Earning money, working with others who do not have disabilities, improving physical and mental health, depending less on social programs, gaining a sense of belonging, and contributing to society are just some of the benefits people with disabilities are experiencing through Integrated Employment opportunities. Integrated Employment refers to jobs held by people with disabilities in typical workplace settings where the majority of persons employed are not persons with disabilities, where they earn at least minimum wage, and where they are paid directly by the employer.
On this program, Elaine Leon and Mike Jones describe how Mike has been mentored by his Care Team to build a successful and satisfying career. Care Wisconsin currently has about 400 members working in Integrated Employment.
For more information on opportunities for Integrated Employment, go to carewisc.org.