Read the Papers from the State of the Science Conference on the Employment of People with Physical Disabilities
Barriers and facilitators to employment as reported by people with physical disabilities: An across disability type analysisExtant research has reported on the factors associated with seeking and maintaining employment for individuals with different types of physical disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS), and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Some of these factors are barriers and others are facilitators. However, research has not determined whether the inhibiting and facilitating employment experiences of people with physical disabilities are similar across type of physical disability.
Discovering ME: Using a Youth-focused Discovery Process to Build Customized Work-based Learning Experiences-Frustrated by the limitations of traditional transition assessments or the lack of parent involvement in the transition planning process? If so, learn about the Discovering ME project. Through this webcast, participants will learn how the basic principles of the Discovery process developed by Marc Gold and Associates for use with adults to promote customized employment has been adapted for use with school aged youth to promote customized work-based learning experiences.
Fitness Job Helps Michael Whitten Build Confidence
From bathing and dressing to eating a meal, Michael Whitten needs a helping hand in almost aspect of his life. Michael, who weighed just two pounds and two ounces when he was born premature December 4, 1994, lives with Cerebral Palsy. In the 23 years since his birth, Michael has endured nearly 40 surgeries and countless stares in public from young and old, his mom Brenda said.
Occupational therapy and elementary-age children aren’t always associated with transition. That didn’t deter Deborah Schwind, an occupational therapist in Loudoun County, from starting the Community Independence Instruction (CII) program at Cedar Lane Elementary School. Third to fifth grade students participate in CII building job skills, developing career interests, and embedding academic knowledge through hands-on learning opportunities throughout the school building.
Motivation is a billion dollar a year industry. Motivation to go to the gym. Motivation to eat healthy. Motivation to improve work performance. We ALL need a little extra help in the motivation department. We know that there are really two kinds of motivation: Intrinsic and Extrinsic.
"Get Ready for College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities" is a free series of online lessons, each focusing on a different aspect in the college preparation, selection, and disability services process.