I recommend this document:
https://humanrights.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/media/The%20Great%20Debate_%20The%20Shift%20from%20Sheltered%20Workshops%20to%20Competitive%20Integrated%20Employment_1.pdf... more »
The workplace does not need to turn into a therapy session, it just needs to make more comfortable the worries and struggles respective to the individual.
If a disabled worker remains in counseling with their private providers, then they should be allowed to work and be made comfortable to do so.
I do not think therapy interventions should be done in the workplace, but rather the ADA Coordinator could ensure the disabled individual is in treatment with their own provider; and certify the ADA paperwork to make a comfortable setting for the disabled worker at... more »
While the original intent of this law may have been to incentive employers to employee the differently abled, I think in this day and age there are plenty of alternatives that do not require us to reduce a pay scale based on abilities.
In Maine, two-thirds of former workshop participants are now unemployed. Those adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that do have jobs work only an average of twelve hours a week, which is the lowest average in the country (https://docplayer.net/33593240-Transitions-a-case-study-of-the-conversion-from-sheltered-workshops-to-integrated-employment-in-maine.html).... more »
I think that it is SO important for an individual to have the right to employment. Everyone deserves the opportunity to be able to go somewhere, make friends, earn money, and so much more. There are so many things to gain from employment, taking... more »