Career Ventures is one of the programs and services offered by The Arc of Orleans County, a nonprofit organization formed in 1970 by parents of people with mental handicaps and other disabilities. It assists people with developmental and physical disabilities who are eligible for its supported work program. Career Ventures assists them in matching their interests, skills and talents with jobs in the community. The program offers a variety of short- and long-term supports, including assessment, hands-on job coaching and advocacy with employers. Positions range from manufacturing and food service to retail and clerical. The organization also finds job placements for people re-entering the workforce after an injury and illness. Career Ventures is based in Albion, N.Y.