Beacons, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public benefit nonprofit
empowering adults with diverse intellectual abilities!
Summer workshops July 5 - 28! Sign-up now!
June 9: Explorer Coffee Cart! 11 am - 1 pm
June 16: Last day of spring Explorer session
June 5: Sign-ups to open for next Club at 9 am
June 10: Club "Hunger Games" @ 6 - 9 pm
Fall PathFinder Application! Sign-up now!
2023 Schedule is live!
Beacons offers mini vocational exploration workshops in July to help individuals aged 16+ with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities explore and develop career readiness skills to support vocational pathways! Individuals who are able to perform activities and lessons with minimal prompting or assistance, and manage their own self-care, are encouraged to apply! (For additional criteria, please see Application Form).
SDRC Funded? Up to 32 hours for the summer session may be approved by the SDRC for eligible consumers 18+. Consumers may select up to 4 workshops of their own choosing (depending on space availability) using this funding ("private pay" required for more than 4 workshops).
Onsite or Virtual?
Beacons will be onsite for summer 2023. For the month of July, there will be at least two workshops in the am, and 2 in the pm (approximately 4 workshops per week). Each workshop is 2 hours a day, 4 days each week for a total of 8 hours.
Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis and workshops often have waitlists so please apply early!
1. Application: English Link
2. Covid Waiver form: Link
3. Communication and Photo Consent form: Link
Monday - Thursday Workshops (except week 1)*:
AM session: 10 am - 12 pm
PM session: 1 - 3 pm
*Please note due to July 4th holiday, Week 1 workshops will have different days and times. See schedule.
Workshop size & ratio:
Max: 10 participants per workshop
Min: 5 participants (workshops with less than 5 may be canceled or rescheduled)
Ratios: 10:3, although most may have smaller ratios depending on the workshop. Please read Application form (see above) to learn more about participants in need of 1:1 support.
Questions? Please contact:
Individuals in need of assistance with self-care should contact Beacons to discuss whether there is room for the individual to attend with a self-provided personal care attendant.
Costs & Payment Options:
1. SDRC Consumers: SDRC consumers aged 18+ should contact their service coordinators in writing to determine if they are eligible for SDRC funding of the summer vocational workshops. If the consumer IS eligible, the consumer's current IPP and "purchase of service" (POS) should be sent to: PathFinder@BeaconsNorthCounty.com. Once approved, a PathFinder team member will contact you to discuss further steps and to ensure the application meets entrance criteria set forth in the application. Once approved, applicant may select the workshops of interest.
Beacons Vendor Number:
#PY1700, Code: 102, Subcode: Mini
2. Private Pay? Yes, if not otherwise eligible for SDRC or Self-Determination (SD) funding. Individuals may pay privately if they are not eligible for funding through the SDRC or SD because they are still in a school district, or because they want to attend more than the 4 workshops funded by the SDRC or their SD Plans. Our Board works hard to fundraise throughout the year to help subsidize workshops to keep them at an affordable cost for those not eligible for SDRC funding. Each 8 hour workshop will be $120 (or $15 per hour for supervised fun). If you have any questions, please contact: Pathfinder@BeaconsNorthCounty.com.
Private paying individuals will be invoiced once all application materials have been completed and enrollment and private pay eligibility confirmed.
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