Course Code: REL-IDD-0-ESFL
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Explain the importance of meaningful employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
Describe the different employment options and job seeking strategies for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Recognize the different professional roles that are involved with supporting people to obtain and maintain employment.
List some accommodations and supports that can aid an individual with a developmental disability while on the job.
Section 1. Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Importance of Employment
A. Meet Kyle: Supporting Employment
B. Informed Choices
C. The Benefits of Employment
D. Working Matters
E. A Long Way to Go
F. The Biggest Obstacle
G. Ask Yourself
Section 3: Employment Options Today
A. Integrated Employment
B. School-to-Work Transition
C. Competitive Employment
D. Supported Employment
E. More on Supported Employment
F. Customized Employment
H. Non-Integrated Approaches to Employment
I. Sheltered Workshops
J. Mobile Work Crews
Section 4: The Employment Team
A. The Team
B. Employment Team Roles
C. Job Accommodations
D. Natural Supports
E. The Road to Successful Employment
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Put into Practice
Becky Tschirgi, MRA
Becky Tschirgi is an independent contractor with more than 30 years of experience. Ms. Tschirgi provides consultation, mentoring, and training to individuals and organizations involved in the provision of services for people with disabilities and economic disadvantages. She has a keen understanding of disability-related service systems and has held leadership positions in a variety of organizations and academic institutions. Ms. Tschirgi has developed and provided employment and management related training for rehabilitation organizations and Department of Rehabilitation staff for TACE (SDSU Interwork Institute) throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona and has provided presentations at various conferences. Her educational background includes a PET-RA Certificate from San Diego State University, a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelors degree in Social Work.
Disclosure: Becky Tschirgi, MRA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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