Lecture 3 from the “Disability and social inclusion” training course
Annotation: As it stands today, there is still widespread confusion over the meaning of “finding employment for people with disabilities”. Several aspects must be kept in mind when addressing the issue of targeted employment services.
Key factors that affect the number of people involved when we talk about targeted employment are:
• The percentage (degree) of disability recognized by medical boards.
• People’s motivation to become part of a circuit that requires long-term commitment and availability.
• Living in a context that understands concepts such as inclusion and functioning correctly, and the evolution of individual and social situations.
Employment service users are often affected by one or more of the following issues:
• Multiple disabilities.
• A series of strictly health-related problems plus social and learning problems.
• A social disadvantage resulting from poor qualifications. This is more likely to result in a disability if a person has done hard physical work for most of their working life.
All these aspects must be kept in mind when addressing the issue of targeted employment services.
Bencivenga, R. and A. Tinti (2011). The Development of Appropriate Conditions In The Workplace for People With Disabilities. In M. Petrova et K. Preuss (eds.), Ability not Disability in Workplace. Distance Education Course (p. 82-105).
Lecturer: Rita Bencivenga, University of Genova, Italy
Date: 13 March 2023
Start: 15:00 (Eastern European Time)
End: 16:30 (Eastern European Time)
Format: Online session via Zoom
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