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Why Does Community Employment Matter?

“I feel more independent now that I’m making my own money." -Jared

 

Our core belief about employment is that everyone has the right to, and can, work in the community, regardless of disability type and severity.

We all want jobs where our skills and strengths are recognized and valued. We work to earn money, connect with others, and build a life we desire. Why should people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) be any different?

When we talk about employment, we mean a person with IDD working at an individual job in a local business, earning the prevailing wage for that position or industry, alongside peers without disabilities.

Research shows that many individuals with disabilities want to work in their community. And many do!


Jared is a full-time benefited employee at a cable assembly plant.

 

Online Events

Rhode Island-Only Events
For information about the RI community life engagement event, contact Sheila.Johnson@umb.edu.

Pennsylvania-Only Events
For information about the ​Pennsylvania Building Capacity for Community Life Engagement Series, contact Sheila.Johnson@umb.edu.

We do not have any public events scheduled at this time.

Online event archives:
Systematic Instruction Online Series, winter/spring 2017
WIOA: Opportunities and Challenges, spring 2016

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ThinkWork is a website for ICI’s projects that promote integrated employment for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.