ERIC Number: ED293258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Hiring Workers Who Have an Intellectual Impairment: A Guide for Employers.
Dennis, Steven; Ebert, Thomas A.
This guide is intended to answer employers' questions on how to hire and manage workers who have an intellectual impairment. Following an introductory description and definition of intellectual impairment, the guide addresses relevant issues through a series of responses to questions: (1) Do individuals with an intellectual impairment make good employees?; (2) What are their job strengths and weaknesses?; (3) Are there any special considerations for employees who work in jobs requiring contact with customers or the public?; (4) What kinds of jobs can they perform?; (5) Will extra training time or supervision be required?; (6) How can training or supervision be provided without disrupting the flow of activity?; (7) Should an employee with an impairment be treated differently from other employees?; (8) How will co-workers respond to the new employee?; (9) What are the costs associated with hiring intellectually impaired workers?; (10) Will company insurance rates change?; and (11) What are the benefits associated with hiring intellectually impaired workers? Names and addresses of organizations that can supply additional information are provided along with a summary of "keys to success" that encourage employer commitment, education, understanding, and active partnership with vocational rehabilitation specialists and agencies. (VW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Employment Immigration Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Western Industrial Research and Training Centre, Edmonton (Alberta).
Note: A grant was provided from Employment and Immigration Canada.