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On Labor Day

September 3, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

On Labor Day

Here in the US, we are celebrating Labor Day and that gives us the opportunity to reflect on all things work-related. Join us as revisit some posts about AAC and the world of work. Enjoy! Transitioning to the Workplace: Resources for AAC Learners with Significant Disabilities Building an Awareness of AAC in Your Workplace  Starting AAC with Teens and Adults     Employment is for Everyone Learning About ACES 

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Transitioning to the Workplace: Resources for AAC Learners with Significant Disabilities

March 15, 2018 by - Leave your thoughts

Transitioning to the Workplace: Resources for AAC Learners with Significant Disabilities

If we do our jobs well, students with AAC needs will leave school with a solid plan for post-secondary learning and/or the workplace. In most places, it can be challenging to identify meaningful work and learning experiences for young adults with AAC needs as they exit public education. While employment and educational opportunities for these young adults are slowly increasing, it is nonetheless a struggle to help young adults get prepared for their post-school lives. In this post, we share some resources that can help teams guide students and their families. QuickBook Of Transition Assessments (Cline, Halverson, Petersen, & Rohrbach, 2005)  Reading-Free Vocational Interest Inventory–Second Edition (R-FVII:2) (Becker, 2000)  Choose and Take Action Vocational Assessment Software (Martin, Marshall, Wray, Wells, O’Brien, Olvey, & Johnson, 2004)  Self-Directed Employment: A Handbook for Transition Teachers and Employment Specialists, (Martin, Mithaug, Oliphint, Husch, & Frazier, 2002): May be out of print but available in... [Read More...]

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Employment is for Everyone!

July 14, 2013 by - Leave your thoughts

Video of the Week- Everyone Works

Employment is for Everyone. Work is more than work in that we often define ourselves by what we do, we talk about work, we make friends at work, we share stories about work. That is one of the reasons we are so glad that the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council spends time and effort help supporting work for individuals with disabilities.  The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council was established in 1971 and has planned and provided  access to individual and family-centered supports for persons with disabilities.  Within these activities, a top priority has been employment for adults with developmental disabilities. This video summarizes some of the strategies and approaches that help guide successful employment which leads to greater independence.

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