Effective Career Planning for Job Seekers with Disabilities . Institute for Community Inclusion Umass Boston www.communityinclusion.org. Identify Yourself !. DISABILITY. What does it mean to you?. Disability. Includes wide range of conditions Impact on people’s lives varies
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Job Seekers with Disabilities
Institute for Community Inclusion
What does it mean to you?
Disability is individualized and idiosynchratic
Every conversation you have with an employer about an individual with a disability contains both implicit and explicit disability awareness education.
HOW DO WE FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE WANT? people with disabilities
What interests them?
What motivates them?
-Matching interests & supports
Situational assessments people with disabilities
Taking a classAlternative Assessments
Requires that potential support needs and barriers be identified and addressed, prior to placement
understanding social rituals