Event Title

Youth in Transition and Employment: What to Expect in the Work World

Location

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)

Start Date

1-10-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-10-2014 1:50 PM

Description

Annette Bourbonniere, Graduate Student, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; and Meada Daly-Cano, Per‐Course Instructor, Psychology. Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in employment for people with disabilities. According to the National Longitudinal Transition Study employment of youth with disabilities has steadily increased. In 2009 the employment rate was at 60% for youth with disabilities compared to 66% of similarly aged young adults from the general population. In spite of this increase in employment rates people with disabilities continue to experience discrimination in the workplace. Participants will learn to recognize discrimination in the workplace and develop advocacy skills to address this discrimination. We will discuss techniques that people with disabilities can use to maximize their chances of obtaining and retaining employment and then gaining promotions. These techniques will be applicable to people with both visible and invisible disabilities.

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Oct 1st, 1:00 PM Oct 1st, 1:50 PM

Youth in Transition and Employment: What to Expect in the Work World

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)

Annette Bourbonniere, Graduate Student, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; and Meada Daly-Cano, Per‐Course Instructor, Psychology. Enacted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination in employment for people with disabilities. According to the National Longitudinal Transition Study employment of youth with disabilities has steadily increased. In 2009 the employment rate was at 60% for youth with disabilities compared to 66% of similarly aged young adults from the general population. In spite of this increase in employment rates people with disabilities continue to experience discrimination in the workplace. Participants will learn to recognize discrimination in the workplace and develop advocacy skills to address this discrimination. We will discuss techniques that people with disabilities can use to maximize their chances of obtaining and retaining employment and then gaining promotions. These techniques will be applicable to people with both visible and invisible disabilities.