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Is my son or daughter ready for a real job?

What is Supported Employment?

Supported employment is a new way of helping people - even those with the most challenging disabilities - to get and keep real jobs.

Our experience with using supported employment contradict traditional facility-based programs like sheltered workshops that focus on readiness training (“train and place”).

Studies have shown that most of the individuals in such programs do not ever get jobs, earn on average poor wages, and are perceived primarily by their disability, rather than their strengths.

Supported employment focuses on immediate employment and long-term support (“place and train”).

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