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Customized Employment Research Highlights

Beach Center on Disability | Luecking, D. M., Gumpman, P., Saecker, L., & Cihak, D.
January 2016 | Report/Brief

Thirty individual job seekers with disabilities participated in a customized employment process. Each job seeker was asked to rate their quality of life before they participated in the customized employment process, three months after participating in the process, and six months after participating in the process. Quality of life was measured using a modified version of Conroy’s Quality of Life Changes Scale (2001). Through interviews with either the job seeker or a related community rehabilitation support worker, the authors found positive changes in 13 quality of life indicators as a result of participating in a customized employment process. This research supports the notion that customized employment contributes to improved quality of life for individuals with disabilities.