Alabama APSE sponsored a three day intensive customer driven Supported Employment training for Job Coaches. The training was held March 28-30, 2007 in Birmingham, Alabama. The emphasis of the training was building new networks with businesses in order to assist citizens with disabilities in securing suitable employment. View pictures from the training.
Employers please email your question(s) or comments to AL-APSE.
FAQ's about Recruiting Workers with Disabilities - Frequently asked questions about recruiting, interviewing, and hiring qualified workers with disabilities.
Public - Private Partnerships - When private businesses partnering with public disability agencies will achieve success in recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining qualified workers with disabilities.
When the Job Candidate has a Disability - Even the most seasoned interviewer may feel less confident when interviewing an applicant with a disability. For those with even less experience, the task can be overwhelming.
How to Accommodate? - There are general tips of accommodation for people with disabilities, as well as specific accommodation tips for working with people with mobility Impairments, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who have cognitive or psychiatric disabilities, and for people with speech and language impairments.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires most employers to provide reasonable accommodations that enable qualified people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs. As the term reasonable implies, the accommodation must not constitute an undue hardship to the employer.