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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.

 

CASE MANAGERS: GUIDES ON THE PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT

Join us for 6 sessions with 6 effective case managers from SELN member states. Case managers will share innovative approaches they used to help 6 individuals move forward along their employment pathway.

Details and registration information.

SELN Guidance for Conversations

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About the Guidance
Guided conversations help people process information, draw their own conclusions, and make their own decisions. The ultimate goal of guided conversations is to identify and design a person’s pathway towards rewarding employment. For more information about the guidance, visit the guidance webpage.

 

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