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AUCD: Poster Symposium: Employment: Co-Design: A Contemporary Path to Innovation and Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities


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Stephen Gilson, PhD, Professor
The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD

Other Presenter(s)

Liz Depoy, PhD, The University of Maine, Center for Community Inclusion, UCEDD, Orono, ME, United States;


Co-design is a 21st century-relevant, collective intelligence process to generate solutions to problems that ultimately result in innovation in service and products. It is often the preliminary step to entrepreneurship, creating economic leadership opportunity for individuals with disabilities that would not be possible through more traditional means of employment. This paper details the theory and process of a co-design model that can be implemented throughout the AUCD network.

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