"Although there has been growth in the number of supported employment provider agencies, the majority have added supported employment as a service option without decreasing funding, staff, or other resources to alternative segregated day services. Less than one fourth of provider agencies have shifted any resources and downsized alternative day services in order to offer supported employment. This finding confirms that the majority of provider agencies are filling available supported employment slots while maintaining segregated day services as the primary focus."

(West et al., 1992)
Individual working in the community
Photo courtesy Ann Marsden