When the trainee has reached their specified outcomes as defined in the plan and UCP Employment Staff is spending less than 25% supervision, the trainee is then employed independently.  All individuals will continue to receive follow-along as long as they are employed and the individual and employer agree that follow along services are needed.  Follow-Along Services can be provided by applying for services from the Department of Mental Health if not already on the roles of Albany Regional Center. 

Ongoing records can/will be kept on:

  1. Date of employment
  2. Place of employment
  3. Work supervisor
  4. Rate of pay, hours, and benefits – yearly
  5. Work progress and performance (review when possible) – 3 months & yearly
  6. Special work considerations
  7. Satisfaction with job
  8. Employer termination reports when possible.

Follow-Along services are designed to help individuals retain employment.  These may occur on or off site and involve one or more of the following:

  • Individual
  • Co-Worker
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Management
  • Parent/Guardian
  • School district
  • Support Staff / Caregiver
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

The areas of support involve many different topics that can affect the success of a person on their job.  These include but are not limited to:  accuracy, advancement, attendance, behavior, hygiene, interaction, personal issues, production, punctuality, retraining, socialization, and transportation.