Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

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

Real Work for Real Pay

Author: Paul Wehman
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667533
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Self Employment Work for People with Disabilities

Author: Cary Griffin
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598574036
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start.

Beyond Traditional Job Development

Author: Denise Bissonnette
Publisher: Milt Wright & Assoc
ISBN: 9780942071290
Format: PDF
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This highly readable, entertaining volume is a gold mine of ideas & strategies to catapult JOB DEVELOPERS from scarcity to abundance & from discouragement to empowerment. Must reading for beginners & seasoned professionals, this book, ALSO AVAILABLE ON AUDIOCASSETTE, offers a revolutionary approach to develop new employment opportunities & assist applicants to attain fulfillment from meaningful work. It fully describes the philosophy & practice of entrepreneurial job development & challenges conventional wisdom about the current job market. Topics include: Creating Jobs with EMPLOYMENT PROPOSALS, Capitalizing on BUSINESS & SOCIAL TRENDS, Developing PARTNERSHIPS WITH EMPLOYERS, Understanding Employer Needs, Communicating with Employers, Resolving Employer Concerns, & Providing Quality Service to Employers. Each chapter offers APPLICATION ACTIVITIES for implementing these strategies. Denise Bissonnette is a uniquely impassioned writer, speaker & educator. As a Senior Partner of Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. she has authored several highly acclaimed employment training publications. Denise Bissonnette has empowered thousands of employment & training professionals to practice job development as an inspired art. In this book she provides powerful motivation & action plans for job developers, equipping them to achieve new levels of confidence, satisfaction & productivity. To order call Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. at 800-626-3939.

Marketing Yourself

Author: Dorene Ciletti
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538450118
Format: PDF
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Author Dorene Ciletti delivers a strong marketing framework and up-to-date business examples in the second edition of MARKETING YOURSELF, helping students discover that selling themselves and their ideas is the key to success in business today. The updated text includes an increased focus on careers. MARKETING YOURSELF helps students make real-world connections to begin networking with professionals, as well as helps to match student interests and aptitudes to appropriate college majors and post-secondary education or training. In addition, Planning a Career In sections incorporate Career Clusters and present the necessary skills, education, work experience and industry opportunities for a variety of business-related career paths. MARKETING YOURSELF enhances classroom instruction with revised topics like leadership, corporate sustainability, social networking, and online career building and networking. The text helps students develop a self-marketing plan and portfolio based on their marketable skills and abilities, helping them chart a course to a successful future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Successful Transition Programs

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

High School Transition that Works

Author: Maryellen Daston
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781598572490
Format: PDF
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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.