Training and Technical Assistance For Providers (T-TAP) Fact Sheet: Self-Employment as a Customized Employment Outcome
- Last Updated: Jan 26, 2012
About this fact sheet:
Supporting individuals with significant disabilities to start their own businesses may seem like uncharted territory to Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs).
Until recently, self-employment was viewed as an employment goal only for people with disabilities who had a business background and/or were thought capable of designing and implementing a business plan. However, most business owners with disabilities can hire staff to assist with business operations just like any other business owner.
Prospective entrepreneurs with disabilities, their families and friends, and CRP staff involved in supporting these efforts may find themselves with questions about where to begin. This fact sheet will address some of these questions.