Supported Employment


Adults who want to work may be eligible for Supported Employment services. Supported employment is paid work that is integrated in the community for individuals with developmental disabilities. Supports could include job development, transportation training, and specialized job training. Job development takes into account the needs, interests, talents and skills of the person as well as the needs of the employer. The adult, his or her Service Coordinator, the Department of Rehabilitation and other members of the planning team work together to determine if Supported Employment is the right option. If so, the team creates an agreement about the supports that might be most helpful for success on the job. Supported Employment can be provided in individual or group settings.