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Cary Griffin
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Senior Partner
Griffin - Hammis Associates, LLC

Cary Griffin is Senior Partner at Griffin-Hammis Associates, a full service consultancy specializing in building communities of economic cooperation, creating high performance organizations, and focusing on disability and employment. He is also Co-Director of the U.S. Department. of Labor’s National Self Employment Technical Assistance, Resources and Training project with Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Griffin maintains a strong relationship with the Rural Institute at the University of Montana, where he served as Director of Adult Community Services & Supports. He is the former Executive Director of the Region VIII CRP-RCEP at the Center for Technical Assistance & Training (CTAT), which he founded at the University of Northern Colorado in 1989. Mr. Griffin provides training to administrative and direct service level professionals in the rehabilitation field; consultation to businesses and rehabilitation agencies regarding the employment of individuals with significant disabilities; field-initiated research and demonstration; family and consumer case consultation; resource development; and organizational development. He has developed, written, and administered over $30 million in grants and contracts covering transition to work, supported employment, customized employment, small business development, positive behavior support, and leadership mentoring. Recently, Mr. Griffin has been instrumental in designing self-employment protocols and training for individuals, schools, agencies, and states.

Griffin-Hammis Associates also recently founded the new Center for Social Capital which leverages networked solutions for asset accumulation, full-employment, and inclusion. Mr. Griffin serves as Deputy Director and Board Chair. He consults on an international basis, with an emphasis on leadership and community employment. Recent keynotes include the National Conference on Autism and the Australian National Employment Conference. His latest publications include articles on Customized Employment and editing a special edition of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation on Self Employment; the book, Working Better, Working Smarter: Building Responsive Rehabilitation Programs (1999); chapters on self-employment for in books by Dr. Paul Wehman; a chapter on Organizational Change in Bill Kiernan & Robert Schalock’s book Integrated Employment: Current Status and Future Directions (1997); a chapter on job development & job carving for students with disabilities in Paul Wehman's: Life Beyond the Classroom (2006); an article on behavioral supports in the Journal of American Rehabilitation; chapters on customized employment in upcoming books by Michael Callahan and Pat Rogan, and articles on Transformational Leadership in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Mr. Griffin is on the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Mental Retardation and serves as faculty for the National Benefits Planning Assistance & Outreach program. Mr. Griffin and Dave Hammis’ book, Making Self Employment Work for People with Disabilities was released in 2003. Their most recent book, The Job Developer’s Handbook: Practical Tactics for Customized Employment, was published in 2007.