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Custom alterations tailoring job readiness for individuals with disabilities

Custom Alterations: Tailoring job readiness for individuals with disabilitieS

Leah Rudy, LSW

Hayley Stokar, LSW


Custom alterations tailoring job readiness for individuals with disabilities

PRESENTERS:Leah Rudy, LSW--Youth and Disability work at JVSHayley Stokar, LSW--Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Services at JVSCurrent Service Structure: assessment, job readiness, placement, follow-up, closureGROUP MEMBERS:Members of the disability community?Working with youth?Working with people with disabilities?Other professional cross-sections?


What is job readiness

What is Job Readiness?

  • Preparing an individuals for the world of work.

  • Discussing job opportunities and realistic jobs.

  • It is important to discuss appropriate work behavior, getting to work on time, dressing appropriately and meeting the needs of the employer.

  • (2013, 10 8). Retrieved from http://fldoe.org/cc/glossary.asp


Custom alterations tailoring job readiness for individuals with disabilities

COMPONENTS OF JOB READINESS-Documents(resume, cover letter, references, cards)-Appearance(hygiene, attire, body language)-Rehearsal (behaviors, consistency, interview responses)-Transportation (planning, reserving, fare cards, dry runs, backup)(Stokar and Rudy, 2013)


Custom alterations tailoring job readiness for individuals with disabilities

DISABILITIES SUB-SETS(not a comprehensive list! People are unique and do not fit nicely into boxes)INTELLECTUAL/COGNITIVEDEVELOPMENTALMENTAL ILLNESSPHYSICAL/MOBILITYDEAF/HARD OF HEARINGBLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIREDCO-OCCURRING/MULTIPLE DISABILITIES


Intellectual cognitive disabilities

Definition of Intellectual Disability: A disability that involves a significant limitations with both intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviors (“Accommodation and compliance,” 2013)

On the Job Accommodations:

  • Reader or writer when filling out forms or applications

  • Assistance with Time Management

  • Job Coach

    Accommodation and compliance series, employees with intellectual or cognitive disabilities. (2013, 03 07). Retrieved from http://askjan.org/media/intcog.html

Intellectual/Cognitive Disabilities


Pervasive developmental delay spectrum

Pervasive Developmental delay (spectrum)

Explanation of systems and social expectations

Schedules & Protocols

Strategies for Communication (verbal vs. written)

Environmental & Sensory Management (reasonable accommodation)

“job-site training, the assumed best practice for teaching vocational skills, is likely to be more effective if supplemented with simulation training”

Lattimore, L.P., Parsons, M.B., & Reid, D.H. (2006) Enhancing job-site training of supported workers with autism: A reemphasis on simulation. Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis . 39(1), 91-102.


Mental illness

Definition of Mental Illness: A medical condition that disturbs a person’s thinking, feeling, mood and/or ability to relate to others. ("National alliance on," 2007)

On the Job Accommodations:

  • Medication compliance

  • Emotional Support

  • Work schedule and time restraints

    National alliance on mental illinios. (2007, 01 01). Retrieved from http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=About_Mental_Illness&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=53155

    Loy, B. (2007, 03 07). Accommodation and compliance series: employees with mental health impairments. Retrieved from http://askjan.org/media/psychiatric.html

Mental illness


Physical mobility

PHYSICAL/MOBILITY

Reading job description wording carefully (essential v. non-essential)

Planning transportation – Para-transit

Requesting reasonable Accommodations/Environmental Modification

Designating support networks

When using service animals: legalities and benefits

Veterans and civilians with recently acquired physical disability


Deaf hard of hearing

Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Communication styles

English comprehension assessment

American Sign Language--Interpreters

Formality levels: hearing vs. deaf culture

Technology: Videophone, FM loops, IM/email, C.A.R.T.

Self-advocacy- ADA, general habits of marginalization


Blind low vision

Difference between Blind and Low Vision: Low vision is a medical term used to describe visual impairments that cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts. (Massof, 2006) Blindness might also refer to a person with no vision.

On the Job Accommodations:

  • Differing accommodation between no vision and low vision

  • Assistive Technologies: Magnifier, Photo copier with enlarged paper materials, JAWS software

  • Navigational aids: Cane or service animals

    Massof, R. (2006, 11). Low vision and blindness: Changing perspective and increasing success. Retrieved fromhttps://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm06/bm0610/bm061005.htm

    Loy, B. (2013, 03 26). Accodmmodation and compliance series: employee with vision impairments. Retrieved from http://askjan.org/media/sight.html

Blind/Low Vision


Multiple co occurring disabilities

Multiple/co-occurring Disabilities


Custom alterations tailoring job readiness for individuals with disabilities

TAKING IT TO THE GROUP: WHAT EXPERIENCES HAVE PEOPLE HAD WITH JOB READINESS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?


Online resources

  • www.askjan.org

  • Americans with Disabilities Act www.ada.gov

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission www.eeoc.gov

  • National Association of the Deaf www.nad.org

  • Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org

  • National Federation of the Blind www.nfb.org

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) www.aapd.com

  • Screen Reader www.screenreader.net

Online resources


Question and answer

Question and answer

Hayley Stokar: [email protected]

Leah Rudy: [email protected]


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