Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities


Author: Cary Griffin,David Hammis,Beth Keeton,Molly Sullivan
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598574036
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start.

Learning Disabilities - E-Book

Towards Inclusion
Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047015
Category: Medical
Page: 624
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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

A Full Life with Autism

From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence
Author: Chantal Sicile-Kira,Jeremy Sicile-Kira
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230393616
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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A guide for helping our children lead meaningful and independent lives as they reach adulthood In the next five years, hundreds of thousands of children with autism spectrum disorder will reach adulthood. And while diagnosis and treatment for children has improved in recent years, parents want to know: What happens to my child when I am no longer able to care for or assist him? Autism expert Chantal Sicile-Kira and her son Jeremy offer real solutions to a host of difficult questions, including how young adults of different abilities and their parents can: *navigate this new economy where adult service resources are scarce *cope with the difficulties of living apart from the nuclear family *find, and keep a job that provides meaning, stability and an income *create and sustain fulfilling relationships

Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals, Second Edition


Author: Fong Chan, PhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826198686
Category: Social Science
Page: 512
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The only text about counseling theories and techniques developed specifically for upper-level rehabilitation counseling students and practitioners, this book is now fully updated with a focus on evidence-based practice. It reflects the great strides made in incorporating research-based knowledge into counseling/therapy interventions since the first edition’s publication nearly 10 years ago. The book disseminates the expertise of many of the most esteemed leaders and academic scholars in rehabilitation counseling. These authors emphasize state-of-the-art scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of various counseling approaches and techniques for people with and without disabilities.

Employment and Work


Author: Susanne M. Bruyère,Linda Barrington
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483306003
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
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This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues facing people with disabilities in employment and the work environment. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Disability and Equity at Work


Author: Jody Heymann,Michael Ashley Stein,Gonzalo Moreno
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019998123X
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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Despite international and national guarantees of equal rights, there remains a great deal to be done to achieve global employment equality for individuals with disabilities. In OECD countries, the employment rate of persons with disabilities was just over 40%, compared to 75% for persons without a disability; in many low- and middle-income countries, the employment rates are even lower. There are numerous reasons why persons with disabilities fare poorly in the labor market; Disability and Equity at Work is the first book to document what can be done to improve this imbalance. Chapters in this volume address all relevant facets of this topic and include: ? Extensive examination of the factors contributing to inequitable access to work among persons with disability ? Analysis of the economic benefits of increasing employment equity ? Successful employment strategies at every stage of a worker's career ? Evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of innovative policies and programs around the world Chapter contributors include leaders from international organizations, government, civil society, and academia, including experts from UN agencies, leaders in nongovernmental advocacy and research organizations, and senior academics in the field. Disability and Equity at Work fills a needed gap that will appeal to those interested in and engaged in public policy, global health, equal rights, business, labor, and other fields.

Life Planning for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

A Guide for Parents & Family Members
Author: Judith Greenbaum
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572244518
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 199
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A Comprehensive Guide for Parents and Caregivers As any parent or caregiver of an individual with developmental disabilities can tell you, planning for the future of an adult with intellectual disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, severe autism, or another such condition requires hard work and good advice. While complete independence and self-reliance is out of reach for many adults with developmental disabilities, a productive, stable, and enjoyable life is certainly possible. But government and private support for parents and disabled individuals is scattered and difficult to negotiate. This book is a comprehensive guide to resources you can use to help an adult child or other individual with developmental disabilities for whom you care. The book begins by assessing the quality of life of the adult with a disability. It offers a wealth of suggestions for making that person's life even better. The book then focuses on long-term planning for the individual with a disability and helps answer the question, Who will take care of my child after I'm gone? Learn effective ways to: Assess a disabled individual's strengths and need for support services Develop a plan to for building a busy and productive life Locate good housing and employment opportunities Gather a supportive team of caregivers Advocate for a disabled individual with community agencies

The Forgotten Tribe

People with Disabilities in Zimbabwe
Author: Tsitsi Choruma
Publisher: CIIR
ISBN: 9781852873233
Category: People with disabilities
Page: 23
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Disabled People and Employment

A Review of Research and Development Work
Author: Barnes, Helen,Thornton, Patricia,Sue Maynard Campbell
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861341210
Category: Political Science
Page: 68
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This review of research and development initiatives intended to help disabled people get (or stay in) work, takes views of disabled people as a yardstick by which to assess good practice. It pinpoints gaps in existing research, and highlights the varying requirements of disabled people, employers and service providers as users of research.

