• Purpose

    The purpose of this Center is to build the capacity of Federal and State public agencies and private entities to support people with disabilities in achieving self-employment, business ownership, or telecommuting as employment outcomes. Two specific objectives will guide the Center's activities.

    1. Increase the supply of trained personnel available to public and private agencies.
    2. Maintain and improve the skill, knowledge, and quality of rehabilitation personnel.

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Self employment Policies and Procedures

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Articles, Briefs, Guides, and Fact Sheets

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Webcasts, Q&A Sessions, and Online Course

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Daman Wandke: Learn more about Wandke's self-employment journey, Daman Wandke, born with Cerebral Palsy, knows many of these barriers firsthand. Fortunately, Daman is intelligent, empathic, and determined. This confluence of circumstance and character inspired his mission to broaden inclusivity.
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Webcast - June 6

Neena Massey

Employment and The Gig Economy - This session discusses the in’s and out’s of Gig Economy from the perspective of Neena Massey.

Webinar - June 12

Sonya Fields

Tribal Self-Employment: Business Success Strategies and Resources Learn about resources and discuss self-employment topics.

Webcast - June 27

Jason Kraus

Perspectives of Customized Employment Self-Employment This webcast will feature an employment seeker and team located in VA actively working...
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Employment: Referral Guide

Supported & Customized Employment: Side by Side Referral Decision Guide

For vocational rehabilitation agencies offering both supported and customized employment approaches to pursuing employment for people with disabilities, there...
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VR Map & Policies

US Map

This map shows the policies and procedures for self-employment services for individuals with disabilities from each state VR.
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Have you (or has your VR agency) helped a VR customer successfully explore and become self-employed? Are you a VR customer who successfully launched your...
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Self-Employment Policy Paper

Understanding the Provision of Self-Employment For People with Disabilities in the United States

The Center on Self-Employment researched and summarized self-employment policies for the 50 States plus the District of Columbia. In total, 73 State VR Agencies...
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