People with disabilities in the United States face daunting prospects when it comes to employment. Unemployment rates are significantly higher for people with disabilities than those of the general public and, when employed, people with disabilities are likely to earn less than people without disabilities. To help lessen this disparity, vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs are designed to assist job seekers with disabilities by offering training and support as they enter in or return to the workforce.
Many people with disabilities use service dogs or assistance dogs to maintain independence at home, at work, and in the community. Service dogs are trained to perform specific functions such as guiding a person with visual impairments safely from place to place, alerting a person who is Deaf or hard of hearing to sounds in the environment, or providing other assistance such as pulling a wheelchair or retrieving dropped items. Some dogs can also be trained to alert a person of an oncoming seizure or a drop in blood sugar or insulin.
Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a series of programs and services designed to help a person with a disability find and keep a job or return to work after injury. These services are most often provided by counselors at a VR agency. VR counselors spend a lot of time getting to know the individuals with disabilities they work with, understanding their needs and abilities, and supporting them as find their place in the workforce.
Bienvenido a la tercera edición de RehabWire. La edición de abril se trata totalmente sobre el trabajo. En esta edición de RehabWire, usted encontrará artículos e investigaciones sobre la rehabilitación vocacional, la transición de la escuela-al-trabajo, y la terapia ocupacional. ¡Así que manos a la obra!
PCEPD ha declarado octubre el Mes Nacional de Concientización del Empleo de Personas con Impedimentos. RehabWire para este mes destaca los nuevos documentos, proyectos, y recursos relacionados al empleo.
Tenga en cuenta: Los eventos de tiempo sensible se han eliminado de esta versión. Las observancias mensuales y semanales siguen siendo.
RehabWire para abril de 2001 se centra en los empresarios y otros trabajadores por cuenta propia con discapacidades. El autoempleo es a menudo una solución viable a la readaptación profesional, aunque no siempre se ofrece a los clientes.
RehabWire for March 2001 focuses on entrepreneurs and other self-employed people with disabilities. Self-employment is often a viable solution to vocational rehabilitation, though not always offered to clients.
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