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Community Options receives three-year accreditation from CARF

May 16, 2021 | online article

Community Options Enterprises announced a renewal of a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

The accreditation applies to the Community Employment Services program in Employment Supports, Job Development, and Community Options’ entrepreneurial businesses.

“This accreditation validates the wonderful work that our team is doing to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce,” said Dina Casalaspro, managing director of Community Options Enterprises, in a prepared statement. “We believe that all people have the right to earn a paycheck, and we look forward to continuing to prepare people with disabilities to achieve competitive integrated employment.”

Community Options Enterprises was established to develop and operate entrepreneurial businesses that integrate people with disabilities in the workplace. The enterprises include the Daily Plan It office spaces, Vaseful flower stores, and Presents of Mind gift store.

The entrepreneurial businesses provide employment to people with disabilities while supporting them to develop invaluable job skills, according to the release.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, non-profit organization with a focus on advancing the quality of services provided by organizations. CARF provides accreditation services at the request of health and human services providers.