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LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Guided Group Discovery Resources: Introduction and Course, Participant Workbook, and Facilitator Guide

LEAD Center | May 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook is now available! This user-friendly tool allows youth and adults to create a personalized Blueprint for Employment from their own browser.

Self-Guided Discovery Facilitator's Guide: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

LEAD Center | March 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the LEAD Center are pleased to release this Facilitator’s Guide to Self-Guided Discovery.

Information Brief: Customized Employment and Guided Group Discovery

LEAD Center | January 2018 | Report/Brief

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) opens doors to employment for people who experience barriers to employment.

Griffin-Hammis Associates

Website | Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc.

Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual

January 2015 | Tool/Manual | Center for Social Capital

The Replication Manual contains specific components of best practices in Customized Employment (CE) that reflect the use of Discovering Personal Genius/Discovery and effective techniques that “bridge” Discovery, Job Development, and ongoing suppor

The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

Website | The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

Documenting Discovery: Developing a Descriptive Profile to Guide Employment Plans Pathways to Employment Resource Center (PERC) Curriculum

January 2014 | Report/Brief | Marc Gold & Associates

Rather than using a traditionally accepted format that relies heavily on numerical indicators of how the individual compares to expected norms, as well as the opinion of the evaluator, it is possible to develop a document that describes the indivi

Self-Directed Discovery

January 2014 | Presentation | Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC.

This Webinar will: • Explain the Importance of Discovery In Customized Employment • Introduce Self-Directed Discovery or Family Directed Discovery

Using Alternatives to Traditional Vocational Assessment: The Why and How of Exploration Strategies such as Discovery

January 2014 | Report/Brief | Marc Gold & Associates

Although comparative assessments have traditionally been a useful starting point for the journey to employment for many individuals with disabilities, this approach has been problematic for job seekers with more significant impact of disability.

Webinar: Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

March 28, 2018

Sign up now for a webinar on Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment.

WEBINAR: Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment

June 26, 2017

Don’t miss this webinar on Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment,, in which we will share materials you can use to implement Guided Group Discovery through cross-system partnerships.

Customized Employment: Moving Beyond the Basics

July 30, 2014

Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.

Promoting Employment - Discovering Your Potential: Using Discovery to Identify Your Employment Goals

July 31, 2013

This webinar will provide information on how to use Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities – to discover your personal employment goals.

Group Discovery: An Alternative Assessment Tool for Workforce Centers and Community-Based Providers

June 26, 2013

This webinar will provide information on Group Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities.

Promoting Employment - Introduction to Customized Employment and Customized Self Employment

May 29, 2013

This webinar will provide information on two best practices – Customized Employment and Customized Self-Employment.

LEAD Center and Griffin Hammis Associates Launch New Training on Self-Guided Discovery

September 30, 2015

LEAD Center, in partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, recently launched a pilot program offering training and on-site technical assistance on Self-Guided Discovery to assist American Job Center (AJC) staff and their partners to learn an

Promoting Employment Outcomes through Partnerships and Self-Guided Discovery

June 30, 2015

The LEAD Center has been promoting the use of Discovery and Customized Employment (CE) through partnerships with American Job Centers (AJCs) for the past two years.

Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love

September 28, 2018

In our newest blog, Brian Salewski shares how customized employment helped him land a job he loves in the Finance Department of Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

Group Discovery Training: Making Connections

June 25, 2014

The LEAD Center’s customized employment initiative in collaboration with American Job Centers (AJCs) aims to increase the use of the workforce system by people with disabilities and support their ultimate success in achieving employment. The...

Categories - LG Tablet

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Guided Group Discovery Resources: Introduction and Course, Participant Workbook, and Facilitator Guide

LEAD Center | May 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook is now available! This user-friendly tool allows youth and adults to create a personalized Blueprint for Employment from their own browser.

Self-Guided Discovery Facilitator's Guide: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

LEAD Center | March 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the LEAD Center are pleased to release this Facilitator’s Guide to Self-Guided Discovery.

