The Lake County Educational Service Center (LCESC) operates programming for individuals with disabilities for the nine local school districts of Lake County. Riverside, Perry, Painesville City, Fairport Harbor, Mentor, Madison, Willoughby-Eastlake, Wickliffe, and Kirtland school districts, as well as districts from surrounding counties, are all able to send students to this consortium programming. One valuable program operated by the LCESC is the Lake County Vocational Training Consortium (LCVTC) for students who are multiply handicapped and are ages 16 to 22. The LCVTC program is a continuum of skills training options for students to develop appropriate skills for a variety of vocational settings. Unique Like Me will be an additional option on the vocational skills training continuum available to the students of Lake and surrounding counties. Unique Like Me will be the first storefront model of skills training accessible to these students. The purpose of Unique Like Me of the LCVTC through the LCESC is to provide unique, quality, handmade and/or recycled products to consumers while, at the same time, build an awareness of the overwhelming number of abilities demonstrated by individuals with disabilities. In addition, the business will provide real life, meaningful work experiences, as well as opportunities for interactions with individuals from the community, to students with disabilities as part of their work skills training. This level of community involvement has been missing from the LCVTC’s continuum of services, to date. Store Hours are Monday--Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: 184 Main Street Painesville, OH 44077 (Just East of Painesville Square)
Questions?: Contact Julie O’Neil, Director of Special Education for the Lake County Educational Service Center at 440-350-2563 x746 or firstname.lastname@example.org