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ERIC Number: EJ781553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1540-7969
Utilizing Natural Supports to Lower the Cost of Supported Employment
Cimera, Robert Evert
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), v32 n3 p184-189 Fall 2007
This study explored the effect of utilizing natural supports strategies on the cost of supported employment in the state of Wisconsin. Data presented here suggest that the use of natural supports reduced annual per capita costs by 57.6%. Further, supported employees trained via natural supports generated cumulative costs of $5,063 over 6.04 fiscal quarters (i.e., $838 per fiscal quarter). This is compared to the state average of $8,212 over 3.36 fiscal quarters (i.e., $2,444 per fiscal quarter). (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin