As the rate of Autism Spectrum Disorder increases, there needs to be job training opportunities appropriate for those higher functioning individuals with disabilities. Workforce development programs are geared toward very high-functioning (ACCES-VR) and very low-functioning (NYSARC) candidates. There are many in between, who cannot participate in mainstream training programs, and have no interest in yard maintenance ...more »
3. Training and Technical Assistance
Training and Technical Assistance
Here are some questions to consider for this topic:
1. What training and technical assistance do you think agencies need in order to successfully create and implement inclusive career pathways?
2. What supports and services would improve participation and help youth/adults with disabilities to succeed in career pathways certification and skills training programs?
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A person can have the most technical skill, however if s/he is lacking the ability to work with Suzy on a project s/he could be fired. There needs to be training for individuals on soft skills. I have conversations with friends without disabilities in regards to their soft skills; when I discuss their reactions in the workplace, they realize that it wasn't appropriate and there's a need to develop certain soft skills. ...more »
There needs to be more post secondary transition and educational programs in our public college and university system for individuals with all types of disabilities.
These programs should also be developed to include meeting the needs of each individual student or individual centered planning
There should be a college that accepts a child's "diploma" without it being costly for the parent(s) and or the child wanting to further his/her education. Being a mother of a child who does not have a "normal diploma" but wishes to attend college, and is being told that a GED would need to be obtained in order to attend or where it is accepted is very costly it's disappointing, and frustrating. Parents with kid(s) that ...more »
To address this question: What training and technical assistance do you think agencies need in order to successfully create and implement inclusive career pathways? In my community, I would like to see my clients have the ability to be trained in: *cash handling, *computer skills beyond social media, Microsoft office *handyman skills like painting and simple plumbing, *customer service, *auto repairs, ie: oil change ...more »