Community Rehabilitation Providers & Creative Funding for Self Employment
Beth Durkee, Allegan Co. Community MH
All ACE Staff , VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE)
Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) and board members serve millions of people with disabilities daily in communities across the country. CRPs are constantly engaged in financial successes and frustrations in accessing, developing, maintaining and creating funding to provide the best possible services and choices to each person they serve. Self-employment often requires unique "creative funding" skills, social capital leveraging, and leadership of CRP employees and board members. This session addresses the ongoing experiences, successes and frustrations of Allegan, a CRP that is an early adopter of self-employment as choice for individuals with disabilities.