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Screening and assessment

This section explores workforce development practices that assist the customer in determining competencies and goals. Practices can range from career development, exploration and planning, and identification of non-apparent disabilities to formal assessment and screening.

Self-Employment for Eric

Through “Jobs for All: An Olmstead Employment Initiative,” a five-year WorkFORCE Action grant funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Eric is making that dream come true.

Employment Success for DC Through Resource Ownership

Through resource ownership and the efforts of DC and his customized employment team, DC has a job he is happy with, working with animals and doing what he loves.

Ana Talavera: Illuminating the Fog

With the help of a job coach from the Georgia Customized Employment Project's PROJECT EXCEED, Ana used her bilingual skills and her love of children to create a job in an Atlanta school system and to buy a computer system.

Jacob's Job Creation: Alaska

Jacob's job with a local moving company was created through negotiations between his employer and customized employment staff with the Juneau Job Center.

Alvin: Alabama

Alvin owns his own engineering support service business, a goal that he achieved through the Easter Seals of Central Alabamas ACE Micro-Enterprise Program.

Asif Is Eager to Go to Work: Tennessee

After participating in a self-determination workshop and volunteer positions, Asif obtained a position in a hospital that was negotiated with his employer through the efforts of the Tennessee Customized Employment Partnership team.