7. Natural Supports

Employment supports are as unobtrusive as possible and (may) fade over time by building on community support and social capital.

Sometimes you may need support to do your job. The amount of support you need will depend on many different things such as:

You should be supported to do the job to the best of your ability. You should have enough supports and accommodations to make sure this happens.

Some of the accommodations you may need to be successful on the job might involve:

Sometimes these supports and accommodations will be there for a short period of time until you are comfortable and can do the job without help. Other times the supports may be there for longer. It may also be that you need ongoing supports.

Whatever supports or accommodations you require should be based on your needs, with you leading the process. As always, communication with your employer and support people are important for successful employment.