To create opportunities and provide supports for people with disabilities to gain and maintain competitive employment.

What is PRIME?


PRIME (Preparing Individuals for Meaningful Employment) is a program designed to help people with disabilities find a job or career of their choosing and then to support them, so they thrive in their new employment role. Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities require a certain level of assistance with discovering their strengths, identifying the type of field they desire to work in, matching their strengths to the right job and employer, and navigating the demands of the job once employed. ICM Employment Specialists provide these supports to ensure that anyone with a disability who wants to work, can work.

What Makes ICM’s Program Different?


ICM recognizes that everyone who wants to work should be able to work and deserves to have the right supports. That is why ICM provides comprehensive employment services to individuals with disabilities seeking jobs in the community. Our organization customizes support services to fit the needs of our job seekers with a holistic approach. ICM helps its customers identify their own unique preferences, needs and strengths that will lead to finding and keeping jobs in the community that they want and like. At ICM, there is no mandatory pre-vocational education or training required for a customer to benefit from employment services – the only requirement is that he or she wants to work. 

PIE (Partners in Employment)

ICM’s PIE program is a group of Arkansas-based employers who have partnered with ICM and believe in the immense benefits of employing people with disabilities. Multiple employers throughout the state offer externship and employment opportunities to ICM customers including ICM owned and operated, Flywheel Pies. ICM’s expanding network of employer partners offers incredible opportunities for people with disabilities to develop employment skills and build rewarding careers.


What Does ICM Offer?

For job seekers, ICM offers:

  • Customized employment supports and services
  • Resume development
  • Assistance with job search
  • Work experiences with community business partners
  • Job development in the community
  • Interview preparedness
  • Onsite, one-on-one job coaching
  • Referrals for assistive technology

For employers, ICM offers:

  • Job site needs assessments
  • Job customization
  • Customized employer and staff trainings
  • Assistance with job accommodations
  • Ongoing employer support
  • Assistive technology information for employers


ICM and University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Partnership

ICM and the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (UA-PTC) partner to support students with disabilities to complete a three-year intensive curriculum known as the 3D program. During the three-year program students engage in classroom instruction, hands-on kitchen practicum, and externships with central Arkansas employers. Following graduation, ICM and UA-PTC support students as they begin competitive careers in the culinary field. Click here to learn more about the 3D program.


How to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about ICM’s employment supports program, please contact us at or 501-228-006 today!

How to Learn More?

If you would like to learn more about ICM’s employment supports program, please contact us at or 501-228-006 today!

Check out this great music video about hiring people with disabilities.  “The Hiring Chain” by Sting.