A Supported Employment Workbook

Author: Steve Leach
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427091
Size: 39.84 MB
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A practical tool for all job developers, this workbook presents strategies based on real situations and includes example exercises throughout. It draws on Steve Leach's thirteen years' practical experience in supported employment and is based on the principle of developing a client-centred approach to job development. It emphasizes the central importance of self-determination - ensuring that the individual makes their own choices to determine their future career. This flexible guide shows ways in which a support strategy can be developed in partnership with both employee and employer. Chapters are included on approaching and researching employers, establishing and improving the relationship between employee and employer, and on current debates in supported employment. The workbook also includes practical materials such as vocational profile forms, job analysis forms and support review charts. A comprehensive guide to delivering a supported employment service, it will enable professionals to support people with disabilities in finding and sustaining real jobs in real communities.

Job Success For Persons With Developmental Disabilities

Author: David B. Wiegan
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109220
Size: 78.94 MB
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In the United States alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labor market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success. The majority of persons with developmental disabilities are unemployed, underemployed, or still work in sheltered programs where it is almost impossible to reach their full potential. Job success is possible, but it requires a system based on a business model based on proven economics, rather than the traditional social services model. By employing a step-by-step procedure for gaining insight into the client, analyzing market opportunities, matching the client to a job, and supporting the client after placement, service providers can help individuals make a successful transition into good community-based employment. Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities will be essential reading for profit and non-profit rehabilitation service organizations, private job development businesses, government funding agencies, special education job placement programs, transition specialists, and families of persons with developmental disabilities.

Business For Aspies

Author: Ashley Stanford
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058458
Size: 75.98 MB
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Includes bibliograhical references (p. 227-230) and index.

Autism Answer Book

Author: William Stillman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402219377
Size: 75.22 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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It is currently estimated that 1 in 150 kids are affected by autism-and that number is increasing at an alarming rate. In a time when parents are overwhelmed with confusing, and often conflicting, information, The Autism Answer Book provides them clear and confident counsel by providing straightforward answers to their most pressing questions. The Autism Answer Book covers such topics as: --Getting a diagnosis --Social sensitivities --Physical well-being --Mental health --School success Written in an easy-to-read Q&A format, The Autism Answer Book helps parents understand and accept their child and develop a plan for success.

Brain Injury And Returning To Employment

Author: James Japp
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843102927
Size: 63.15 MB
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Annotation - Author - well known name in the field- First guide on re-employment and vocational rehabilitation of individuals with an acquired brain injury - not much material available in this area- Topical - employment of brain-injured people is a priority in both the NHS, Jobcentre Plus and insurance companies.

Learning Disabilities E Book

Author: Helen Atherton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047015
Size: 58.86 MB
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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

The Complete Guide To Getting A Job For People With Asperger S Syndrome

Author: Barbara Bissonnette
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006924
Size: 42.32 MB
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Finding a job is a confusing and anxiety-provoking process for many individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) who may not know what they are qualified to do and may struggle to communicate their value to employers. In this book, Asperger's employment expert Barbara Bissonnette describes exactly what it takes to get hired in the neurotypical workplace. Every aspect of finding employment is covered, from defining strengths and researching occupations, to marketing oneself and projecting confidence and enthusiasm in interviews. Job-hunters are taught how to develop a personal profile of their talents and skills, their ideal work environment, and important work criteria. They are then shown how to set realistic goals and develop an effective job search plan. There is detailed instruction on networking, including how to find contacts and what to say. A wealth of checklists, templates, sample scripts and written communications accompany the text. Upfront, engaging and highly practical, this will be an essential guide for individuals with AS entering the workforce for the first time, as well as experienced workers who have lost jobs or wish to change careers but are uncertain about how to find the best match for their abilities.