ERIC Number: ED390207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Putting Ability To Work: Disability, Career Development and Employment.
Johnson, Donna; And Others
This manual for training university professionals, community employers, human resource professionals, and university students was developed by the "Career Connections" project at the University of Minnesota. The project endeavored to enhance the career potential of students with disabilities, educate faculty and staff to work with these students, and assist employers in hiring and supervising people with disabilities. The manual consists of 10 self-contained modules covering: (1) paradigm shift (the shift from the medical model to the interactional model); (2) legislation (especially the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act; (3) disability types (describes seven major disability categories served by colleges and universities); (4) communication (ways to enhance communication and interaction with people with disabilities); (5) accommodations/modifications (reasonable accommodations and modifications in the workplace; (6) job accommodation demonstration (how to conduct a hands-on demonstration of adaptive technology); (7) counseling students with disabilities (personal counseling, career development, job seeking techniques, and academic advising); (8) employment (job analysis, job descriptions, interviewing, training, and supervision); (9) videos (describes two videos illustrating job accommodations); and (10) student trainers (training students with disabilities to make presentations at workshops on disability-related issues). (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Attitude Change, Career Development, College Students, Counseling, Disabilities, Employers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Job Search Methods, Lesson Plans, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Training Methods
Disability Services, University of Minnesota, 12 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St., SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($18).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Disability Services.