Ask a Professional: Carly Reisman

Carly Reisman, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Coordinator at JFCS AtlantaCarly Reisman is a professional in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services at JF&CS. She works with adults with disabilities who would like to gain employment. Carly has a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development and a Masters in Special Education from the University of Georgia. She joined JF&CS as a direct support professional in 2015 and became the Employment Services Coordinator in 2016.

Q: My daughter has disabilities and has just graduated from high school. She really wants to work and has had great support all through school. But now that she is graduating, I don’t know how to help her find work. What is the next step?

A: JF&CS offers supported employment for adults with disabilities who are able and ready to work. We help with job development, resumes, mock interviews and private coaching on what to wear, appropriate work behaviors, social cues and policies at work.

We go through a discovery process to find out what each person enjoys doing and then use our connections in the community to help find a situation that will fit his or her interests, strengths and abilities. We also continue to support the individual and employer as needed. If your daughter wants to work and can maintain employment after receiving training and support from the job coach, we will work to find her the right job that will make her happy.

 For more information on Supported Employment, contact 770.677.9372 or info@jfcsatl.org.

Posted in Developmental Disabilities Services