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Customized Employment is..

  • Individualizing the employment relationship between employees and employers in ways that meet the needs of both
  • A person centered approach to employment that is based on the individual’s
    • Strengths
    • Needs
    • Interests
  • Blend of services designed to increase employment options for individuals with significant disabilities

Customized Employment incorporates several different strategies:

  • Job carving/creation
  • Job sharing
  • Supported Employment
  • Self-employment or entrepreneurial initiatives
  • Other individualized job development or restructuring strategies that result in job responsibilities that match both the employee’s and employer’s needs.

Customized Employment Publications:

Customized Employment: Practical Solutions for Employment Success - Developed by the National Center on Workforce and Disability, in conjunction with ODEP, this portfolio is intended as an introduction to Customized Employment for individuals who are not familiar with the concept.

Customized Employment Newsletter
- Published by Maryland Disability WorkFORCE Information Exchange.
June 2005 (pdf)

To learn more about Customized Employment contact:

Maryland Customized Employment Partnership

Maryland Disability WorkFORCE Information Exchange

The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD/A)