Mississippi DRS Customized Employment


“In a 2011 pilot project, Mississippi Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) introduced Customized Employment as an option for counselors to use in serving individuals with the most significant disabilities. In the first phase of the project, staff were trained and assisted in working with jobseekers in teams, resulting in job placements for all participants. In the second phase, Customized Employment / Discovery was added as an MDRS service category for the Individual Plan for Employment (IPE). … TACE provided training and technical assistance for skill-building and focus group supports. Currently MDRS is proposing to expand the use of Customized Employment for individuals in sheltered workshops, partnering with community rehabilitation providers, with TACE providing capacity building resources.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Other
  • Customized Employment
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