A triptych of photos: first, a young white woman with Down Syndrome, her brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, stares intently at her laptop; next, a white middle-aged woman in a wheelchair sits, wearing a high-visibility construction vest, with her arms folded, with similarly dressed coworkers; finally a blind Black woman, mid-twenties, hair worn natural and round, peruses a Braille book while sitting at a small table in a cozy office.

The goal of the Supported Employment program is to help people with significant disabilities become employed and included in the community workforce.

CDCI provides training and technical assistance to supported employment programs and high school transition programs throughout the state of Vermont.

Partners in Supported Employment

The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is a national and state membership organization formed to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons with severe disabilities. APSE is an organization for supported employees, employers, family members, providers, and advocates.

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion partners with Vermont APSE to educate and provide technical assistance. 

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An icon of a figure carrying a briefcase. Text: Supported Employment.

 

Bryan Dague: a white man in his late sixties with heavy glasses and straight brown hair cropped short, wearing a suit and tie and shown mid-lecture

 

Bryan Dague, Ed.D

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT Project Director & Research assistant professor