Module 3: Employment Related: Tapping into Talent

 

Introduction

It has been estimated that there will be approximately 10 million more jobs than there are people to fill them in the coming years. Employer hiring practices will have to move from merely maintaining a skilled workforce to actively recruiting and training new employees, often from non-traditional sources. Employers will be challenged to ensure loyalty in their workplace as well, as the younger generation of workers will change jobs more frequently than the older workers they are replacing. In this atmosphere, people with disabilities will become a valuable resource for employers. This eleven module program will provide the benefits of training people with disabilities.

The modules in this topic area focus on aspects of Title I of the ADA which are the employment provisions. Some of the modules in this topic area focus on the law, and some focus on human and practical aspects of the law. Modules in this topic area are provided for both the responsibilities of employers and the rights of people with disabilities.

 

3 a. ADA & Employment: an Overview

Goal: To provide a brief overview of the Title I employment provisions of the ADA

Time: About 30 minutes

Format: PowerPoint Presentation

Potential Audience: Job- Seekers with Disabilities, Employers, Staffing/Recruiting Professionals, Disability Service Providers, Business Leaders and Educators

 

3b. ADA Amendments Act & Employment

Goal: To provide an overview of the main provisions of the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) with a focus on employment implications

Time: 20 minutes (30 minutes for audiences who want an extensive Q&A)

Format: PowerPoint Presentation

Potential Audience: Job-Seekers with Disabilities, Employers, Staffing/Recruiting Professionals, Disability Service Providers, Business Leaders, and Educators

 

3c. About Reasonable Accommodation

Goal: To provide an overview of ADA basic provisions around reasonable accommodation in the workplace

Time: About 30 minutes

Format: PowerPoint Presentation

Potential Audience: Employees with Disabilities, Job-Seekers, Disability Service Providers, Employers/Business Leaders, and Educators

 

 3d. Case Studies in Reasonable Accommodations

Goal: To expand participants' understanding of reasonable accommodation and to view reasonable accommodations through the lens of return on investment

Time: 30 minutes (Time for module will depend on the size of the audience. Thirty minutes will be for an audience of 30 or 5 or 6 small groups).

Format: Activity & video clip analysis

Potential audience: Those who already have a prior basic understanding of rights and responsibilities around Reasonable Accommodations, Employees with Disabilities, Job-Seekers, and Disability Service Providers

 

3e. It's about Talent: Hiring People with Disabilities

Goal: To provide an overview of hiring issues from a legal, human and practical perspective 

Time: 30 minutes

Format PowerPoint Presentation, film clip analysis, and discussion of True/False items

Potential Audience: Private and Public-Sector, Employers, