Customized Self Employment
Date: 6/12/2007, 2:00pm Eastern
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Corey Smith, Director of Employment Supports, Via of Lehigh Valley Entrepreneurship as a career choice is an important employment option for individuals with disabilities. Self-employment can provide a customized job overcoming barriers to traditional employment such as greater flexibility and income opportunities. Also discussed will be resource ownership. Using this strategy, an individual purchases equipment or property that he or she brings as a "resource" to a paid job in the community. Case studies providing strategies and issues of planning and starting a business will be shared as well as examples of resource ownership.