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Supportive Employment

A significant portion of individuals with developmental disorders are unemployed or underemployed. These individuals can face specific challenges working independently at points in their development and achieving their full potential. Supportive employment is designed to help members of this population attain their highest level of success in competitive work settings. This is relevant because it widens access for individuals with developmental disorders to participate in and receive the benefits of being part of the workforce. As part of the workforce, individuals can achieve a sense of pride, foster a sense of worth, and further develop their skill sets. By providing supportive employment in private, public, and nonprofit sectors, companies are better able to fulfill their corporate mission and meet the demands of the marketplace. This ...

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