Griffin-Hammis Associates

        Creating Communities of 
           Economic Cooperation




Griffin-Hammis Associates is a full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Griffin-Hammis serves people with disabilities by providing consultation in community rehabilitation improvement, job creation and job site training. 

GHA also works with employer development, self employment feasibility and refinement, Social Security benefits analysis and work incentives, management-leadership mentoring, and civic entrepreneurship.  

Our customers are wide ranging and include businesses, community rehabilitation programs, state and local governments, universities, individuals, and others from the public and private sectors.


Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA) place an emphasis on:


* High Quality Training and Technical Consultation

* Project Development and Management Services

* Inventive Service Delivery


ACRE Training Courses

In-Person ACRE Training

Griffin-Hammis offers in-person ACRE classes, as arranged specifically with hosting organizations.

For a list of in-person classes currently offered to the public for registration, please click on the following link:

Click Here for Details & Registration

Online ACRE Training


A 12 Week Web-Based ACRE Certificate Training Program 

In Community Employment With 

Concentration in Customized Employment

Please follow details & registration link for specific deadlines for registration, 

payment due, withdrawal, and refund policy.

Griffin-Hammis Associates Podcast
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We are happy to announce our new library of Podcast available on Customized Employment!  Griffin-Hammis Associates along with other experts in the field are able to share examples and stories regarding Autism, Employment First, 
Self-Employment and Disability.  

Our Publications



"In this book,Cary Griffin and David Hammis create, not only a vision of the possibility of self employment, but a thorough and practical guide to making it happen in communities."


Dr. David Mank, Executive Director,

Indiana Institute on Disability and

Community, Indian University





"The authors have once again produced work which is visionary, realistic, and inspiringly doable..."

Jim Corey, WISE Seattle


"...the most effective, functional, how-to piece that exists to date."

Corey Smith, VIA Pennsylvania




On Line Training


Online Staff Training Made Easy with Relias Learning
Courses available:
Customized Employment 
Discovering Personal Genius
Customized Job Development
Interest-Based Employer Negotiation
Systematic Worksite Instruction


CBTAC creates a network of qualified vendors across our partner states that VR Counselors and other private, federal, and state agency personnel can rely upon for quality self employment and micro enterprise services.
Cary Griffin & Sherry Beam (Eds).
Customized Employment: Stories and Lessons from the Field

Available for FREE Download! 

Customized Employment (CE) represents a nuanced departure from traditional competitive and comparative approaches to developing work. True CE is hard to come by actually. This collection of examples is offered to point out the sometimes less obvious nuanced methods vital to customization.

Please use this publication for staff in-service training, for family education, to bolster employment seekers' outlook, and to augment examples of successful companies that modified their hiring approaches to accommodate new workers.

Click here to learn more about Customized Employment!

Click on the icon to the left to download the report!

The Discovery Fidelity Scale is a tool that ensures Discovery services will be implemented with 
consistent integrity and high quality. Learn more about this project by downloading the full report by clicking above.

The Job Development Fidelity Scale is a tool that ensures Job Development services will be implemented with consistent integrity and high quality.  Learn more about this project by downloading the full report by clicking above. 

Employment First

Employment First website with resources that establish Employment First as the preeminent vocational disability practice.



The Minnesota Employment Training & Technical Assistance Center 

This is a portal for state and national information about employment and people with disabilities.






Griffin-Hammis Associates Receives APSE National Best Practices Award!