Having a job represents much more than earning a salary. Employment, including the kind of work one performs, influences one's personal identity, sense of belonging, and place in the world. Furthermore, employment represents one primary way of expressing the inherent human need to contribute – doing something that matters. Yet all too often the significance of employment for people with disabilities has been unrecognized, ignored, or minimized.
Supported employment is designed to promote personalized employment opportunities for people with disabilities when they need support to:
Discover personal interests and contributions,
Find or negotiate a job that fits things people like to do and do well,
Become established as valued employees; and
Pursue job advancements.
SETP Web Page - Information
for Job Seekers & Families
The Big Sign Syndrome: The Job
Developer's Small Business Advantage
Customized Employment Info (ODEP)
The Productivity Fallacy
A Commentary on Sec. 14(c) FLSA
Kentucky 's Supported Employment Training Project provides support for professionals who in turn support people with disabilities with finding good jobs. Our work through the
Human Development Institute
University of Kentucky
, is sponsored by the
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Kentucky Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
. Please contact
to make suggestions or request additional information. Many documents on this site are only available in PDF format.
Last Updated: February 24, 2014
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