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Inclusive Employment

Inclusive employment is a goal for working-age youth and adults with different abilities, including those with complex and significant needs who may have had limited or no opportunities to work in the past. Keystone Human Services believes that everyone can be a contributing member of society and that being employed is an important part of a person's involvement in the community. There are many challenges and myths that stand in the way, but with support from family, friends, schools, human service agencies, and businesses, people with disabilities can take the steps to find successful, inclusive employment and become a valuable part of the workforce.

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#InclusionWorks: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
This is what we know: Inclusion works. An inclusive workforce where people with disabilities work alongside their non-disabled peers benefits everyone. Individuals with disabilities benefit. Businesses benefit. And the community as a whole benefits. That’s why we’re so dedicated to inclusive employment. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and this year’s...
Sep 30, 2016 4:35 PM ET
The Importance of Connections in Customized Employment
In November, Melissa Holt shared her experiences finding a job through customized employment. In this guest blog post, Kaori Kelly, the employment specialist Melissa worked with, shares her thoughts. If there was a theme of my work with Melissa to support her to...
Aug 11, 2016 2:10 PM ET
How to Tell if Self Employment Is the Right Option for a Person with a Disability
When we as a society think about employment for people with disabilities, we rarely think about self-employment. In fact, in can be difficult for anyone’s family and friends to imagine their family member or friend as an entrepreneur. Yet self-employment can be a wonderful opportunity for people with disabilities. How do you know if self-employment is the right option for someone with a...
Aug 1, 2016 12:25 PM ET
Inclusive Employment is a Team Effort
Inclusive employment is a team effort between the person, their parents, residential specialists, employment specialists, and businesses. In this blog post, we’re going to focus on teamwork between employment specialists and residential specialists. The reality is that it’s not just the employment specialists that support someone to get a job. For people who live in a residential...
May 16, 2016 2:30 PM ET
Systems Change for Inclusive Employment: Is It Worth It?
Blog post by Erica Kishpaugh, Employment Services Director...
Apr 13, 2016 1:10 PM ET