Paul Wehman, Katherine J. Inge, W. Grant Revelle Jr, and Valerie A. Brooks
This groundbreaking text advances a critical element of empowerment for people with disabilities: inclusive, competitive, and meaningful employment opportunities. The only comprehensive resource on this topic, Real Work for Real Pay is an authoritative collection of current best practices, employment theories and policies, and specific tools that support positive change in the workplace. Readers will get the most thorough, up-to-date information on every aspect of inclusive employment, including• implementing workplace supports such as assistive technology, instructional strategies, and personal assistants • reconciling the different perspectives of employers and employees • understanding and using SSA work incentives • matching individual preferences to satisfying work • helping individuals make alternative work arrangements, such as self-employment and telecommuting • developing performance-based funding strategies for employment services • forming strong partnerships with businesses and other agencies within the service system With contributions by more than twenty authorities — including vocational rehabilitation specialists, disability rights experts, business consultants, and researchers — this is an essential text for students in upper-level courses and a must-have reference for inservice supervisors and managers. Readers will be fully equipped to help individuals with disabilities realize the benefits of real work for real pay: economic well-being, improved social and work skills, and greater self-esteem. [from publisher's web site]
Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Pub. 350 pages.
Call number: HD7255 .R415 2007