ECLC students and their families welcome the prospect of graduation because of the careful guidance, planning and support provided by our affiliate, Community Personnel Services (CPS).
All of our students receive transition and supported-employment services through CPS. ECLC founded the agency in 1995 to help students find appropriate options for life after graduation and to help ECLC alumni successfully enter the workforce. In addition to students, CPS provides services to adults referred by state agencies.
CPS staff eliminate the anxiety and worry, almost like falling off a cliff that can occur at programs without these individualized services. Based on skills, abilities and interests, students “job sample” prior to graduation with the goal of identifying the best match. CPS has a consistent track record of placing more than 90 percent of those seeking a job into employment. For students who may not be ready for work, CPS arranges tours of alternative programs, including the option of entering ECLC’s PRIDE Adult Program, if appropriate, and educational programs.
The staff collaborates with students and families to create a roadmap for young adulthood. They help navigate through the complex maze of government agencies to access available aid and services, including transportation in the student’s community. CPS also offers Support Coordination services and is one of the few agencies in the state allowed to approve individual plans without DDD oversight.
The agency is so successful that a number of public school districts contract for its services! Visit the CPS website.
Community Personnel Services, Inc. (CPS)
54 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, N.J. 07928
Director Mary Griggs
Tel: (973-738-1030 x132)
CPS Earns CARF Accreditation
After a rigorous review process, CPS has renewed its three-year accreditation from CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF professionals visited CPS, evaluating some 1,000 areas of compliance in policies, procedures and practices and interviewed clients, employers and staff.
CPS received accreditation in: Transition Services, Transition Services for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Community Employment (Job Development and Employment Supports) for Adults; and Community Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The CARF International group of companies accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 23,000 locations.