Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting New Career Paths for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Part of the Impact series.
Editor(s)
Derek Nord, Cary Griffin, Laura Owens, Kelly Roberts
Managing Editor(s)
Vicki D Gaylord

Description

A newsletter issue exploring employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their changing role in the American workforce. Historically, people with disabilities have often participated in very narrowly defined types of employment. There have frequently been low expectations about what they can contribute as workers. But, today self-advocates and their allies are leading a transformation in thinking about how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can do productive, valued work in their communities. This issue of Impact has been prepared to provide a snapshot of some of the strategies and personal stories that embody that transformation. Written primarily for vocational service providers, employers, secondary and postsecondary educators, and families of individuals with disabilities, this issue explores some of the innovative thinking and resources that are providing expanded employment options for people with disabilities, including employment in some of the promising areas for job growth nationally. And it offers some of the success stories of people taking new paths. It is our hope that this issue will spark even more conversations, and more creative thinking, among its readers about opportunities for supporting new career paths for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our country.

Details

Date
Winter/Spring 2012 
Type
Newsletter 
Edition
Volume 25, Number 1
Contact
ICI Publications Office to request a free print copy at icipub@umn.edu or 612-624-4512
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Co-publisher
Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)

Topics

  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Mentoring of youth
      • Transition planning
      • Employment and postsecondary education
        • Career preparation
          • Customized employment
            • Employment and workforce development
              • Postsecondary education
              • Specific disability
                • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                • Specific life stage
                  • Adolescents and young adults
                    • Adults