Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Author: David Wiegan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857001870
Format: PDF, 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.

Shortcut Your Job Search

Author: Kate Wendleton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285753488
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Okay, so you’ve figured out what you want to do with your life, identified the most appropriate job targets, and developed the résumé that positions you perfectly. What do you do now? Shortcut Your Job Search tells you how to find out whom you should be talking to (see our massive bibliography inside), and how to get those people to agree to meet with you. You’ll learn the most effective techniques for getting meetings – and it’s not the way you think! You’ll learn how to market yourself—to plan a whole campaign that runs the gamut from personal contacts to phone, email, social media and targeted direct mail efforts.

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.

Successful Transition Programs

Author: John McDonnell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960215
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Handbook of Developmental Disabilities

Author: Samuel L. Odom
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593854854
Format: PDF
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This handbook reviews current knowledge about developmental disabilities. It examines evidence-based practice, research, and policy issues related to developmental disabilities with consideration to recent developments in the field.

Real Work for Real Pay

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667533
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Inclusive Employment' serves to empower those with disabilities by providing an overview of the philosophies, practices, tools, and policies for developing and implementing community-based employment programs.

Making Assessment Accommodations

Author: Council for Exceptional Children
ISBN: 9780865863644
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The video defines assessment accommodation and suggests ways to use a variety of accommodations.

A Guide to Successful Employment for Individuals with Autism

Author: Marcia Datlow Smith
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities

Author: Committee on Law and Justice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309073189
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although violent crime in the United States has declined over the past five years, certain groups appear to remain at disproportionately high risk for violent victimization. In the United States, people with developmental disabilities-such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and severe learning disabilities may be included in this group. While the scientific evidence is scanty, a handful of studies from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Great Britain consistently find high rates of violence and abuse affecting people with these kinds of disabilities. A number of social and demographic trends are converging that may worsen the situation considerably over the next several years. The prevalence of developmental disabilities has increased in low-income populations, due to a number of factors, such as poor prenatal nutrition, lack of access to health care or better perinatal care for some fragile babies, and increases in child abuse and substance abuse during pregnancy. For example, a recent report of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities found that during the past decade, while the state population increased by 20 percent, the number of persons with developmental disabilities in California increased by 52 percent and the population segment with mild mental retardation doubled. Because of a growing concern among parents and advocates regarding possible high rates of crime victimization among persons with developmental disabilities, Congress, through the Crime Victims with Disabilities Awareness Act of 1998, requested that the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences conduct a study to increase knowledge and information about crimes against individuals with developmental disabilities that will be useful in developing new strategies to reduce the incidence of crimes against those individuals. Crime Victims with Developmental Disabilities summarizes the workshop and addresses the following issues: (1) the nature and extent of crimes against individuals with developmental disabilities; (2) the risk factors associated with victimization of individuals with developmental disabilities; (3) the manner in which the justice system responds to crimes against individuals with disabilities; and (4) the means by which states may establish and maintain a centralized computer database on the incidence of crimes against individuals with disabilities within a state.