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Supported Employment Services

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Supported Employment Services

Summerhouse Houston excels at supporting employers in meeting their personnel and business goals by considering an often-overlooked sector of the workforce: people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. We work with employers to understand their unique business needs and them natch those needs with the strengths and skills of a qualified candidate.

Employing someone with a disability can be a smart decision for your business and workplace culture!

Our Impact

  • 100% success rate in job placement of candidates with varying abilities
  • Partnerships with a diverse group of employers across Houston in the hospitality, animal care, restaurant, retail, marking, and education sectors - and counting!
  • Provided over 1,100 hours in direct support to employees with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in the past year - all at no cost to the employer

What We Do

  • Consult with businesses to help identify unmet personnel needs - sometimes restructuring jobs as needed
  • Provide direct support to candidates during the application, interview, onboarding, and training processes
  • Provide 1:1 job coaching services to complement the employer's training and to monitor the employee's progress
  • Provide education and training to the employer and coworkers around supporting the employee
  • Develop training materials for the employee, which are available for the employer to implement within the organization at large
  • Provide long term follow-along services to regularly check-in with the employee and employer to ensure success

Our Misson:

We exist to create personal growth opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism who need a place to belong. We empower members and their families to challenge: "The way it's always been done."


If you are interested in hiring a qualified candidate with an intellectual disability, and/or autism, contact us to set up a consultation: