Nearly half of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities receiving services in Georgia, who do not have a job, indicate they want to work in the community (47 percent). However, only 15 percent of people receiving services have integrated employment as a goal in his/her service plan, according to DBHDD.
Supportive Employment refers to services where people with disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, mental health, and traumatic brain injury, among others, are assisted with obtaining and maintaining employment.
Customized Employment is a way of personalizing the employment relationship between a candidate and an employer in order to meet the needs of both.
Group Supportive Employment means continuous support provided by staff in a naturally occurring place of employment to groups of two to eight individuals who have disabilities and involves interactions with the public and coworkers who do not have disabilities.
It is a model of employment that provides people with disabilities the appropriate, ongoing support that is necessary for success in a competitive work environment.
Community-Based Prevocational Training service to teach people with disabilities proper pre-employment skills to improve their ability to achieve supported or competitive employment in their community.
Supporting self-employment and entrepreneurship among individuals with disabilities and utilizing an array of partnerships at the Federal, state, and local levels to encourage access to funding and resources to assist individuals with disabilities interested in these alternatives to traditional employment.