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Customer initiated supported employment

by Wehman, P., Sherron Targett, P., Freeman, D., Leion, J.

Describes the Consumer Initiated Approach to Supported Employment, a 3 year federally funded demonstration project designed to maximize consumer choice and participation in the supported employment process. Key model components include:

  • consumer led assessment,
  • consumer driven job selection,
  • individualized vocational supports,
  • customized job retention services
This article describes each component, offers suggestions for employment specialists, and highlights outcomes for the 48 project participants with severe traumatic brain injury and/or physical disability who gained competitive employment.


Journal of Vocational Rehabilitaiton, 7, p. 205-215. 1996.

 


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