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New Resource: The Essential Elements of Customized Employment for Universal Application

The US Dept of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the Youth Technical Assistance Center (Y-TAC), and the Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WINTAC (two Technical Assistance Agencies) have collaborated with experts on Customized Employment to create a new 12-page guide on the subject.

This document articulates the essential elements of Customized Employment (CE) almost exclusively from the perspective of working with individuals with significant disabilities, but it is an approach that can be used for any individual with barriers to employment in need of the service.

The Guide is organized in four sections:

1. Overview of Customized Employment

2. Conducting Discovery and Creating Discovery Documents

3. Planning for Customized Employment

4. Employment Development Representation

This link opens a PDF of the Guide:

This link opens the ODEP page about Customized Employment:

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