Information Brief: Customized Employment and Guided Group Discovery

LEAD Center | January 2018 | Report/Brief

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) opens doors to employment for people who experience barriers to employment.

Griffin-Hammis Associates

Website | Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc.

Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual

January 2015 | Tool/Manual | Center for Social Capital

The Replication Manual contains specific components of best practices in Customized Employment (CE) that reflect the use of Discovering Personal Genius/Discovery and effective techniques that “bridge” Discovery, Job Development, and ongoing suppor

The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

Website | The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

Documenting Discovery: Developing a Descriptive Profile to Guide Employment Plans Pathways to Employment Resource Center (PERC) Curriculum

January 2014 | Report/Brief | Marc Gold & Associates

Rather than using a traditionally accepted format that relies heavily on numerical indicators of how the individual compares to expected norms, as well as the opinion of the evaluator, it is possible to develop a document that describes the indivi

Self-Directed Discovery

January 2014 | Presentation | Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC.

This Webinar will: • Explain the Importance of Discovery In Customized Employment • Introduce Self-Directed Discovery or Family Directed Discovery

Using Alternatives to Traditional Vocational Assessment: The Why and How of Exploration Strategies such as Discovery

January 2014 | Report/Brief | Marc Gold & Associates

Although comparative assessments have traditionally been a useful starting point for the journey to employment for many individuals with disabilities, this approach has been problematic for job seekers with more significant impact of disability.

Webinar: Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

March 28, 2018

Sign up now for a webinar on Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment.

WEBINAR: Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment

June 26, 2017

Don’t miss this webinar on Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment,, in which we will share materials you can use to implement Guided Group Discovery through cross-system partnerships.

Customized Employment: Moving Beyond the Basics

July 30, 2014

Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.

Promoting Employment - Discovering Your Potential: Using Discovery to Identify Your Employment Goals

July 31, 2013

This webinar will provide information on how to use Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities – to discover your personal employment goals.

Group Discovery: An Alternative Assessment Tool for Workforce Centers and Community-Based Providers

June 26, 2013

This webinar will provide information on Group Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities.

Promoting Employment - Introduction to Customized Employment and Customized Self Employment

May 29, 2013

This webinar will provide information on two best practices – Customized Employment and Customized Self-Employment.

LEAD Center and Griffin Hammis Associates Launch New Training on Self-Guided Discovery

September 30, 2015

LEAD Center, in partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC, recently launched a pilot program offering training and on-site technical assistance on Self-Guided Discovery to assist American Job Center (AJC) staff and their partners to learn an

Promoting Employment Outcomes through Partnerships and Self-Guided Discovery

June 30, 2015

The LEAD Center has been promoting the use of Discovery and Customized Employment (CE) through partnerships with American Job Centers (AJCs) for the past two years.

Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love

September 28, 2018

In our newest blog, Brian Salewski shares how customized employment helped him land a job he loves in the Finance Department of Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

Group Discovery Training: Making Connections

June 25, 2014

The LEAD Center’s customized employment initiative in collaboration with American Job Centers (AJCs) aims to increase the use of the workforce system by people with disabilities and support their ultimate success in achieving employment. The...

Categories - SM Tablet

Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Guided Group Discovery Resources: Introduction and Course, Participant Workbook, and Facilitator Guide

LEAD Center | May 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook is now available! This user-friendly tool allows youth and adults to create a personalized Blueprint for Employment from their own browser.

Self-Guided Discovery Facilitator's Guide: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

LEAD Center | March 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the LEAD Center are pleased to release this Facilitator’s Guide to Self-Guided Discovery.

Information Brief: Customized Employment and Guided Group Discovery

LEAD Center | January 2018 | Report/Brief

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) opens doors to employment for people who experience barriers to employment.

Griffin-Hammis Associates

Website
Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc.

Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual

January 2015 | Tool/Manual
Center for Social Capital

The Replication Manual contains specific components of best practices in Customized Employment (CE) that reflect the use of Discovering Personal Genius/Discovery and effective techniques that “bridge” Discovery, Job Development, and ongoing supports.

