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The Essential Elements of Customized Employment: Results from a National Survey of Employment Providers

by Katherine J. Inge, Adam Sima, Tim Riesen, Paul Wehman, and Nancy Brooks-Lane

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Inge, K., Sima, A., Riesen, T., Wehman, P. & Brookes-Lane, N. (2020). The Essential Elements of Customized Employment: Results from a National Survey of Employment Providers. In , : .

VCU-RRTC DRRP on Customized Employment conducted a survey to describe the current status of customized employment service delivery as viewed by the rehabilitation providers that implement these services. The survey endeavored to answer the following research questions.

1. What are the critical features of customized employment service delivery as identified by vocational rehabilitation providers?

2. How effectively is customized employment implemented as reported by vocational rehabilitation providers in their agencies?

3. What is the relationship between the demographic characteristics of the service providers (e.g., training, agency affiliation, years of experience) and their perceptions of how they view the critical features of customized employment?

4. What is the relationship between the demographic characteristics of the service providers (e.g., training, agency affiliation, years of experience) and their perceptions of how effectively customized employment services are being implemented?

Acknowledgements:

The VCU DRRP would like to thank National APSE for its assistance in identifying the sample for this survey.

This resource is a chapter in a new customized employment handbook that will be available soon from VCU This recourse was developed under grants from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant numbers #90DP0085 and #90RT5035). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.