A study conducted by Luecking, Gumpman, Saecker, & Cihak (2006), found that individuals with disabilities experienced increased quality of life as a result of engaging in the customized employment process. A complete review of the study can be viewed in Life Changes of Job Seekers with Significant Disabilities.
The Quest for Ordinary Lives follows the lives of 50 individuals with disabilities from 1981-2005 and examines their personal and work histories to identify trends in work placements, tasks, support services, work hours, wages and reasons for leaving. Results support the validity of integrated work settings.
A third study, reported in 2008, explores the innovative method of utilizing supplementary staffing agencies to assist employment service personnel in matching individuals with potential employers. This method utilizes two untapped resources, supplementary staffing agencies and the workforce of individuals with disabilities. Public/Private Partnerships and Employment gives a complete overview along with action steps related to public/professional partnerships.