We utilize, revise, and develop partnerships with supported employment resources to be more effective at increasing employment opportunity for people with I/DD.
Often, when employers are asked to consider hiring people with I/DD, it is usually in the context of asking for charity, or doing a favor for the people with I/DD. That is not our approach and we do not believe that is necessary.
We approach this issue from a value-adding perspective. We know that this population can add value to an employer’s business. They have unique skills, abilities and desires that the general employee population do not have and can fill positions that the general employee population would not be is good at or enthusiastic about doing. Our approach is to educate employers on these skills and abilities of these people that are unique to the workforce. This provides the employers with some new ideas of how they can fill positions that may normally be very difficult to fill with the general employee.