Detroit Partners for Customized Employment


Disability Awareness Training

Under the grant, both mandated and non-mandated partners received training to build the community's capacity to provide Customized Employment services and increase disability awareness and expertise. UCP, in partnership with Employment for All, created a "Tools of Customization" curriculum that includes an introduction to Customized Employment; the discovery process and personal profiles; conducting a profile meeting; budgeting and planning; creating a portfolio; and job development (carving, creation, and negotiation). PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and forms were developed for case managers, career specialists, job developers, and providers. Non-mandated partners were also informed about disability and disability-related issues, the Ticket to Work, transportation, and support services. In addition, the One-Stops have added disability training to the monthly training services provided to their contractors. As a result, customers with disabilities receive services by staff competent in meeting their needs.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
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