Customized Employment for Youth and Young Adults with Significant Disabilities

Customized employment has been a recognized process in utilizing creative means for obtaining individual employment for those with significant disabilities for years (Griffin Hammis LLC, 2014). This presentation will summarize the findings of a multi-analysis of research articles about customized-employment and educators, and a mixed method feasibility study where customized employment processes were conducted for a group of young adults with significant disabilities. 1. Participants will learn about customized employment processes for youth and young adults with significant disabilities. 2. Participants will learn about the education need for practitioners related to customized employment. 3. Participants will learn ways to make customized employment processes feasible in their own environments for youth and young adults with significant disabilities.

Mary Pearson