What is Customized Employment?
The Customized Employment Options (CEO) program is a unique component of EmployAbility at FRA, focusing on meaningful and inclusive work in a fully integrated community setting. This is particularly successful for people with unique employment challenges including those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A community can be found in an office, factory or online. Customized, or niche jobs, including self-employment options are all considered. Participants will benefit from learning more about themselves in the “Discovery Process” to better define their strengths, interests and passions for the type of work they seek. A creative Employment Team and a Business Advisory Council work together to locate unique work opportunities focusing on local venues that will minimize transportation difficulties. Success in long-term employment improves with fewer obstacles. Success will be defined when both the employee and the employer are satisfied.