Specifically, much of what slows down people with certain disabilities is the fact that they work a little more slowly. The consequence is that they often get kicked out of online work sessions, due to the way network administrators set time limits. If there could be some sort of toggle approved for those with bona-fide disabilities, they would be more productive simply because they wouldn't spend so much time logging ...more »
If a student has a goal which may not be attainable, perhaps tweak it to honor their interest, rather than disregarding. I still remember the story of a young student who wanted more than anything to be in the military but would not be able to pass the physical. His supporters, rather than saying he couldn't do it, found him a job at a recruiting center that allowed him to work in his field of choice.
There is a organization called Respectability USA which exclusively works in the area of improving employment outcomes for people with disabilities. On their website are reports and toolkits that address these issues and what to do to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Second, I attended a webinar about a vocational program called Project Search which is a vocational training and transition ...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 are many people like myself with developmental disabilities that have at or above average intelligence that need help with: educational, vocational, home and community based services who are often found ineligible for services or the services do not exist to meet our needs. The federal government needs to be more focused and prepared to address these needs. There must be greater investment in our public education ...more »
Use of person-centered planning will ensure what students with disabilities need individually in order to be successfully employed.
Use of Structured Learning Experiences and/or Community Based Instruction in school years during transition will ensure future employment success.
Look at evidence-based best practices for use of AT in employment. Note that IEPs must consider the use of AT as well. There are even some loaner or recycle AT agencies to help with cost.
there are several tax credits employers can take advantage of by hiring PWD.
This is not an idea. It is a need for good ideas for support for toileting for workers that cannot manage for themselves for many reasons.
In September, 2016, 19.8 percent of individuals with a disability 16 years old and older participated in our nation's labor force, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That figure for people without disabilities was 68.7 percent. Here's how we could make some real progress in raising that employment rate among individuals with disabilities in the United States: Provide individuals with opportunities for self-reflection ...more »
The high cost of sign language interpreter services creates a "cost-disincentive" for employers of deaf people. Public funding of VRI is needed to remove that barrier. (Consider the Video Relay Services now available at no cost to users). This remains a serious employment barrier for deaf people.