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Small agency conversion to community-based employment: Overcoming the barriers

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This paper describes a successful model of supported employment developed by a single small agency previously providing services as a segregated day activity centre. The agency began by formalising its philosophy and mission statement, educating the Board and information seeking. Staff commitment and the support of parents was sought. The agency used to models; direct hire and small group enclave placement. The article looks at both worker and co-worker issues, staff training, job terminations and benefits, and future goals. Its summary advises guarding against slipping back into segregated options by maintaining high standards and goals.Keyword: Employment

Author
Beare, Paul
Source
JASH Newsletter Volume 17 Number 3
Publisher
TASH
Publication Date
1 January 1992
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Employment
Origin
United States

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