Tag Archives for " Disability "

Dec 02

Employment First

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

Employment First

A belief that employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability.

For many people that receive state funded services, the idea of employment has almost been an afterthought, especially for people with significant disabilities. Other options that have had a higher priority include Day Support, Pre-Vocational training or Sheltered Work in a facility that may have paid wages less than the Federal minimum wage.

Dec 26

What Is A Reasonable Accommodation?

By Stand Up, Inc. | Virginia Supported Employment

For most of us, going to work is among the ways we define ourselves.  The same holds true for people with disabilities. They would like to work, and make contributions to society too.

Generally, disabilities will not have an affect on the work they do or prevent them from becoming great employees. Particularly if accommodations can be made that will enable the employee to perform at their highest possible potential.