Bringing Employment First to Scale: Supports Planning
A brief for employment consultants and employment support professionals, offering them practical advice on how to plan supports for job seekers with disabilities. Supports planning is one of the five elements of the comprehensive model of employment supports that seeks to increase competitive integrated employment. Anticipating support needs (e.g., transportation, benefits planning, practice interviews) in advance helps ensure a smooth job entry and increases the chances for job retention and career advancement. A sample of employment consultants reported investing on average 52 minutes per day in supports planning.
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- ThinkWork: Research and Training Center on Advancing Employment with IDD
- Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston