FORT WALTON BEACH — The Arc of the Emerald Coast supports people with developmental and intellectual disabilities with programs that help them live, learn, and work in their communities.

One of Arc's many programs is Supported Employment, committed to including people with disabilities in the workforce. 

SE coaches assist adults with disabilities by providing skill assessments, vocational training, resume writing, and on-the-job personalized training alongside SE business partners until the employer is satisfied the client is ready to work independently in their workplace. 

Businesses that employ a persons with a disability show the community they care. Benefits that businesses receive in turn are increased productivity, reduced employee turnover, tax incentives, diversity and innovation, along with enhanced community relations. 

Arc partners with employers such as Lowe's, Walmart, Publix, Winn Dixie, Pizza Hut, Sam's Club, Carmike Boulevard 10 and many other local businesses.

For more information about this program and many other services provided contact the Fort Walton Beach office, 863-1530, or the Milton office, 623-9320.

For additional information visit www.arcemeraldcoast.org.