Supported Employment

Supported Employment services are designed for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are interested in working in the community. The focus for participants is not only on achieving employment, but also acquiring the skills to become productive and valuable employees.

Services include customized vocational training, job-search and interviewing skills, employment support and advocacy. We work with participants to identify areas of vocational interest and establish an individualized plan to obtain, and maintain, employment in their area of interest. In addition, we help businesses in the community to understand our participants and use best practices in working with people with disabilities. Ultimately, we build bridges and long-lasting relationships between employers and adults with disabilities.

You can see our network of employers listed on our Partner page. If you are an employer interested in learning about how you can hire and work with individuals with disabilities, visit our Get Involved page for additional information.

If you are an employer interested in learning about how you can hire and work with individuals with disabilities, please email to speak with a CSS staff person. Please include your name and a phone number or email for your response.

Supported Employment Services Partners

Community Support Services partners with a variety of companies that employ individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We salute these following companies for their dedication to our participants to achieve employment, acquire skills and become productive and valuable employees and volunteers.

Brookfield Library
Brookfield Zoo
Burger King
Casey's Market
Class Computing
Congregation of St. Joseph
Cost Plus World Market
Fireside Pizza & Cafe
Home Run Inn
Park District of La Grange
Lifetime Fitness
Loyola Medical Center
Oak Park Arms
Plymouth Place (Sedexo)
Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage
Riverside Food Store
Super Tony’s Finer Foods
The Tennis and Fitness Centre
Trader Joe's

For more information about becoming a partner with CSS, click here.


CSS' Employment Partner, Autonomy Works, was recently featured on 60 Minutes. Click here to take a look.

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