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
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Share the message that #InclusionWorks for people with disabilities and businesses.

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The Importance of Connections in Customized Employment
If there was a theme of my work with Melissa to support her to find a job, it would be the importance of connections. Good connections are important, no matter who is looking for a job.

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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.

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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.

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Systems Change for Inclusive Employment: Is It Worth It?
Systems change is hard. It’s especially hard when the current system seemingly works. It takes a lot of dedicated people who share a vision to make it happen.Pennsylvania and the rest of the United States are currently in the midst of moving from a system of day programs and sheltered workshops to a system promoting employment within a person’s community. It’s a movement from segregated settings to inclusive settings.

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When It Comes to Employment, Perseverance Pays Off
Inclusive employment is possible. Melissa Holt shares how she used personal discovery and perseverance to find a job she loves.

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A Word from KHS's President: Inclusive Employment

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Developing Vision for Inclusive Employment

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Is Inclusive Employment Worth It?

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Rhode Island’s Groundbreaking Agreement to Move Toward Inclusive Employment

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