Supported employment programs help people with disabilities to find and keep employment in the competitive labor force. Community based organizations such as local chapters of The Arc, Goodwill Industries, the Mental Health Association of Connecticut and the Connecticut Institute for the Blind provide supported employment services as well as other vocational supports.
Services are provided at no cost to people with disabilities who receive services through one of the state agencies listed above.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Must have a disability that results in a significant barrier to employment and must need support services to find and retain employment in the competitive labor force
HOW TO APPLY
For needs assessment and linkage to appropriate vocational rehabilitation programs, contact the Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS)
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Supported Employment page:
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services page (now part of the Department of Aging and Disability Services):
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
Search by service name: Supported Employment
SOURCES: Department of Aging and Disability Services; Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services;
PREPARED BY: 211/pt
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: May2020