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What is Supported Employment?

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Regular and consistent employment is crucial for fostering independence and developing important life skills, but employment options can be quite limited for adults with disabilities. However, that doesn’t mean people with disabilities are out of luck when it comes to finding a job. Supported employment offers an alternative employment option for adults with disabilities to work with necessary accommodations.

What is Supported Employment?

But what is supported employment really? This employment option is just like a regular job with a few key differences. For example, job coaches help the employee learn specific tasks that they are responsible for. Depending on the nature of the job, job modifications, such as modified assistive technology, may also be utilized to make sure the employee is able to perform their job properly.

Supported employment is often part of vocational rehabilitation, which involves working with an individual after they have left the school system. Doing so helps the individual integrate into society with the necessary skills they need to perform their job and function as an adult. To qualify for vocational training and supported employment, an appropriate diagnosis, such as autism, an intellectual disability, or a traumatic brain injury, is needed.

If you or a loved one would benefit from supported employment, call us here at Vocational Solutions of Henderson County. We work to help people develop and maintain all of the skills they need to succeed, including life skill and vocational training programs that focus on the individual and what their specific needs are, so call us today for a more personalized approach to life skills training.