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Cary Griffin

Senior Partner
Griffin-Hammis Associates

Cary Griffin is a Senior Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, a full service consultancy specializing in building communities of economic cooperation, creating high performance organizations, and focuses on disability and employment. Griffin maintains a strong relationship with the Rural Institute at The University of Montana, where he served as Director of Adult Community Services & Supports. He is the former Executive Director of the Center for Technical Assistance & Training (CTAT) in Denver. Griffin provides training to administrative and direct service level professionals in the rehabilitation field; provides consultation to businesses and rehabilitation agencies regarding the employment of individuals with significant disabilities; conducts field-initiated research & demonstration; provides family & consumer case consultation; develops resources and provides organizational development. Recently, Griffin has been instrumental in designing self-employment protocols and training for individuals, agencies and states.

Griffin speaks on an international basis, with an emphasis on leadership and community employment. Recent keynotes include: the National Conference on Autism and the Australian National Employment Conference. His latest publications include: editing and contributing to a special edition of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation on Self-Employment; the book, Working Better, Working Smarter: Building Responsive Rehabilitation Programs (1999); a chapter on self-employment for individuals with significant disabilities in an upcoming book by Dr. Paul Wehman; a chapter on Organizational Change in Bill Kiernan & Robert Schalock's book Integrated Employment: Current Status and Future Directions (1997); a chapter on job development for students with severe disabilities in Paul Wehman's Life Beyond the Classroom (2000); an article on non-aversive behavioral supports in the Journal of American Rehabilitation; chapters on customized employment in upcoming books by Michael Callahan and Pat Rogan, and articles on transformational leadership in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Griffin is on the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Mental Retardation and he serves as faculty for the National Benefits Planning Assistance & Outreach program sponsored by the Social Security Administration. Griffin and Dave Hammis’ book, Making Self Employment Work for People with Disabilities, was released in 2003 by Brookes Publishers.