Since 1987, Perspectives Corporation has been working in partnership with businesses throughout Rhode Island to support integrated employment for people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities.
Our core values of Ethical Conduct, Health and Wellness, Quality, Independence, and Vision have empowered hundreds of youth and adults to become as independent as possible through meaningful employment in the community; a cornerstone of the Employment First initiative.
For more than 25 years, Perspectives has been a leader in supporting community-based, integrated employment for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Rhode Island.
Employment First is a federal initiative promoting integrated employment in the community as a first priority and preferred outcome for people with disabilities.
Integrated employment refers to jobs held by people with disabilities in a community-based business setting alongside non-disabled co-workers, and whom earn at least minimum wage.
Perspectives Corporation provides services for job seekers and employers in Rhode Island, recruiting suitable candidates for jobs by identifying, preparing and assisting individuals with the essential skills and qualities that will add value to a business and ensure personal success.
We work closely with The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) and the RI Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) whom collectively oversee Rhode Island's Employment First policy.