A Tool for Creating Inclusive Workplaces: The JAN Accommodation Toolkit - The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has developed an online tool to help U.S. businesses most successfully recruit, hire and retain applicants and employees with disabilities.
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.
Overview of Customized Employment Online Course -March 4 - 29, 2019 Customized employment is a process for individualizing the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in ways that meet the needs of both. It is based on a match between the unique strengths, needs, and interests of the job candidate with a disability, and the identified business needs of the employer or the self-employment business chosen by the candidate.
This month the VCU RRTC wants to recognize Tommy Dubois for his outstanding work in internship development and job placements at the Fort Eustis Project SEARCH site.
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.
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.
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.
Business Connections at VCU is a supported employment service provider for individuals in the Metro Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Warsaw areas, assisting individuals with disabilities with finding employment and providing ongoing support to clients who obtain employment. Established in 1983, the Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives. Our team of nationally and internationally renowned researchers is committed to developing and advancing evidence-based practices to increase the hiring and retention for individuals with disabilities.