD and other disorders, and the program’s partnerships with employers in the City of Muncie exemplify the types of community-based collaborations that fuel the mission of the IIACC. Visit EGTI’s website to learn more or to apply for admission,.