Trans Cen Inc's. WorkLink Program: A new day for day services
by Murphy, S. Easterbrook, E., Bendetson, S. & Lieberman, S.
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Trans Cen Inc's. WorkLink Program: A new day for day services.
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,
Murphy, S. Easterbrook, E., Bendetson, S. & Lieberman, S. (2014). Trans Cen Inc's. WorkLink Program: A new day for day services. Journal of Vocational rehabilitation, 40(2) 125-130.
As support for Employment First and the demand for integrated employment grows, the shortcomings of our current service system are becoming more apparent. This article discusses an innovative approach to braiding funding resources and services that addresses programmatic barriers and utilizes the Developmental Disabilities Service (DDS) system to augment Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services to facilitate direct hire, integrated jobs for people with more significant intellectual disabilities. It describes TransCen, Inc.'s approach to braiding services to promote employment and support customized job placement. Ideas for improving program services and recommendations for system-change are presented.
Reprinted from the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation with permission from IOS Press.