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The Center for Development and Disability

Contact Partners for Employment

Shantih Bisland-Naggan
Family Specialist

Brittany Edwards-Sharpe
Education Specialist

Katherine “Kat” Elwell
Graduate Student Employee

Marcy Hintz
Statewide Project SEARCH Coordinator

Rebecca Roybal
Program Manager

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Supported Employment Local Leaders (SELL)

PFE facilitates five regional SELL teams for job developers and other key supported employment staff to network with local businesses to promote inclusive employment opportunities.

Regional Leads:

Tip Sheets

  • Top 4 Reasons Businesses Should Hire People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities [English]
  • A Business Perspective on Customized Employment [English]
  • Business Advisory Councils [English]
  • Reasonable Accommodations For Businesses Providing Goods And Services [English]
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC): A Business Incentive for Hiring People with Disabilities [English]

Success Stories

Alex's Success Story

Learn more about Alex, his Discovery process, and his success in attaining a customized job.

Brian's New Job

Follow Brian's path to employment success via his Project SEARCH internship.

Diana's Success Story

Learn about Diana's care providers, family, and life on Taos Pueblo, as she shares her experience in becoming employed.

David's Success Story

Meet David and his CFC team, and join him on his journey to employment by discovering his talents, skills, and passions.

Customizing a Job for David

David is a kind, gentle, active person who found successful customized employment with a local hair salon. His coworkers enjoy his positive attitude and strong work ethic, and consider him to be a valued member of the team.

Judy's Success Story

Meet Judy, an artist whose team helped her identify her muse, which led to a path of successful employment.