Monthly Archives: June 2012

Person Centred Employment Processes for Clients with Psychiatric Disability

A study by Kostick, Whitley & Bush (2010) suggested the following needs have to be met; focused training for employment specialists, better team integration and communication skills, supervisors with first hand supported employment experience and awareness of individual support models. … Continue reading

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The Role of The Disability Employment Consultant

You would have thought by now we’d have a fairly definite idea of what we do. But as I dig deeper into the literature I actually can’t find a definitive answer to that question. Yet what I do find is … Continue reading

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Person Centred Disability Employment Practice

What yardstick or measure do you use? Do we measure whether we work in a person centred manner by measuring outcomes and do we look at how we start the employment process? Can we use the methodologies such as PATH, … Continue reading

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Tools for Inclusion

The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at UMASS published a great article on Self Determination and Employment Support. Covering the role of the employment consultant and the job seeker it provides some sound advice for EC’s. I freely distribute this … Continue reading

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The Case For Hiring the Under Qualified.

I just read this article in Forbes. What strikes me about it is that it could equally apply as a case for employing persons with a disability. Food for thought and maybe a better point than the usual tired ones … Continue reading

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The Self Determined Career Development Model

Another tool for disability employment consultants is the Self Determined Career Development MOdel. Originally published in 2003 by Michael Wehmeyer and partners to address issues with Self-sufficiency, Personal Responsibility, Problem Solving, Coping, Self-regulation, Self-management, Goal-setting, Self-advocacy and Decision-making. The Self-Determined … Continue reading

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The Influence of Families on the Employment Process

The Institute for Community Inclusion has very good guide to including families in the process of employment for persons with intellectual disability. Follow the link listed here; http://www.communityinclusion.org/article.php?article_id=326 It’s based on a research study involving 16 participants and their families.

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