The Paths to Employment Resource Center (PERC) provides access to training and resources to promote employment and full community participation for people with disabilities through cutting-edge technologies, evidence based practice and research.
Using the most innovative training and technical assistance strategies, PERC addresses how employment can be achieved by people with disabilities and promotes a cohesive service system that encourages and enhances employment opportunities and overall quality of life. PERC focuses on the connections between work, financial stability and a person’s overall health.
In collaboration with an inclusive and representative array of national, state, and local stakeholders, PERC actively works to promote a system that encourages and enhances employment and earning opportunities for people with disabilities
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI); the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education; and Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) in Madison, Wisconsin, partner to administer the center. This partnership is designed to capitalize on the strengths and resources of three highly reputable organizations with a long history of conducting cutting edge applied healthcare and employment research; providing training and technical assistance for healthcare, disability, and employment professionals; and providing effective disability and employment services for people with chronic illness and disabilities.
**PERC is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services under a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant. DHS and the Pathways to Independence Project has a rich history of promoting innovative policy and practices specific to integrated community-based employment for individuals with disabilities.**
Products and Services
The Paths to Employment Resource Center (PERC) is committed to providing anytime, anyplace learning opportunities through an array of e-learning technologies and delivery systems.