The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

Website
The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

Documenting Discovery: Developing a Descriptive Profile to Guide Employment Plans Pathways to Employment Resource Center (PERC) Curriculum

January 2014 | Report/Brief
Marc Gold & Associates

Rather than using a traditionally accepted format that relies heavily on numerical indicators of how the individual compares to expected norms, as well as the opinion of the evaluator, it is possible to develop a document that describes the...

Self-Directed Discovery

January 2014 | Presentation
Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC.

This Webinar will: • Explain the Importance of Discovery In Customized Employment • Introduce Self-Directed Discovery or Family Directed Discovery • Offer some Tools and strategies for family directed Discovery

Using Alternatives to Traditional Vocational Assessment: The Why and How of Exploration Strategies such as Discovery

January 2014 | Report/Brief
Marc Gold & Associates

Although comparative assessments have traditionally been a useful starting point for the journey to employment for many individuals with disabilities, this approach has been problematic for job seekers with more significant impact of disability.

Webinars

Customized Employment: Moving Beyond the Basics

July 30, 2014

Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.

Group Discovery: An Alternative Assessment Tool for Workforce Centers and Community-Based Providers

June 26, 2013

This webinar will provide information on Group Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities.

Promoting Employment - Discovering Your Potential: Using Discovery to Identify Your Employment Goals

July 31, 2013

This webinar will provide information on how to use Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities – to discover your personal employment goals.

Promoting Employment - Introduction to Customized Employment and Customized Self Employment

May 29, 2013

This webinar will provide information on two best practices – Customized Employment and Customized Self-Employment.

WEBINAR: Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment

June 26, 2017

Don’t miss this webinar on Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment,, in which we will share materials you can use to implement Guided Group Discovery through cross-system partnerships.

Webinar: Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

March 28, 2018

Sign up now for a webinar on Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment.

LEAD On! Articles

LEAD Center’s Statewide Youth Employment Project in Oregon Highlighted at Federal Briefing

September 26, 2018

On August 8 and 9, 2018, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) hosted Employment First Federal Briefings on School-to-Work Transition, Provider Transformation, Interagency Coordination, and Mental Health practices that have been shown

Oregon Update: Youth Guided Group Discovery

September 26, 2018

As fall begins and students are returning to school, LEAD Center has already met with the transition network facilitators at our Oregon Guided Group Discovery pilot sites.

LEAD Center Releases Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook

June 28, 2018

The LEAD Center is pleased to announce the release of the Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook.

Update: Oregon Guided Group Discovery Youth Pilot

June 28, 2018

In the previous LEAD On! newsletter, we told you about kicking off Oregon’s statewide Guided Group Discovery (GGD) Youth Pilot. The six pilot sites included a mix of rural and urban locations throughout Oregon.

Adding Self-Guided Discovery to Your Toolkit: An Additional Resource to Promote Employment Outcomes for People with Barriers to Employment

March 28, 2018

LEAD Center and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) were excited to release the

Guided Group Discovery Youth Pilot Kicks Off in Oregon

March 28, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Oregon’s statewide Guided Group Discovery (GGD) Youth Pilot kicked off with a full-day Train-the-Trainer for 31 Transition Network Facilitators, Youth Transition Program staff, and teachers from across the state.

LEAD Center Releases Policy Briefs on Guided Group Discovery and ABLE Accounts and Employment

March 28, 2018

LEAD Center recently published two policy briefs: Improving Employment Outcomes with ABLE Accounts and

Tennessee American Job Center Hosts LEAD Center’s First Guided Group Discovery Veterans Pilot

December 19, 2017

On December 7th, LEAD Center staff launched a new Guided Group Discovery (GGD) pilot focused on veterans by providing a Facilitator Training at a comprehensive American Job Center (AJC) in Clarksville, Tenn.

Oregon Guided Group Discovery Project

September 27, 2017

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) curriculum materials, developed by the LEAD Center, offe

Release of Guided Group Discovery Materials as a Universal Design to Promote Employment Outcomes

June 29, 2017

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the LEAD Center recently released materials and resources for use by workforce professionals to implement Guided Group Discovery (GGD), most effectively used through cross-system partnerships.

