I think one of the biggest undertakings… is to look at systems other than government to support people to live the way they want to live.

Rebecca Rooker, Parent and Leader of the MN System Redesign Committee

We have just been awarded, as one of the five projects in the country funded by the Department of Labor, to take the lead on what is now being called "customized employment". Our goal is to successfully assist at least twelve of those people to get into part time competitive employment. Each one of the job development opportunities will probably take, based on the literature, between 50 and 100 contacts to create the one potential job carve, job shape, employer match, etc.

Allan Bergman, Anixter Center, Chicago