Integrated Lifecycle Services for Persons with Disabilities

A Theoretical and Empirical Perspective
Author: David L. Lovett,Kathryn A. Haring
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461228867
Category: Psychology
Page: 383
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The field of education is under pressure, both external and internal, to improve the services provided to all students. In American society, and elsewhere, there is a concern that current educational practices fail to adequately prepare many students to be productive citizens. There has been a call for educational services that are more responsive to the needs of students, that use effective educational practices, that involve parents and the local community, and that adequately prepare teachers to assume more professional roles. Over the last several decades special educators have addressed these and other critical issues as they relate to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from these endeavors can be useful in the reshaping of schools for all students, those with disabilities and those without. Indeed, this information may be useful for services beyond school whether for young children or adults. This volume has been written to address how people with disabilities can be effectively served in settings with their nondisabled peers. Because many of the students who are not well served by current educational practices have similar needs as students with disabilities, it is anticipated that some of this information may be useful in the discussion regarding the reshaping of educational systems. It is also anticipated that the mate rial presented will help in the design of more effective coordinated sys tems that serve people with disabilities throughout their lives.

Assistive Technology in the Workplace


Author: Desleigh De Jonge,Marcia Joslyn Scherer,Sylvia Rodger
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323041302
Category: Medical
Page: 253
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This book outlines and defines the process for selecting, integrating, and utilizing assistive technology in the work environment. Each stage of the process is examined in depth, and effective strategies are presented to help overcome the barriers likely to be encountered at each stage.

Supporting People with Learning Disabilities in Health and Social Care


Author: Eric Broussine,Kim Scarborough
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292282
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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This reflective and evidence-based book will equip students as well as professionals who work with people with learning disabilities in primary, secondary and specialist healthcare settings, with the knowledge and skills they need to work effectively with people with learning disabilities. Chapters - written by leading academics and practitioners in the learning disabilities field - examine and discuss core issues, while a case-study approach ensures a solid grounding in practical skills. This practical element is further reinforced by the inclusion of service-user and practitioner 'voices', whose lived experiences make the book even more engaging, as well as a range of reflective exercises and regular opportunities for readers to self-audit their learning. Reflecting the multi-professional nature of services for people with learning disabilities, this book will help practitioners and students make a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities who access health and social care environments.

Academic Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

Scholarship in Action and the Syracuse Miracle
Author: Bruce R. Kingma
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936409
Category: Education
Page: 168
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This poignant study presents a collection of research on entrepreneurship and community engagement. The context of this book is Syracuse University's award winning model of Scholarship in Action with its emphasis on sustainable campus-community entrepreneurial partnerships and its resultant 'Syracuse Miracle's the transformation that has occurred in the Central New York community thanks to the university's partnership with the community to drive social, environmental, and economic development. Broken into three engaging sections, this book introduces appraisals of technology entrepreneurship and community engagement; community engagement and entrepreneurship; and entrepreneurship, engagement, and new models of education. The first section includes chapters that focus on successful corporate university partnerships, programs to champion student technology companies, and new models for supporting technology transfer. Section two concentrates on topics including transforming a community law clinic to aid community entrepreneurs, supporting successful entrepreneurs in distressed communities, and engineering a community newspaper in partnership with local residents. The final section includes analyses of services for entrepreneurs with disabilities and an innovative program that connects university students to provide assistance, factors that contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship among adults, and a new entrepreneurial program that provides teacher education.

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation

A Concise Guide to the Rehabilitation Counselor Test
Author: Fong Chan, PhD, CRC,Malachy Bishop, PhD, CRC,Julie Chronister, PhD, CRC,Eun-Jeong Lee, PhD, CRC,Chung-Yi Chiu, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108423
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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This user-friendly new study guide will help graduate students and professionals in rehabilitation counseling to prepare thoroughly for the CRC® examination. It provides a complete, detailed review of the CRC exam built on the most recent, empirically based rehabilitation counselor roles and function studies. Each chapter contains a concise overview of the topic, summary tables of key concepts, practice questions with annotated answers, and links to related web-based materials. Key Features: Covers 10 core curriculum areas Features 2010 approved core standards Provides 300 test questions and answers Describes key terms and concepts Includes tables and charts to clarify information Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Examination Preparation is written by rehabilitation counselors and content experts well known in their field for teaching effectiveness, research, and scholarship. It is geared for master's and doctoral-level students in rehabilitation counseling, psychology and disability studies, as well as Licensed Professional Counselors. It will also be of value to master's-level students in their day-to-day preparation for individual classes in theory, assessment, and job placement. Note: This book is not endorsed or in any other way supported by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Independent Living for Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Guide for Families of People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Author: Alan Bicknell
Publisher: National Autistic Society
ISBN: 9781899280179
Category: Medical care
Page: 36
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What Psychotherapists Should Know About Disability


