Finding a Path to Employment
How does self-determination fit into my family member’s employment decisions?
Whether your family member’s employment decisions follow a “Self-Directed” approach or one of getting professional employment services, s/he is the person in charge of the process (Deegan). When your family member is an active participant in decisions, the decisions will have great personal meaning, greater satisfaction leading to better quality of life.
This is Temple University’s explanation of self determination. Understanding self-determination may help a person consider and prepare for a self determined employment option