ERIC Number: ED400668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Power: An Employer Awareness & Training Program. Facilitator Manual [and] Participant Manual.
Brandt, Bonnie Biel
This training package includes a Facilitator Manual and a Participant Manual designed to provide information and instructional tools necessary to train Guam employers on awareness and skills related to the successful employment of individuals with disabilities. Module 1 dispels misconceptions and stereotypes related to disabilities. Attitudes and values which support and enhance inclusion and acceptance of persons with disabilities are presented, as well as appropriate language and terminology. Participants are provided with overviews of disabilities and practical suggestions for ways to work with persons who experience various disabling conditions. Module 2 provides information on local and federal laws and regulations related to employing persons with disabilities, particularly provisions of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Module 3 presents practical ideas and strategies to successfully employ persons with disabilities, including developing effective recruitment and hiring practices, identifying essential functions of jobs, identifying and developing accommodations, and developing effective post-employment practices. Each module includes a list of objectives and necessary materials and equipment. National and local resources on employment and the rights of individuals with disabilities are listed. (Contains 30 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Guam Developmental Disabilities Council.
Authoring Institution: Guam Univ. Affiliated Program, Mangilao.
Identifiers - Location: Guam
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990