ERIC Number: ED430342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Students with Cognitive Disabilities Find and Keep a Job. Technical Assistance Guide 3.
NICHCY Technical Assistance Guide, v3 Apr 1999
This guide discusses the processes involved in helping students with cognitive disabilities such as mental retardation find and keep a job. Following an introduction, the guide discusses the types of employment available for these youth and young adults in competitive and supported employment settings. The following section looks at the roles of people involved in the process including parents, transition specialists, rehabilitation counselors and development specialists, friends, and employers. Specific suggestions for the job search are organized into those students concerned with planning for transition and job search methods. Suggestions for employers are also offered and include the importance of making appropriate accommodations and providing natural support services. A resource guide is attached that is organized into the following categories: self-determination and self-advocacy; transition planning and employment; employer materials; providing supports and accommodations in the workplace/supported employment; and videos for employers and students. Also included are a list of organizations providing information on transition and/or employment and a list of publishers. (DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, High Schools, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Mental Retardation, Self Advocacy, Self Determination, Supported Employment, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013; Tel: 800-695-0285 (Toll Free Voice/TTY); Tel: 202-884-8200 (Voice/TTY); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nichcy.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: Comes as one element in a package including a booklet entitled "A Student's Guide to Jobs," and an audiotape of the same name. The booklet is appended. The audiotape is not available from ERIC.