Participation in Supported Employment
by Persons with Severe or Profound Mental Retardation
A Newcastle City Council spokesperson said: "Overall, our supported employment
service has supported 157 people since April and employs 31 people, including 18 posts that are specifically for people who have significant barriers to employment or face inequalities in the workplace.
The most effective form of supported employment
for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) is the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) method (Bond et al.
Posttreatment data were available for 34 participants at 3 mo (16 in supported employment
plus CogSMART [3 with moderate TBI] and 18 in enhanced supported employment
[4 with moderate TBI]).
As in other years, almost every sector in Ireland is represented from small to mediumsized family-owned businesses to large multi-national companies, Government offices, ministers, TDs, sports stars, national broadcasters and some of Ireland's bestknown professionals, all working together for one day to lend their support to supported employment
The supported employment
teams were provided with a perfect platform to raise awareness of the specialist support available to employers and celebrate their recent successes of securing paid employment for local disabled people.
Although the success of supported-employment interventions has not gone unrecognized--the Thresholds Supported Employment
program earned a Gold Achievement Award in 2009 from the American Psychiatric Association in the category of community-based programs--access to such services is limited, Dr.
Successful implementations of evidence-based supported employment
for people with psychiatric disabilities are well documented in the USA (Bond et al.
The Minister was speaking at the annual conference of the British Association for Supported Employment
, which began at the Birmingham Conservatoire yesterday.
The center's research department, in partnership with the Dartmouth Medical School, will oversee the treatment study, which will examine the value of delivering supported employment
and appropriate behavioral health services to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries with a primary impairment of schizophrenia or affective disorder.
23-25: National Supported Employment
Conference: Saskatoon; [E] conference@sarcan.
Over the past several decades, there has been a tremendous shift in traditional work and in supported employment
settings for people with more severe forms of mental retardation (Mank, Cioffi, & Yovanoff; 2000; Pierce, McDermott, & Butkus, 2003).