ECHO Academy

ECHO Academy and PAES Lab

The ECHO Academy is a structured teaching environment that will enhance individuals’ purpose, independence and employability. The ECHO Academy complements our Employment, Day Support, and Transportation services. The Academy encompasses five areas of focus: Hygiene; Computer Skills; Life Skills; Social Skills, Personal/Community Skills; and, Vocational Development.


The innovative PAES lab details participants’ career aptitudes and interests. The Lab is a simulated work environment where individuals are assessed on career potential and employability skills. PAES can help identify functional skill levels, career interests, aptitude for community-based employment, and work behavior strengths and barriers to success.


For more information please contact Valerie Burton at or (571) 707-8244.


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