Blogs

Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love

September 28, 2018

In our newest blog, Brian Salewski shares how customized employment helped him land a job he loves in the Finance Department of Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

Group Discovery Training: Making Connections

June 25, 2014

The LEAD Center’s customized employment initiative in collaboration with American Job Centers (AJCs) aims to increase the use of the workforce system by people with disabilities and support their ultimate success in achieving employment. The...

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Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Guided Group Discovery Resources: Introduction and Course, Participant Workbook, and Facilitator Guide

LEAD Center | May 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook is now available! This user-friendly tool allows youth and adults to create a personalized Blueprint for Employment from their own browser.

Self-Guided Discovery Facilitator's Guide: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

LEAD Center | March 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the LEAD Center are pleased to release this Facilitator’s Guide to Self-Guided Discovery.

Information Brief: Customized Employment and Guided Group Discovery

LEAD Center | January 2018 | Report/Brief

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) opens doors to employment for people who experience barriers to employment.

Griffin-Hammis Associates

Website
Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc.

Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual

January 2015 | Tool/Manual
Center for Social Capital

The Replication Manual contains specific components of best practices in Customized Employment (CE) that reflect the use of Discovering Personal Genius/Discovery and effective techniques that “bridge” Discovery, Job Development, and ongoing supports.

The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

Website
The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

Documenting Discovery: Developing a Descriptive Profile to Guide Employment Plans Pathways to Employment Resource Center (PERC) Curriculum

January 2014 | Report/Brief
Marc Gold & Associates

Rather than using a traditionally accepted format that relies heavily on numerical indicators of how the individual compares to expected norms, as well as the opinion of the evaluator, it is possible to develop a document that describes the...

Self-Directed Discovery

January 2014 | Presentation
Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC.

This Webinar will: • Explain the Importance of Discovery In Customized Employment • Introduce Self-Directed Discovery or Family Directed Discovery • Offer some Tools and strategies for family directed Discovery

Using Alternatives to Traditional Vocational Assessment: The Why and How of Exploration Strategies such as Discovery

January 2014 | Report/Brief
Marc Gold & Associates

Although comparative assessments have traditionally been a useful starting point for the journey to employment for many individuals with disabilities, this approach has been problematic for job seekers with more significant impact of disability.

Webinars

Customized Employment: Moving Beyond the Basics

July 30, 2014

Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.

Group Discovery: An Alternative Assessment Tool for Workforce Centers and Community-Based Providers

June 26, 2013

This webinar will provide information on Group Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities.

Promoting Employment - Discovering Your Potential: Using Discovery to Identify Your Employment Goals

July 31, 2013

This webinar will provide information on how to use Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities – to discover your personal employment goals.

Promoting Employment - Introduction to Customized Employment and Customized Self Employment

May 29, 2013

This webinar will provide information on two best practices – Customized Employment and Customized Self-Employment.

WEBINAR: Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment

June 26, 2017

Don’t miss this webinar on Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment,, in which we will share materials you can use to implement Guided Group Discovery through cross-system partnerships.

Webinar: Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

March 28, 2018

Sign up now for a webinar on Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment.

LEAD On! Articles

LEAD Center’s Statewide Youth Employment Project in Oregon Highlighted at Federal Briefing

September 26, 2018

On August 8 and 9, 2018, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) hosted Employment First Federal Briefings on School-to-Work Transition, Provider Transformation, Interagency Coordination, and Mental Health practices that have been shown

Oregon Update: Youth Guided Group Discovery

September 26, 2018

As fall begins and students are returning to school, LEAD Center has already met with the transition network facilitators at our Oregon Guided Group Discovery pilot sites.

LEAD Center Releases Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook

June 28, 2018

The LEAD Center is pleased to announce the release of the Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook.

Update: Oregon Guided Group Discovery Youth Pilot

June 28, 2018

In the previous LEAD On! newsletter, we told you about kicking off Oregon’s statewide Guided Group Discovery (GGD) Youth Pilot. The six pilot sites included a mix of rural and urban locations throughout Oregon.

