Natural Supports Resources available at the Center for Disability Resources Library

To check out any of the materials listed, please contact:
Steven Wilson
Phone: 803-216-3206
Web site:

Developing natural supports in the workplace: A practitioner's guide. Murphy, Stephen T. St. Augustine, Fla.: Training Resource Network, 1994. Call number: Disabilities-PROF HD 7256 .U5 M978d 1994.

Enhancing the use of natural supports for people with severe disabilities. Boston, MA: The Training and Research Institute for People with Disabilities (UAP): Children's Hospital, 1993. Call number: Disabilities-PROF WB 320 E58 1993.

Job success for persons with developmental disabilities. David B. Wiegan ; foreword by Ron Rush. London ; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. Call number: Disabilities-TRAN HD 7255 W537 2009.

Natural supports (video). Irene M. Ward and Associates; Cicero, NY: Distributed by Program Development Associates, 1997. 43 min. Call number: Disabilities-AV HD 7255 N285 1997.

- Discusses the limitations of job descriptions, the role of the job coach or developer in assessing and valuing the culture of each workplace as well as the characteristics of successful developers of natural supports.

Natural supports: A foundation for employment. Trach, John S. Washington, D.C.: American Association on Mental Retardation, 1999. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HV 3006 T759n 1996.

Natural supports in action: Strategies to facilitate employer supports of workers with disabilities. DiLeo, Dale. St. Augustine, Fla.: Training Resource Network, 1995. Call number: Disabilities-TRANSITION HD 7255 D576n 1995.

Natural supports in school, at work, and in the community for people with severe disabilities. Nisbet, Jane. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 1992. Call number: Disabilities- PROF HV 1553 N285 1992.

Supported employment using a natural supports approach: A handbook for parents. Minneapolis: PACER Center, 1997. Call number: Disabilities- TRANSITION HD 7256 .U5 S959 1997.

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