The Supported Employment
Enterprises is an entity of the Department of Labour.
The a priori hypothesis was that agencies specializing in only supported employment
would be more effective and efficient at providing community-based programs.
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.
Some of the topics discussed: supported employment
, assistive technology, self- employment, interagency partnerships, and performance-based funding strategies.
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).
The Maryland waiver will provide services that include respite, supported employment
, personal support, transportation, environmental accessibility adaptations, family and individual support services, and assistive technology and adaptive equipment.