National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018

October 25, 2018

One GFPD Family’s Experience with Customized Employment

 

     This October, the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders(GFPD) joins organizations and employers around the country to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month(NDEAM), an awareness month led by the Office of Disability Employment Policy(ODEP) The ODEP is an agency that works to promote policies and increase workplace success for people with disabilities, and they describe Customized Employment as follows: “Customized Employment is a flexible process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job candidate and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. It is based on an individualized match between the strengths, conditions, and interests of a job candidate and the identified business needs of an employer. Customized Employment utiliz