Team Woofgang & Co offers adults with disabilities hands-on job skills training and peer support through our retail and production curriculums.
Team Woofgang & Co is squarely focused on empowering adults with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities. Team Woofgang’s curriculum offers training tailored to the unique special abilities of each team member. By enhancing individual skills, they achieve the invaluable sense of worth felt while being independent, successful, and productive. Team Woofgang is also committed to raising awareness of our mission, one treat at a time, by participating in local farmer’s markets, fairs, and festivals.
At our retail store located at 1300 Post Road in Fairfield, our team members are provided with ample opportunity to exercise their ability to read, to perform math, and to make use of both fine and gross motor skills. They package and sell our products while learning practical skills including customer service and retailing.
Focused Skills Development 1. Communication
Includes appropriate customer and co-worker interactions.
2. Shop Keeping
Includes inventory control, money handling, and cleaning.
Includes social media content, merchandising, and promotions.
Includes use of copier/printer, filing, and phone etiquette.
Includes order retrieval, packaging/ mailing, reading, and writing.
6. General Life
Includes time management, task analysis, hygiene, and professional expectations.
At our production facility located at 2861 Fairfield Ave in Bridgeport, our team members are introduced to and instructed on a variety of skills necessary for the successful production of dog treats, no-sew pet blankets and pet toys. They prepare and bake our products while learning skills including quality control and kitchen safety.
Focused Skills Development 1. Food Safety
Implements safe practice of food handling, storage, and preparation.
2. Kitchen Safety and Cleanliness
Implements sanitary methods and safe use of high temperature ovens/trays and appliances.
3. Baking Skills
Implements reading, math, repetitive tasks, sequential ordering and fine motor skills.
4. Non-Baking Skills
Implements hand-eye coordination, tying/knotting, and spatial recognition.
5. General Life
Includes time management, task analysis, personal hygiene, and professional expectations.
DID YOU KNOW? Programs offered through the public school system to students with disabilities decline at age 18 and become unavailable to those students once they turn 21? Team Woofgang & Co. looks to address this lack of support by providing social opportunities and vocational training with the goal of offering independence and the sense of self-worth that comes with “a job well done.”
Visit our Retail Store at 1300 Post Road – Fairfield, Connecticut | (203) 292.3286