Community Employment

Community Employment: People with disabilities work in the community, alongside people with and without disabilities, earning at least minimum wage or the same pay as people without disabilities.

Community employment might also be referred to as integrated employment and competitive employment. These all mean the same thing.

Customized Employment: A person with a disability and an employer work together to create a job that benefits both. The job is based on the employer’s needs and on a person’s strengths, talents and interests and may include accommodations for the employee, or the employee performing special tasks for the employer.

Supported employment: These services can help me figure out what job I might like or help me train for a job. These services can also help me maintain my job. Supported employment does not mean work in a sheltered workshop; it means support for community employment