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Choice and customized employment: A critical component

by Katherine J. Inge

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Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) often report that individuals with disabilities prefer to stay in facility-based programs rather than move into “real jobs” in community businesses. Certainly, all CRPs want to support individuals with disabilities in their job choices. However, service providers must also empower individuals with disabilities to make informed choices and promote active participation in the decision making process. This “Customized Employment Corner”addresses some of the commonly asked questions related to empowering individuals to move from segregated facility-based programs to integrated community employment.