The Charles Lea Center, located in Spartansburg, South Carolina, helps people with intellectual disabilities and chronic medical conditions and helps them work to their fullest potential. Their services are based on the principles of person-centered thinking that looks at the strengths of each person and uses those skills to promote greater independence.
MeMinder is a vital tool utilized in each station/job room (hotel, warehousing, food service, event set-up). Employees are directed to use the designated device in each station to access the prompts and instructions necessary to complete the tasks at hand. This allows job coaches the ability to assess their skills and challenges, identify coaching opportunities, and gives administrators an idea of the amount of supervision they will need onsite.
“While an employee may desire to do something, they may need to work up to it,” Omar Chirinos, Innovative Services Manager, states. “We use MeMinder to help increase their muscle memory for particular tasks first – so that they are more prepared for their time on the job.”
The Charles Lea Center deployed the MeMinder units in the Fall of 2019 and were yielding a significant amount of success before the pandemic hit in 2020. It is the goal of the Center to deploy many more MeMinder /Employment Suite technology solutions to individuals as they ramp back up in 2021.