Services for people with developmental disabilities.
Hattie Larlham employment services finds jobs for adults with disabilities in Cleveland and Akron companies.

Employment Services

Hattie Larlham Employment Services works with a network of Northeast Ohio companies to help people with physical, mental, emotional or developmental disabilities on their employment journey. A Hattie Larlham professional works with the person to prepare for, obtain and retain employment.

Employment services are individualized and tailored to the needs and employment goals of the person. Transition youth services provide instruction and supports for high school-aged youth in Summit, Portage and Medina counties preparing for post-secondary education and employment services. To participate, the person with a disability must be eligible for services through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) or other state or county agency.

Community Employment Services

  • Community-Based Assessment/Work Adjustment:Paid opportunity to job trial in many environments, used to identify a person’s work strengths and weaknesses or work on an identified area of weakness to prepare for competitive employment.
  • Job-Seeking Skills Training: Build interview skills, develop a resume and learn how to look for a job.
  • Job Placement Assistance: One-on-one support to find, apply to and interview for a community job.
  • Job Coaching: Temporary, one-on-one, on-the-job support to learn job tasks and work behaviors.
  • Job Retention/Follow Along: Help stabilize and maintain competitive employment. Services can be provided on a short-term or long-term basis.
  • Summer Youth Employment Program: Four weeks paid work experience and one week instructor-led peer training classroom sessions in community settings.
  • Summer Youth Career Exploration: A three-week glimpse into the world of work, through classroom and hands on learning. Includes visiting and trying out work opportunities at local businesses, based on interests of younger age high school students.
  • Discovery: a team-based career exploration process that identifies interests, strengths, accommodations and supports to determine a person’s path to employment.
  • Benefits Education and Analysis: Comprehensive analysis to determine how work may impact a person’s entitlements or benefits, and assure people that it always pays to work.
  • Work Training: Temporary supported employment in community-based settings that provide a positive mentoring environment and go beyond task-oriented training. A person must be eligible for services through the Department of Developmental Disabilities and meet other eligibility criteria to quality for work training services. The centerpiece of Hattie Larlham’s work training services is Hattie’s Doggie Day Care & Boarding.

To hire a well-trained and highly qualified worker for your business, contact Hattie Larlham Employment Services. See what Hattie Larlham’s Employment Services can do for your business at

Hattie Larlham Work Training Services

Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding is a cage-free pet boarding operation with locations in Akron and Twinsburg that provides employment to people with developmental disabilities interested in a career in animal care. The work training enterprise provides customers with day and overnight care for their dog while they are away from home.

Laura Walker, Director of Vocational Services and Hattie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding

Laura Walker

Director of Employment Services


Hattie Larlham Community Services
1402 Boettler Road, Suite B
Uniontown, Ohio 44685