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Supportive Employment

Supported employment offers continuing assistance from an employment specialist to maintain long-term employment for individuals who have previously been unable to succeed in traditional employment.

Supported Employment Benefits:

  • Takes place in an integrated work setting.

  • Assists individuals with developmental disabilities, severe and persistent mental illnesses, or other significant disabilities.

  • Includes Job Coaching that is often provided by an employment specialist after placement on the job.

  • Maintains support services to the worker for present and future employment needs.

  • Builds extended ongoing supports with agencies and partners outside of VR to assist a person in maintaining employment.
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