Our Mission & Goal
Real Work for Real Pay.
Our mission is to provide comprehensive social vocational/employment services to consumers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities to help them obtain Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) within the music/recording industry.
YIC offers consumers an opportunity to learn industry related skills, preparing consumers for CIE in music/recording industry jobs that are integrated within the general workforce and work side-by-side with co-workers, with and without disabilities, earning benefits and competitive wages or income from self-employment or microenterprise, and to have the opportunity to prepare for or achieve professional and career advancement.
The Yes I Can (YIC) Unity Through Music & Education Social Vocational Program is offered by credentialed educators to consumers ages 14-22 (Transitional Age Program) and consumers ages 18-24 (Adult Program) in a classroom/community-based hybrid setting.
The primary goal of YIC is to facilitate consumers’ successful transition to life after high school into CIE within the music/recording industry. To achieve this goal, our program utilizes a person-centered planning model based on each consumers' needs, abilities, independent living skills, personal interests and goals.