Adding Self-Guided Discovery to Your Toolkit: An Additional Resource to Promote Employment Outcomes for People with Barriers to Employment

March 28, 2018

LEAD Center and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) were excited to release the

Guided Group Discovery Youth Pilot Kicks Off in Oregon

March 28, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Oregon’s statewide Guided Group Discovery (GGD) Youth Pilot kicked off with a full-day Train-the-Trainer for 31 Transition Network Facilitators, Youth Transition Program staff, and teachers from across the state.

LEAD Center Releases Policy Briefs on Guided Group Discovery and ABLE Accounts and Employment

March 28, 2018

LEAD Center recently published two policy briefs: Improving Employment Outcomes with ABLE Accounts and

Tennessee American Job Center Hosts LEAD Center’s First Guided Group Discovery Veterans Pilot

December 19, 2017

On December 7th, LEAD Center staff launched a new Guided Group Discovery (GGD) pilot focused on veterans by providing a Facilitator Training at a comprehensive American Job Center (AJC) in Clarksville, Tenn.

Oregon Guided Group Discovery Project

September 27, 2017

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) curriculum materials, developed by the LEAD Center, offe

Release of Guided Group Discovery Materials as a Universal Design to Promote Employment Outcomes

June 29, 2017

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the LEAD Center recently released materials and resources for use by workforce professionals to implement Guided Group Discovery (GGD), most effectively used through cross-system partnerships.

Blogs

Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love

September 28, 2018

In our newest blog, Brian Salewski shares how customized employment helped him land a job he loves in the Finance Department of Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

Group Discovery Training: Making Connections

June 25, 2014

The LEAD Center’s customized employment initiative in collaboration with American Job Centers (AJCs) aims to increase the use of the workforce system by people with disabilities and support their ultimate success in achieving employment. The...

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Resources

 
LEAD Center - A Resource Developed by LEAD Center for ODEP
 

Guided Group Discovery Resources: Introduction and Course, Participant Workbook, and Facilitator Guide

LEAD Center | May 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook is now available! This user-friendly tool allows youth and adults to create a personalized Blueprint for Employment from their own browser.

Self-Guided Discovery Facilitator's Guide: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

LEAD Center | March 2018 | Tool/Manual

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the LEAD Center are pleased to release this Facilitator’s Guide to Self-Guided Discovery.

Information Brief: Customized Employment and Guided Group Discovery

LEAD Center | January 2018 | Report/Brief

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) opens doors to employment for people who experience barriers to employment.

Griffin-Hammis Associates

Website
Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc.

Griffin-Hammis Associates, Inc. is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual

January 2015 | Tool/Manual
Center for Social Capital

The Replication Manual contains specific components of best practices in Customized Employment (CE) that reflect the use of Discovering Personal Genius/Discovery and effective techniques that “bridge” Discovery, Job Development, and ongoing supports.

The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

Website
The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project

The "Resource Handouts" section of this website contains resources produced by, and associated with, the The Ohio Microenterprise & Customized Employment Demonstration Project. The resources are typically applicable at a national scale.

Documenting Discovery: Developing a Descriptive Profile to Guide Employment Plans Pathways to Employment Resource Center (PERC) Curriculum

January 2014 | Report/Brief
Marc Gold & Associates

Rather than using a traditionally accepted format that relies heavily on numerical indicators of how the individual compares to expected norms, as well as the opinion of the evaluator, it is possible to develop a document that describes the...

Self-Directed Discovery

January 2014 | Presentation
Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC.

This Webinar will: • Explain the Importance of Discovery In Customized Employment • Introduce Self-Directed Discovery or Family Directed Discovery • Offer some Tools and strategies for family directed Discovery

Using Alternatives to Traditional Vocational Assessment: The Why and How of Exploration Strategies such as Discovery

January 2014 | Report/Brief
Marc Gold & Associates

Although comparative assessments have traditionally been a useful starting point for the journey to employment for many individuals with disabilities, this approach has been problematic for job seekers with more significant impact of disability.

