Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Author: David Wiegan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857001870
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the United States alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labor market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success. The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model based on proven economics, rather than the traditional social services model. By employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment. Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities will be essential reading for profit and non-profit rehabilitation service organizations, private job development businesses, government funding agencies, special education job placement programs, transition specialists, and families of persons with developmental disabilities.

Successful Transition Programs

Author: John McDonnell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960215
Format: PDF, Docs
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Transitions for Students with Severe Disabilities presents transition programs for students with moderate and severe disabilities from school to community life. Taking the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship, the authors address the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in primary school, secondary school, and post-A level programmes.

A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism

Author: Marcia Datlow Smith
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gathering the authors' knowledge and insight gleaned from 15 years of working directly with individuals with autism, this handbook stresses that many people with autism have skills that employers seek. Leaving no aspect of job placement unexplored, this resource details strategies for assessing workers, networking for job opportunities, and tailoring job supports to each individual. Case studies illustrate how to help individuals with autism become productive workers, and detailed descriptions of specific jobs provide ideas for employment. Psychologists, employment specialists, educators, and other service providers will find this practical guide invaluable in helping individuals with autism find and keep jobs.

Problems in Movement Control

Author: G. Reid
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080867281
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Difficulties in motor behavior are commonly associated with a variety of disabilities. Early research efforts focused on descriptions of specific groups of people or on evaluations of intervention programs. Only recently have investigators begun to explore questions from a variety of theoretical positions in an attempt to build a more fundamental understanding of the disabled person. The present volume represents views of major methodological issues, current research fronts and selected applied concerns from the perspective of the disabled performer. Authors write from a number of theoretical viewpoints and sketch future research directions in these chapters.

Handbook of Applied Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Author: Kristofer J. Hagglund, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826132567
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now, more than ever, the field of rehabilitation psychology is growing. This book--one of the few that focuses solely on rehabilitation psychology research--provides the reader with the most up-to-date look at researchand practice within the field of rehabilitation psychology. It offers recommendations for future research programs, policy changes, and clinical interventions from the various perspectives within rehabilitation psychology research and practice, and seeks to demonstrate how much the field can evolve with the implementation of these changes. Topics covered include: Assistive technology Health policy Cultural diversity Employment Future of rehabilitation research Community integration Health disparities

High School Transition that Works

Author: Maryellen Daston
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572490
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Apply key principles and strategies from the highly successful Project SEARCH(r) model?and help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities get, keep, and succeed at a fulfilling job of their choice.