Article Details

Article Details

Citation:  Svidron, L.M. (2021). Entrepreneurship as an employment option for people with disabilities: Adding information to your job development toolkit. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 54 (3), 285-288.
Title:  Entrepreneurship as an employment option for people with disabilities: Adding information to your job development toolkit
Authors:  Svidron, L.M.
Year:  2021
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-211138
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Traditional job development for people with disabilities involves placement of individuals into currently open community-based positions or customized positions in the community.
Purpose:  When an individual expresses the desire to be self-employed and grow their own business, job developers are unaware of the opportunities available to assist in the process. Entrepreneurship or self-employment has been achieved by many notorious businessmen throughout time. These businessmen all have a disability in which they have learned to embrace their strengths and receive assistance for their weaknesses.
Conclusions:  Lessons can be learned from the top businessmen to assist job developers in developing self-employment and entrepreneurship for their individuals to build a better job development toolbox.

Disabilities served:  Autism / ASD
Blindness
Cancer
Cerebral palsy
Chronic mental illness
Cognitive decline / dementia
Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Deafness
Developmental disabilities
Down syndrome
Hearing impairment
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Spinal cord injury (SCI)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Severe physical disability
Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Job coach
Self-employment
Outcomes:  Self-employment