Supported Employment is competitive work in an integrated setting with on-going support services for individuals who have I/DD. Competitive work is work for which an individual is compensated in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. An integrated work setting is a job site that is similar to that of the general work force. Such work is supported by any activity needed to sustain paid employment by persons with disabilities. The following supported employment activities are designed to assist individuals in acquiring and maintaining employment:
development and placement services that create an appropriate
job match for the individual and the employer.
On the job training
in work and work related skills required to perform the
necessary functions of the job.
of the individuals performance on the job.
services necessary to assure job retention as identified in the
person-centered support plan.
Training in related
skills essential to secure and retain employment.