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A huge thanks to everyone for coming out to our Employ & Empower event

Special thanks to our business sponsor BMO Harris Bank for their support for our Employ & Empower event.

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PAEP is proud to be a partner of a new national program brought here to Illinois, Project SEARCH!

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through individualized employment services.

Our History

Parents Alliance Employment Project has existed since 1982. It is unique in that it was parent initiated and operated for many years staffed solely by parent volunteers. This network of parents became proactive when the only employment option for their developmentally disabled young adults was a sheltered workshop. They fought for mainstreaming their children in the public school system and community integration. PAEP has been emphasizing integrated work with supports into businesses long before the national trend!

Our Services

Services provided by PAEP are based on the philosophy that all individuals have the right to work in the communities in which they live. PAEP provides a variety of programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities including career counseling, job training and preparation, job development, job placement, and job coaching and follow-up. Each of the unique services assists individuals with disabilities develop secure career plans, enter into and retain community employment.

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You can now donate online to support PAEP's mission of promoting independence, one job at a time!

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PAEP videoInspiring Words

Our new video features parents and employers, talking about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities served through the Parents Alliance Employment Project supported employment program.   Watch The New Video »


Contact Us:

Parents Alliance Employment Project
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532



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CARF logoCARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) has accredited Parents Alliance Employment Project for its Employment Services: Community Employment Services in Job Development, Job Supports, and Job Site Training Programs.

Parents Alliance works in partnership with the workNet
DuPage Career Center.

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PAEP does not provide direct services through this website; it is intended for informational purposes only.