Webinars

Customized Employment: Moving Beyond the Basics

July 30, 2014

Join us to continue to build your understanding of Customized Employment and your ability to provide this innovative employment practice to those you serve.

Group Discovery: An Alternative Assessment Tool for Workforce Centers and Community-Based Providers

June 26, 2013

This webinar will provide information on Group Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities.

Promoting Employment - Discovering Your Potential: Using Discovery to Identify Your Employment Goals

July 31, 2013

This webinar will provide information on how to use Discovery – an alternative assessment tool proven to identify the strengths of job seekers with and without disabilities – to discover your personal employment goals.

Promoting Employment - Introduction to Customized Employment and Customized Self Employment

May 29, 2013

This webinar will provide information on two best practices – Customized Employment and Customized Self-Employment.

WEBINAR: Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment

June 26, 2017

Don’t miss this webinar on Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment,, in which we will share materials you can use to implement Guided Group Discovery through cross-system partnerships.

Webinar: Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment

March 28, 2018

Sign up now for a webinar on Self-Guided Discovery: Helping People Discover Their Own Path to Employment.

LEAD On! Articles

LEAD Center’s Statewide Youth Employment Project in Oregon Highlighted at Federal Briefing

September 26, 2018

On August 8 and 9, 2018, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) hosted Employment First Federal Briefings on School-to-Work Transition, Provider Transformation, Interagency Coordination, and Mental Health practices that have been shown

Oregon Update: Youth Guided Group Discovery

September 26, 2018

As fall begins and students are returning to school, LEAD Center has already met with the transition network facilitators at our Oregon Guided Group Discovery pilot sites.

LEAD Center Releases Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook

June 28, 2018

The LEAD Center is pleased to announce the release of the Guided Group Discovery Online Participant Workbook.

Update: Oregon Guided Group Discovery Youth Pilot

June 28, 2018

In the previous LEAD On! newsletter, we told you about kicking off Oregon’s statewide Guided Group Discovery (GGD) Youth Pilot. The six pilot sites included a mix of rural and urban locations throughout Oregon.

Adding Self-Guided Discovery to Your Toolkit: An Additional Resource to Promote Employment Outcomes for People with Barriers to Employment

March 28, 2018

LEAD Center and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) were excited to release the

Guided Group Discovery Youth Pilot Kicks Off in Oregon

March 28, 2018

On February 28, 2018, Oregon’s statewide Guided Group Discovery (GGD) Youth Pilot kicked off with a full-day Train-the-Trainer for 31 Transition Network Facilitators, Youth Transition Program staff, and teachers from across the state.

LEAD Center Releases Policy Briefs on Guided Group Discovery and ABLE Accounts and Employment

March 28, 2018

LEAD Center recently published two policy briefs: Improving Employment Outcomes with ABLE Accounts and

Tennessee American Job Center Hosts LEAD Center’s First Guided Group Discovery Veterans Pilot

December 19, 2017

On December 7th, LEAD Center staff launched a new Guided Group Discovery (GGD) pilot focused on veterans by providing a Facilitator Training at a comprehensive American Job Center (AJC) in Clarksville, Tenn.

Oregon Guided Group Discovery Project

September 27, 2017

Guided Group Discovery (GGD) curriculum materials, developed by the LEAD Center, offe

Release of Guided Group Discovery Materials as a Universal Design to Promote Employment Outcomes

June 29, 2017

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the LEAD Center recently released materials and resources for use by workforce professionals to implement Guided Group Discovery (GGD), most effectively used through cross-system partnerships.

Blogs

Customized Employment Helped Me Get a Job I Love

September 28, 2018

In our newest blog, Brian Salewski shares how customized employment helped him land a job he loves in the Finance Department of Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

Group Discovery Training: Making Connections

June 25, 2014

The LEAD Center’s customized employment initiative in collaboration with American Job Centers (AJCs) aims to increase the use of the workforce system by people with disabilities and support their ultimate success in achieving employment. The...