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EBI and the Blues Broads Featured Today in Bay Area News Group

Bay Area News Group featured the Blues Broads today, with a spotlight on EBI’s 20th Anniversary. Tom Heinz was quoted in the article, saying: “Blues and soul music is about having hope within a struggle….People with disabilities, particularly intellectual disabilities, haven’t always been very valued citizens. Our mission is  for people to take their rightful […]

Project SEARCH highlighted by The Daily Californian

The Daily Californian published an article today highlighting the three newest hires at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The article discusses the rate of unemployment for individuals with developmental disabilities and the success of Project SEARCH. To read the full article, click here.

EBI’s 20th Anniversary Press Release – September 10, 2014

                          EBI recently sent out a press release publicizing EBI’s 20th Anniversary. To read about the event, as well as the great work that EBI does, read the full press release here.   To get more details about the event, view our sponsors or learn about […]



Read about the relationship between In Home Support Workers and former nursing home residents  here.

Read Linda's story here.

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Program Outcomes & Statistics

EBI Strategic Plan January 2016 to December 2018


Employment Outcome Highlights

During 2016/2017, 25 individuals were placed in jobs with an average wage of $13.68 per hour.  The range of wages was $10.50 to $30.25 per hour.  Highlights included new paid internship programs, the passage of Senate Bill 644, and development of an internship partnership with Bay Area Rapid Transit.  It took, on average, 240 days to secure employment for our clients.  Job retention, after one year, for individuals placed during 2015/2016 was 85 percent.

Use the link below to access more detailed information about employment outcomes.

Outcomes for Supported Employment Services 2016-2017

Satisfaction Surveys

Employment Survey Highlights
In September and October of 2017, EB received 113 responses to our employment-related surveys.  Of note,  98% of consumers felt their EBI job coach worked well with them.  All employers considered the performance of their employee/intern either Excellent or Good in most areas.  And, 98% of Family Members and Friends reported satisfaction with the EBI’s advocacy efforts.
Use the links below to access more detailed information from the employment-related surveys.

Supported Employment Services Case Manager and Dept. of Rehabilitation Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Consumer Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Employer Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Friends and Family Survey 2017

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