Article reports on a study using random assignment to test the impact of a training curriculum for employment consultants on the employment outcomes of the adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who were later served by them. Training the employment consultants resulted in more placements in integrated jobs with at least minimum wage, more hours and higher earnings. The training was based on supported employment and customized employment models and included a mentoring component.
Butterworth, J., A. Migliore, et al. (2012). “Improving the Employment Outcomes of Job Seekers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Training and Mentoring Intervention for Employment Consultants.” Journal of Rehabilitation 78(2): 20-29.