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Episode 49 Resources: The Process of Customized Employment

  • Customized Employment Q and A
    Fact sheet providing broad overview of Customized Employment and the forms it may take in the workplace.
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy – Department of Justice
    Link: www.dol.gov/odep/ietoolkit/publications/138.pdf/
  • Customized Employment Resources
    Includes: Customized Employment Videos, Customized Employment — A Compendium of Federal, State and Local Implementation, Federal and State Agency Policies and Practices, Additional Resources, and Additional Customized Employment Materials
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy – Department of Justice
    Link: www.dol.gov/odep/topics/customizedemployment.htm
  • Customized Employment Works Everywhere
    Examples of customized positions across the US. Stories of different people in different states demonstrating how customized employment worked for them.
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy – Department of Justice
    Link: www.dol.gov/odep/documents/vignette_v3_blue_508_final.pdf
  • Department of Labor Video – Creating Opportunities and Solutions
    Video of different people in different positions demonstrating how customized employment worked for them.
    Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy – Department of Justice
    Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN9V34eN5jo&feature=youtu.be
  • Customized Employment in Kentucky Video
    The seven-minute video profiles three employees with developmental disabilities who are working in their community, in jobs which are a good fit for them, and in which their contributions are valued by their employer. The common thread in these stories is that the jobs were “customized,” a process in which employer needs are matched with the talents, interests and contributions of individual job seekers.
    Source: Human Development Institute
    Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIkaHkQKukQ
  • Employment Files Videos
    A variety of videos on customized positions. 14 Videos.
    Source: Employment Files YouTube
    Link: www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtURikHL6kSonbWvavl9Xw
  • Unconcious Biases – Shattering Assumptions Video
    Video about concerns about people with disabilities in the workplace. Perspectives from employers, employees, and family members
    Source: Carolyn Jeppsen
    Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFcUhaW7tS8&feature=youtu.be​
  • Information Brief – Perspective of Employers on Customized Employment
    This information brief provides the results of six focus groups conducted in 2015 under ODEP’s Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program (EFSLMP). The purpose of the focus groups was to garner the perspective of employers of various sizes, sectors, and locations who had hired individuals with disabilities into customized jobs within the past year.
    Source: The LEAD Center
    Link: www.leadcenter.org/system/files/resource/downloadable_version/CE_Info_Brief_Employer_Perspective_0.pdf
  • Advancing Employment
    Advancing Employment is dedicated to building a community for inclusive employment in Georgia. It is here where individuals with disabilities, their families, service providers, and others interested in employment can learn and connect with one another. We believe competitive integrated employment is possible for EVERYONE.
    Link: www.advancingemployment.com