DOF Helps Baltimore-Based Employment Center Double Its Space!

Itineris provides person centered programs focused on helping individuals develop the skills needed to obtain a meaningful job in a field they enjoy. We focus on Pointe Based Learning and Community Based Learning and programming that utilizes the Itineris Adult Autism Career and Life Skills Curriculum. Our adults participate in Work Awareness and Job Readiness classes, social skills, community integration, decision-making and self-advocacy, technology, Independent Daily Living Skills, Functional Academics and Fitness and Wellness classes. Staff are trained in autism, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis), TEACHH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped Children) and a variety of other strategies to best support our adults. Additionally, staff provides individualized and goal oriented support.

Itineris has a significant waiting list of requests for service that they are unable to meet due to limited space.  With a goal to double the size of their space, Itineris approached DOF to provide a loan to purchase the building (of which they were leasing half of the square footage) to provide the needed space.  In September 2017, we closed a $2,600,000 loan with Itineris and the renovations have already begun.  Congratulations Itineris on your new “home”!