Customized Employment (CE) is an alternative method of finding competitive integrated employment that matches the strengths, skills, and abilities of individuals with significant disabilities with the unmet needs of employers. It is a highly structured, person-centered process, carried out over time. Customized Employment is comprised of three (3) primary components: Job Discovery; Job Development, Negotiation and Placement; and Post-Employment Supports.
Customized Employment is a multiagency collaboration between the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) and the Department of Education (CSDE). All three agencies are working together to expand CE Services across Connecticut.
The interagency team launched a Customized Employment course to certify provider staff in the different components of Customized Employment. The team will continually offer the course to provider agency staff to ensure there are qualified staff across the state to provide the service.
Learn more about Customized Employment in the PowerPoint presentation below. More information about CE for individuals and families as well as provider staff are also linked below.
CT Customized Employment 9/2022
Video Presentation: PowerPoint on CT Customized Employment
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