By Athena Mandros

Recently we had a reader ask – how are supported employment services funded and delivered? Supported employment provides services and supports to individuals with disabilities to gain and retain employment in a competitive integrated work environment. The main tenet behind supported employment is to find a job for consumers as quickly as possible without pre-vocational training or perquisites. An “integrated” work environment refers to an organization that employs both non-disabled and disabled workers – which is different than a sheltered workshop setting. Services that an individual might receive under supported employment include job placement, social skills training, special on the…
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