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A free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. Using the Job Accommodation Network Dr. Suzanne Gosden Kitchen Sheryl Grossman, MSW. Presentation Overview. 1. Learn to use the Job Accommodation Network. 2. Find accommodation information on the web.

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PresentationOverview

1. Learn to use the Job Accommodation Network.

2. Find accommodation information on the web.

3. Learn from past Job Corps cases at JAN.

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JAN Overview

Established for 25 Years

Funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Based in Morgantown, WV

Serves a national audience

Provides electronic and telephone consultation, expert training, and comprehensive accommodation and compliance information

slide4

JAN Overview

Employers

Individuals and personal representatives (lawyers, friends, family members)

Rehabilitation and medical professionals

Those seeking self-employment

Others

slide6

JAN Overview: What JAN can do

Accommodation and ADA Information

Technical Assistance Documents

Process and Guidance

Benefit/Cost Research

Policy Development

slide7

What JAN cannot do

Provide legal advice

Recommend one product over another

Make employment decisions

Guarantee employee success

Guarantee job security

slide9
So…

What can JAN do for Job Corps?

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What JAN can do for Job Corps

identify accommodations for students with:

Mobility impairments

Sensory impairments

Cognitive or neurological impairments

accommodations for:

Classroom

On-the-job training

In the workforce

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What JAN cannot do for Job Corps

Advise which career choice is best

Determine eligibility for the program

Approve placement choice

Guarantee student safety

Guarantee student success

Approve a Job Corps denial

slide13

Placing Your Call to JAN

Before you call, gather this information:

Applicant’s vocational choices

IEP, if available

Medical, psychological, and social evaluations, if available

Educational (or other) criteria for chosen vocation

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Placing Your Call to JAN

During the call, be prepared to discuss:

applicant’s occupational choices

applicant’s limitations

previously-attempted accommodations

alternative accommodation solutions

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Placing Your Call to JAN

After the call, you can expect:

follow-up through these methods:

email

postal mail

phone

direction to JAN’s website

referral to organization or product vendor

case study 1
Case Study #1
  • Applicant with LD
  • Vocational choice: Health Care
  • Limitations:
    • Sub-average reading skills
    • Sub-average writing skills

How did we accommodate her?

case study 11
Case Study #1

“talking” medical products

  • Electronic Medical Speller
  • Talking thermometer
  • Talking pill bottle
  • CPR for PDA
case study 2
Case Study #2
  • Applicant with severe ADHD
  • Vocational choice: Automotive Repair
  • Limitations:
    • Inattention
    • Highly distractable

How did we accommodate him?

case study 21
Case Study #2
  • mechanic’s stool with organization shelf
  • Instructor “loads” stool with regularly used tools
  • Increases productivity
  • Decreases time student might waste looking for tools
case study 3
Case Study #3
  • Applicant with TBI and Epilepsy
  • Vocational choice: Food Prep / Culinary
  • Limitations:
    • Poor visual acuity
    • Impaired memory
    • Seizure activity

How did we accommodate him?

case study 31
Case Study #3
  • Adaptive kitchen products
    • Safety knife
    • Talking food scales
    • Auto-dial spice dispenser
    • One-handed jar opener
case study 4
Case Study #4
  • Applicant with CP and Intellectual Disability
  • Vocational choice: GED completion
  • Limitations:
    • fine motor
    • gross motor
    • Sub-average intelligence

How did we accommodate her?

case study 41
Case Study #4

Test Accommodations

  • Take test using computer and special software
  • Use alternative input
contact jan
Contact JAN

(800) 526-7234 (V)

(877) 781-9403 (TTY)

http://www.jan.wvu.edu

jan@jan.wvu.edu

Please call,

e-mail, or

visit us on the Web!