KINN IS A PROUD OPARC PARTNER SINCE 2014
Kinn Inc & OPARC are working together to transform local communities and provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to adults with intellectual disabilities. Together we are helping to make a happier, healthier, and safer planet for people and pets.
Together, OPARC and Kinn have created 30+ jobs each year since 2014 for adults with intellectual disabilities. What we loved about OPARC was that they didn’t just see us as another customer but as a partner in their mission. Learn more about Kinn and OPARC’s mission to create interesting challenges and unique opportunities for people with disabilities.
TIMMY has been with OPARC for over 21 years, Timmy never stops developing work skills and relationships. Timmy enjoys working in OPARC’s Work Activity Program where participants receive vocational training and skills, speech therapy, paid work experience, and individual case management services. He currently works in general assembly and packaging and loves his job.
JUSTIN participates in the OPARC Explore program. During the hiatus of usual programs due to COVID, he re-quested to purchase a tablet for himself so he could join in the OPARC group Zoom calls. There has been an incredibly positive shift in his engagement. “During the time he has been at home, his commu-nication skills, as well as his confidence with speaking and engaging, have sky-rocketed.” He has greater confidence and giving more detailed answers than ever before. These skills will serve him well with future employment.
WILLIAM joined OPARC in 2018 and attended every job prep class and meeting with his Job Developer at OPARC.In 2019, a Paid Internship Program (PIP) was developed for him at Nestle, where he started a paid internship in August, 2019. Three months later William was hired directly by Nestle and he remains competitively employed there to this day. His primary job duty is centered on data entry. His supervisors at Nestle speak very highly of William and his work ethic.