Individual Advocacy

It is important for individuals to market themselves, know their rights to employment and not be afraid to advocate for what they need to be successful. Individuals should have an opportunity to earn income from a community job while maximizing benefits.

Individuals looking for community integrated employment should tell their Service Support Administrator (SSA) and Team they want a job in order to start their success planning. They can apply for vocational rehabilitation services to have access to services that lead to employment. Jobs should match the interests of the individual in order to successfully integrate themselves into the community.