Employment Supports that Promote Job Attainment, Maintenance, and Advancement for People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

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Way Leads On To Way Paths to Employment for People with Intellectual Disability




Over the course of the past several decades, the disability field has made steady progress in moving toward systems of supports for people with intellectual disability and increased self-determination in life choices. However, meaningful, competitive employment in the community on a large scale is a goal that is yet to be realized. This book looks at the current status of our efforts to achieve this goal by examining the following areas: emerging best practices in employment, the return-to-work process for disability beneficiaries, transition planning, vocational assessment and preparation, supports in competitive employment, postsecondary education, service learning, and planning and supporting employment.