Unique Options will be a exhibitor at the 36th Annual Fall Conference for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan. This conference is open to to EVERYONE, and we hope to see some familiar and new faces this year! For more information and how to attend, please click here to visit the BIAMI webpage.
Every year, Unique Option hosts a company wide picnic for our staff and clients to attend from 11:30 pm - 3:15 pm. Food, music, activities, games, prizes and giveaways will be filling up our afternoon. Not on the schedule for Friday, September 9th? Let us know and we'll schedule you for the day! We hope to see you there!
Visit Unique Options and have the opportunity to purchase custom made projects made right here in our warehouse by our clients! We hope to see you there!
All Things Detroit is returning to Eastern Market Sunday, April 3, 2016. This event has earned it's place as one of the city's most exciting events for local businesses to increase brand awareness. What makes All Things Detroit different from your typical trade show is that we showcase small businesses in a way that's fun and exciting exposing Michigan's best kept secrets.
Customers will be able to sample a variety of different foods & homemade desserts from local food vendors in Shed 5. Shed 3 will host retail vendors, local artists and entertainment. In addition to shopping there will be opportunities to win one of a kind pieces presented by the 150+ small businesses that participate. Complimentary face painting and photo station, door prizes to the first 300 guests, and live entertainment.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR.
CHILDREN UNDER 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE!
For more information go to www.askjennyfer.com
It's that spooky time of year again! We will be hosting our Halloween Luncheon for staff and clients working on Friday, October 30th from 11:30 - 12:15. All attendees are welcome to wear an costume to work that day, but please check with our Director of Client Services, Kim Goodwin, to receive approval for safety and appropriateness. Not scheduled to work that day but want to attend? Give us a call and we'll add you to the schedule! See you soon!
Unique Options will be participating in the 2015 BIAMI Annual Conference as an Diamond Exhibitor. Make sure to stop by and see us at our booth for new information on how we're expanding our program and check out what we're raffling off this year! See the BIAMI site for more information
Unique Options, LLC is proud to be a presenter at this year's International Conference on Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury in Liverpool, UK!
Successful Transition for Adolescents with ABI from High School to Employment via a Non-Traditional Sheltered Workshop
The purpose of this research is to showcase the effectiveness of transition from high school to a non-traditional sheltered workshop/vocational center, versus a traditional sheltered workshop for adolescents with ABI (Acquired Brain Injury). Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), or otherwise known as ABI, is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are ages 0-4 and 15-19. The physical, emotional, and cognitive impairments that are associated with sustaining an ABI in adolescents cause teenagers to face additional challenges when seeking gainful employment.
With over 10 years of data, Unique Options, LLC has been able to provide adolescents with ABI the ability to transition from a school environment to a supportive employment environment in a non-traditional vocational setting, by offering more competitive advantages than a traditional sheltered work. These advantages include: a job coach and support team (Limited License Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist, and Masters level Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors), only working with other ABI clients, real work (i.e., sorting, packaging, inspection, data entry, custodial training), Michigan minimum wage ($8.15 per hour), and the ability to earn higher wages. Unlike several other programs who state they provide Vocational Rehabilitation, our clients do not participate in arts and crafts, earn paid holiday bonuses, and pay into the Social Security system. Our data documents the skills they entered our program with, the skills they acquired, and whether their skills allowed them to be recommended for a Unique Options, LLC enclave placement or our Community Placement Program. Information regarding productivity rates and accuracy is tracked on every client for every job, as are inappropriate conduct and core work behaviors.
Our research indicates that Unique Options, LLC offers more successful options and prospects for providing realistic long term employment opportunities for adolescents who have sustained ABI's and are attempting to transition into the real world of work, as opposed to a traditional sheltered workshop. Our data supports the thesis that with supported vocational rehabilitation, quality and long term successful employment opportunities are possible for adolescents who have sustained ABI's.
Every year, Unique Option hosts a company wide picnic for our staff and clients to attend from 11:30 pm - 3:15 pm. This year, we will be opening our doors to YOU! Food, music, activities, games, prizes and giveaways will be filling up our afternoon. We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP to Jason Eldred (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brain Injury Awareness is celebrated throughout the entire month of March, but most specifically on March 18th. Follow us on our website and Facebook to learn more about how you can help spread awareness and safety techniques, to help assist those suffering from a traumatic brain injury.
Unique Options, LLC will be showcased on the CW50 Street Beat segment this Saturday, March 14th at 8:30 a.m. We will post a link to our blog once the show has aired for you to view in case you miss it!
Street Beat goes behind the headlines to focus on community issues and stories of interest to Metro Detroit presented in an upbeat mix of in-studio interviews and pre-produced packages by a crew of local people dedicated to improving our city.