Partners with Business is a cost-effective way to support workers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to be successful on the job. Partners with Business capitalizes on the natural supports (coworkers and supervisors) in the workplace and compliments this natural support with more formal supports when necessary for job success. These more formal supports can include assistive technology, co-workers, or job coaches from a vocational support agency.
This toolkit contains fact sheets for employers and information for vocational support agencies and school staff to implement the Partners with Business model.
The Partners with Business model can help you attain greater flexibility to meet your business needs, improve your bottom line, and achieve your workplace diversity goals.
- Read Partners with Business: Solutions for Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Workplace to learn the basics of the Partners with Business Model.
- For additional information, check out Partners with Businesses: More Helpful Information for Employers
For Vocational Service Agencies and School Staff:
Job Developers and transition school staff can check out the publications for employers listed above to learn more about the Partners with Business model. There are additional tools for you to implement the Partners with Business model, including:
- A Partners with Business Presentation
- A Partners with Business Evaluation Process
- A Partners with Business Support Analysis
- A Partners with Business Profile
- A Partners with Business Checklist for Teachers (which can be adapted for Vocational Service Agencies)
Partners with Business in Action:
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For More Information:
Shannon Huff at (608) 318 – 0700 or firstname.lastname@example.org