Our Mission & Goal

Real Work for Real Pay.

 
 

Our mission is to provide comprehensive social vocational services to consumers with 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 Program) and consumers ages 18-24 (Adult Program) in a classroom/community 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.

 

Bret Lieberman
Executive Director

 
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