Services for Adults with Disabilities in Polk County. September 24, 2010. Goals of the System. Independent or supported living Community participation Post-secondary education Employment. Employment Values. Employment is not a choice, it is an expectation
Services for Adults with Disabilities in Polk County
September 24, 2010
Mainstream LivingEaster Seals
Behavioral TechnologiesChild Serve
Progress Industries Behavioral Health Resources
A typical day includes:
Employment Skills Training Services are organized formal training services that assist a person seeking employment to acquire the skills necessary for specific jobs or families of jobs.
Short-term, typically 6 to 10 weeks with a combination of classroom and on-the-job training
Employers were asked to list the reasons why they thought people with disabilities were not actively recruited or hired.
Change attitudinal barriers by
Costs of Accommodations and Benefits Impact
Attendance, Punctuality and Performance
(1) Those that offer health care insurance
(2) Those that treat the environment well
(3) Those that hire people with disabilities
Every job seeker with a disability is faced with the same decision: "Should I or shouldn't I disclose my disability?“
The worker with a non-apparent disability must make a choice without knowing
Ultimately, the decision of whether to disclose is entirely up to the person.
Percent of Public “Very Comfortable” with Disability