Two innovative programs developed by Anthesis to provide training and community placement have received approval by Inland Regional Center

MONTCLAIR, CA — June 1, 2018

Anthesis is proud to announce the start of two new programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD); these programs are focused on developing personalized employment plans around each individual’s talents, interest, and abilities.

“We began developing these programs last year through a State grant; we have seen great success in community employment for both the employer and employees using our highly personal approach to job and career development.  With our approval from the Regional Center, we now have access to critical funding that allows us to further develop these much-needed programs in our community,” said Executive Director, Mitch Gariador.

The new “Discovery: Assessment and Training Services (DATS)” and “Integrated Employment and

Community Based Supports (IECBS)” programs were recently approved through the Inland Regional Center with an effective start date of June 1st and are the first of their kind to be provided in this area.  Both programs comply with new regulations mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).

The programs incorporate competitive integrated employment (CIE), community integration and person-centered thinking concepts in order to assist our program participants to achieve their employment aspirations.  DATS is geared towards the process of individuals seeking competitive employment opportunities with local businesses, whereas IECBS identifies and provides specific training and skills needed for an individual to become successful in CIE.

Anthesis is a leading provider of social and business services that engage and connect adults with [dis]abilities within their local communities through job training, partnerships with local businesses, and supportive social experiences. Since its founding in 1966 by a group of parents who wanted to ensure a full and productive life for their intellectually/developmentally disabled adult children, the mission of Anthesis continues to support independent and inclusive lives for adults with [dis]abilities through employment and community integration.


Media Contact:

Mitch Gariador, Executive Director
(909) 624-3555 x241