Work Activity

Build Industries Client

Build Rehabilitation Industries’ Work Activity Program (WAP), a sheltered work program, is designed to assist adults with developmental disabilities with their pursuit of vocational opportunities under specialized supervision. Participants served develop on the job skills and a strong work ethic while earning an income through productivity based piece rate work. Staff supervisors also work directly with the participants to broaden their individual tolerance for certain tasks, as well as their ability to take on new ones. BUILD also has bilingual staff members for those clients whose first language is not English.

BUILD’s WAP supervisory staff is enthusiastic and has extensive experience with adults with developmental disabilities. Clients participate in the production of items contracted from a myriad of different manufacturers thereby enabling them to receive training in packaging and assembly disciplines. WAP also assists clients in the development of appropriate work habits, attitudes, and pre-employment job preparation classes enabling clients to work toward Community Employment and Integration

The WAP admits clients over the age of 18, referred by an authorizing and/or referring agency, such as a Regional Center or the Department of Rehabilitation, and accommodates persons with, but not limited to, all of the following disabilities:

  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Mental or Emotional Disabilities
  • Non-Ambulatory/Physically Disabled
  • Industrially Injured
  • Hearing / Visually Impaired
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Controlled Seizures

Build Industries Clients

BUILD’s WAP clients should be:

  • Free of illicit drug or substance abuse
  • Free from communicable diseases or able to control their condition per physician’s medical assessment
  • Ambulatory or non-ambulatory
  • Able to safely transport themselves unassisted within the facility
  • Able to arrange their own transportation to and from the facility
  • Able to communicate themselves (at least minimally), or through an interpreter in verbal, written or manual form
  • Independent with medication administration and/or able to meet their medical needs during program hours (Build IS NOT a medical facility and therefore cannot be responsible for client’s medical treatment or the dispensing of any prescribed medications.)
  • Are independent in toileting
  • Have minimized behavioral barriers or deficits, and have demonstrated they are not a danger to themselves or others

Build Rehabilitation Industries’ WAP is designed to facilitate the most effective rehabilitation services possible, leading to the highest potential for vocational development and ultimately to supported and community employment.

Individuals interested in a possible placement and/or tour may contact:

Joel Smollett, Vice President 
Build Rehabilitation Industries
Phone: (818) 898-0020
Fax: (818) 898-1499


Build Rehabilitation Industries is a non-profit agency that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, disability, religion, sex or national origin. Build is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its’ Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

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