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Building social capital to access opportunities and contribute to our communities.

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Building social capital to access opportunities and contribute to our communities

In this webcast, the presenters provide a basic definition for what social capital is - a resource (something you can obtain, use, and invest), a catalyst (something that causes change), and an outcome (with potential benefits to both the individual and the community). Social capital is about the connections people have with others that provide value to all involved. It is also about linking with others in order to build a network, access opportunities and, in turn, contribute to the larger society, through an individual’s talent, creativity, energy, and care. Several self-advocates share the importance it plays in their lives and accomplishments, how they handle obstacles, and their future aspirations. How people with disabilities can build and invest in social capital to create meaningful outcomes in careers, lifelong learning, relationships, independent living, recreational pursuits, and overall community membership is discussed. Run time: 50 minutes.

NARIC Accession Number: O21271.  What's this?
Author(s): Tilson, George; Ward, Michael.
Project Number: 90DP0085, 90RT5035 (formerly H133B130011).
Publisher(s): Effects of Customized Employment on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1314 West Main Street, PO Box 842011, Richmond, VA 23284-2011; 804/828-5956.
Publication Year: 2016.

Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, EMPLOYMENT, EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS, EMPLOYMENT SUCCESS, JOB ANALYSIS, JOB DEVELOPMENT, JOB SATISFACTION, SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT, VOCATIONAL EVALUATION.