Assessment is an integral part of education and plays a vital role in determining students’ strengths, learning preferences, instructional needs, and conditions for success in any type of learning situation. Educators can use a wide variety of methods to evaluate student skills, learning needs, and academic progress.
This past Spring Sam started working at the VCU Cary St. Gym as a Housekeeper and Rec Sports Assistant. After only 3 months of job site training he was ready for follow along.
Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project on Customized Employment -Discovery is the foundation of customized employment (CE), and is one of the elements that differentiates CE from other employment interventions. The purpose is to learn about the individual’s strengths, interests and work preferences. Discovery is capacity-based, not deficit-based. Instead of conducting formal assessments, employment specialists spend time with job seekers in familiar and unfamiliar settings.
Supported Employment Online Course ACRE Certified - January 14 - April 8, 2019 This course provides an extensive overview of supported employment and how to facilitate competitive jobs for individuals with significant disabilities. Topics include: federal policy; customer profile; job development; working with employers; job-site strategies; support plans; and alternative funding.
Increasing Student Achievement through Family Engagement - This webcast was developed for Alexandria City Public Schools’ teachers and other staff to become more aware of the importance of family engagement as well as to self reflect about their own levels and types of family engagement practices. This production was developed by the ACPS Autism and Behavior Team in collaboration with the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence. The resources were made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Department of Education.
The Interview Process: Best Practices for Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities - Individuals with disabilities may interview differently than some of your other applicants. In this webcast, we will discuss a few tips and alternative ideas to consider when interviewing a potential new employee who has a disability.
Toward Competitive Employment for Persons with Intellectual and Development Disabilities: What Progress Have We Made and Where Do We Need to Go - Recent research has shown that supported employment interventions for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) have a significant positive impact on the employment outcomes of these individuals.