Author: Rhoda Olkin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506135
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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This comprehensive volume provides the knowledge and skills that mental health professionals need for more effective, informed work with clients with disabilities. Combining her extensive knowledge as a clinician, researcher, and teacher with her personal experience as someone with a disability, Olkin provides an insider's perspective on critical issues that are often overlooked in training. A lucid conceptual framework is presented for understanding disability as a minority experience, one that is structured by social, legal, and attitudinal constraints as well as physical challenges. Illuminating frequently encountered psychosocial themes and concerns, chapters describe a range of approaches to dealing with disability issues in the treatment of adults, children, and families. Topics addressed include etiquette with clients with disabilities; special concerns in assessment, evaluation, and diagnosis; the impact of disability on sexuality and romance, as well as pregnancy, birthing, and parenting; the use of assistive technology and devices; disability and substance abuse; and more. Filled with clinical examples and observations, the volume also discusses strategies for enhancing teaching, training, and research.

Rehabilitation and Integration of People with Disabilities

Policy and Legislation : Report
Author: N.A
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287151237
Category: Law
Page: 375
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This is a compendium of policy and legislation in force in sixteen member states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). The report describes current national situations, making it possible to identify the attainments and the shortcomings of national disability policies, and to follow new trends.

Disability, Policy and Professional Practice


Author: Jennifer Harris,Alan Roulstone
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446242218
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
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This is the first book on working with disabled people to take an aspirational, outcomes-focused approach to professional practice. It forms the first attempt to grapple with the massive legislative and policy shifts in the Disability field in the last 15 years and provides an up-to-date, positive approach to professional practice, based on the social model of disability. Importantly, the book translates both adult and children's' disability legislation and policy guidance into positive, creative, enabling practice methods for professionals in social care, health, employment and independent living. The book takes a practical approach that challenges professionals to confront key issues in disability studies, policy and practice. The key topics covered are: o The Historical Legacy, Legislation, Policy and Guidance o Community Care and Beyond o Pivotal Moments in the development of disability policy o Independent Living, Choices and Rights o Life course Issues o Valuing Diversity o Key Challenges for an aspiring social model practitioner This book is an indispensable resource for all professionals and students working with disabled people.

Community-Oriented Health Services

Practices Across Disciplines
Author: Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082619818X
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Grounded in a transdisciplinary approach, this groundbreaking text provides extensive, evidence-based information on the value of communities as the primary drivers of their own health and well-being. It describes foundational community health concepts and procedures and presents proven strategies for engaging communities as resources for their own health improvementñan important determinant of individual well-being. It is based on recommendations by the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and on the premise that healthy communities are those with populations that participate in their own health promotion, maintenance, and sustenance. The book is unique in its integration of environmental and social justice issues as they significantly affect the advancement of community health. The text focuses on community-oriented health interventions informed by prevention, inclusiveness, and timeliness that both promote better health and are more cost effective than individually focused interventions. It addresses the foundations of community-oriented health services including their history, social determinants, concepts, and policies as well as the economics of community-oriented health services and health disparities and equity. It covers procedures for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating sustainable community health coalitions along with tools for measuring their success. Detailed case studies describe specific settings and themes in U.S. and international community health practice in which communities are both enactors and beneficiaries. An accompanying instructor's manual provides learning exercises, field-based experiential assignments, and multiple-choice questions. A valuable resource for students and practitioners of education, public policy, and social services, this book bridges the perspectives of environmental justice, public health, and community well-being and development, which, while being mutually interdependent, have rarely been considered together. KEY FEATURES: Offers a new paradigm for improving public health through community-driven health coalitions Includes evidence-based strategies for engaging communities in the pursuit of health Demonstrates how to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate community health partnerships Presents transdisciplinary approaches that consider environmental and social justice variables Includes contributions of international authors renowned in community health research and practice

Psychology of Disability

Second Edition
Author: Carolyn L. Vash, PhD,Nancy M. Crewe, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197597
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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The realities surrounding the psychological experience of disability, plus the intervention techniques used to resolve some of the problems, have changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition of this classic text. This revised edition describes changes that have come out of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as technological advances, new legislation, and evolving health care systems. It addresses the growing interest in racial and ethnic diversity, and includes an exploration of spirituality and disability, as well as a look at new partnerships, such as within the community, that have developed.