! AN ISSUE OF ECONOMIC
! Corey Smith Roadie Via of the Lehigh
! Mike Menio Business Owner
! Paul Weller Business Owner
The Research Says????
! During the 1900’s a decade that witnessed the
strongest economy in US history only 26% of
adults with intellectual disabilities leaving high
school attained jobs in the community (Metzel
et al, 2007)
! Most families report that after graduation the
issues of SOCIAL ISOLATION is even more
important than employment
! “Van Therapy” is the fastest growing service for
adults with intellectual disabilities
The Labor Market
! CE jobs usually hold up much better than
workshops during a recession
! Human Resources
! Risk Management
! The Comparative Model
! The Dehumanizing of the hiring practice
! The Top 50 Employers
! Project Search
How Most Jobs are
! Want Add’s
! Employment Agencies
! According to DOL:
! CE means individualizing the relationships
between employers & employees in ways that
meet the needs of both.
! It is based upon individuals determination of
strengths, needs & interests, of the person with
a disability, & is designed to meet the special
needs of both or
! CE is a newer concept that builds on the best
that we have learned through supported
employment and takes a more entrepreneurial
! CE starts again with the premise that everyone
with supports can work
! Using CE we are negotiating employment
outcomes and not usually looking for jobs in
the news paper
! The Challenge: Creating lasting
satisfying person directed employment
beyond the confines of traditional job
development to also include new
concepts including resource ownership
and supported self-employment.
! Discovery is an active process of
investigating an individuals work interests
and passions in the work world.
! Discovery is about figuring out some
ones Ideal Conditions of Employment
and their EXPLOITABLE skills and
! John Butterworth Example
Ideal Conditions of
! Strengths, Skills, Supports, contributions
! Relationships that matter and that help
us get lots of ideas
! One place leads to another, one person,
leads to another, family, friends,
strangers, acquaintances, professionals
Judy the Professor!!!!
! Hi I am a vocational counselor who is helping
someone develop a career path who is
interested in the type of work you do?
! Could we take a half hour of your time and give
us a tour and learn about your business?
! Listen, ask good questions?
! Could Joe try out that task?
! What is
Planning for Outcomes
! Typical Wage Job
! Carved CE wage job
! Finding the right tasks & employer needs
! Wage Resource Ownership strategies
! Finding a Niche
! Supported Self-Employment
! The Whole NINE YARDS!!!!
My Office Job!!
Discovering my Genius
! Job Development in a NO JOB
! School to work transition/Autism Grant
! Getting to know Richie, cooking, prep
! Trip to New Jersey
! Family desires
! Informational Interviews
! Job tryout’s
! Resource Ownership
Developing Social Capital
! Social Capital and the norms of
trustwortiness an reciprocity
! Robert Putman author of Bowling Alone
and Better Together
! Ben’s Story
! John’s DJ Gig
! Resource Ownership is a newer
employment concept approved by the
department of labor.
! With Resource Ownership an individual
brings some added value that is usually
equipment or advanced training with
them to the job site that helps an
employer capture more revenue and be
able to hire more employees
Paying for Discovery and
! VR assessment $$$$
! PASS Plans
! Economic Development
! High Schools
! Private Pay
Developing Real Resources:
Selling Your Business!!!
Michael J’s Vending
Partnering traditional @
! Developing roughly $ 850,000 in alternative
funding has helped increase OVR and county
funding by $500,000.
! WE NEED TO MAKE EMPLOYMENT FOR
THE PEOPLE THAT WE SERVE AN ISSUE
OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT!!!!
! Every job and BIZ idea reviewed today was
DISCOVERED and not found in the