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Customized employment and disclosure

by Inge, K. & Targett, P.

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Inge, K. & Targett, P. (2008). Customized employment and disclosure. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 28(3), 129 - 132.

A key component of customized employment involves negotiating an individualized employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in ways that meet the needs of both.  Employers will have questions regarding why a person is asking to customize his or her job. This may require disclosing the job seeker’s disability.  Disclosing a disability may be a major cause of anxiety or concern for people with disabilities as well as those who assist them when looking for a job.  It is very important to consider how an individual will disclose his or her disability as well as when and what will be disclosed. This customized employment corner will provide information about some key considerations for achieving effective disclosure in employment settings.