Mission Statement

Palouse Industries will provide education, training, and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities residing in Whitman and Latah Counties in order to assist them to attain their highest possible socioeconomic level in the community.

Purpose Statement

Palouse Industries serves as a model for areas businesses and service providers to see children and adults with special needs as contributing members of our society. Ideally, Palouse Industries strives for the day when supports will be available in each preschool, business, public agency, and charitable organization that would sufficiently serve the needs of people with disabilities. Until then we are at the service of our community, state, local municipalities and families.

Program Managers

Contact icon for Eric
Executive Director
(509) 332-6561

Contact icon for Thelma
Business Manager
(509) 332-6561

Contact icon for Sue
Director of Children and Family Services
(509) 332-4420

Contact icon for Teresa
Employment Services Coordinator
(509) 332-6561

Participants' RIGHTS

You have the right to:

  1. Terminate services with Palouse Industries.
  2. Be treated with respect and in a dignified manner;
  3. Be free from invasion of privacy;
  4. Actively participate in the development of your plan for services, including the right to formulate advance directives, review the plan, and to approve or reject any parts;
  5. Choose how your services are delivered;
  6. Be free from discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national origin, Vietnam Era veteran status, disability, religion or creed, marital status, or sexual orientation;
  7. Access information of services that you may be eligible for and any related charges for such services;
  8. Confidential treatment of all information contained in your individual record(s);
  9. Review and correct your personal record(s);
  10. The provision of a safe and healthy work environment;
  11. Access information concerning all rules and regulations governing workplace conduct and your responsibilities as an employee;
  12. Be free from unnecessary medications, restraints, and restrictions;
  13. To be free from mental, verbal, physical and sexual abuse, humiliation and exploitation;
  14. Decide whether or not to participate in research after the research has been explained to you, and not unless you or your legal representative give written consent for you to participate;
  15. Utilize an advocate or have legal representation in all meetings in which a decision is expected to be made about your services, and/or during grievance proceedings;
  16. Be compensated for work, commensurate with your abilities, at prevailing wages.
  17. Be fully informed regarding fees to be charged and methods for payment;
  18. Complain and make recommendations and not have someone “get even” with you;

Supported in part by United Way

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