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Customized Employment: Where we are; where we are headed

by Cary Griffin, Dave Hammis, Tammara Geary and Molly Sullivan

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Customized Employment (CE) represents the natural evolution of supported employment (SE). The techniques used
challenge traditional methods and build on SE and relevant competitive employment strategies, but they do represent a departure from having the local job market needs dictate the employment sought. Instead, CE starts with the person and engages employers through an interest-based negotiation revealing the benefits hiring a specific job seeker will have for both parties. The promise of this approach is that stereotypical jobs are reduced and employment better matching an individual’s “personal genius” occurs.