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Agency-Owned Social Enterprises: Is It Draining Resources for Employment of People with Disabilities?

Come down to our ice cream shop! Your patronage supports jobs for the people with disabilities who work here!Hmmm. The idea of social enterprise is a wonderful concept. Having a business that incorporates diversity and funnels its profits into social causes, including supporting people with disabilities, has much potential. But here’s the problem. Agencies that [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:42:51+00:00 October 10th, 2014|social enterprise, supported employment|0 Comments

Engineered Employment: An Inadequate Solution for Adult Joblessness and Student Transition

Dale, come see our great recycling program! Check out our cleaning crew! We run a bakery that our special ed students all work at!Over the past 30 plus years of providing consultation and training to agencies and schools on the employment of people with disabilities, I have visited employment programs in 49 states and evaluated [...]

By | 2017-05-18T15:43:12+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|employability, school to work, segregation, social enterprise|6 Comments

On Simulated Communities for People with Disabilities: From Agency Businesses to Gated Disability Neighborhoods

Ah, vacation. I am sitting on a porch in a house in the Great Smoky Mountains, altitude about 4,000 feet, in just about near-perfect weather. My family and friends have enjoyed great food, good company, music, hiking and other pleasures. It makes me consider the nature and value of community. In the disability field, we [...]

By | 2015-04-02T15:26:11+00:00 July 3rd, 2011|residential, social enterprise|0 Comments