Supported and Customized Employment

  • Wendy Parent-JohnsonEmail author
  • Laura Owens
Part of the Springer Series on Child and Family Studies book series (SSCFS)


This chapter describes positive approaches and outcomes of employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It describes supported and customized employment models and highlights how positive psychology research on happiness, well-being, social capital, and resiliency relates to promoting work outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Supported employment Customized employment Happiness Well-being Resiliency Social capital 



The development of this chapter was funded in part by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Grant Number: 90-DD-0704-02-00) and by the Heartland Genetics Services Collaborative, Genetic Services Branch of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (Grant Number: H46MC24089). The development of this chapter was supported in part by funding from the … KEEP EVERYTHING AS IS BETWEEN THESE TWO CHANGES/ADDITIONS … Health Reseources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Grant Number: H46MC24089). However, the contents of this paper do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of HHS and you should not assume endoresement by the federal government.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of South DakotaSioux FallsUSA
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin–MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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