October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.
By Bridgeway Community Employment Services
The following story originally appeared in the January 2022 edition of the RSA NCRTM Newsletter.
What is IPS?
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression).
IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Although variations of supported employment exist, IPS refers to the evidence-based practice of supported employment. Mainstream education and technical training are included as ways to advance career paths.