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Supported employment for people who are deaf: An overview of the unique needs and challenges

by Ellen M. Hansen

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This article reviews the specialized needs of deaf individuals in supported employment. The primary focus will be the discussion of common challenges and strategies for effectively providing services to deaf people; both those with disabilities, and those who have immigrated to the United States from developing countries. Inclusion into the workplace, successful assessment, job placement, and ongoing support strategies will also be discussed.

Keywords: Deaf people with disabilities and employment, supported employment, cultural and linguistic minority groups

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