The foundation of EDGE is worksite experiences. Learning how to perform tasks that are essential for employment is done best in the actual working establishment. Our EDGE participants attend fewer work sites initially so they can become acclimated to the new environment. EDGE frequents some of the same sites of LEAP but also a few unique only to EDGE.
- 2 or 3:1 Participant to staff ratio, depending on the work site
- Smaller work environments to alleviate anxiety
- Work sites selected with participants skill sets in mind
- Staff model appropriate workplace behavior
- Staff encourage participants to utilize proper workplace communication and adhere to personal hygiene and dress code