Persons with disabilities should direct their own job searches, from determining their interests and goals to researching employment opportunities to starting a new job. Doing so increases their sense of empowerment and can contribute to their employment success. Employment professionals have a facilitating role to play in the process. Job seeker self-determination practices should drive employment services' coordination, funding, and implementation.
Brugnaro, Lora and Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla, "Tools for Inclusion: Self-Determination: A Fundamental Ingredient of Employment Support" (2007). Tools for Inclusion Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. Paper 3.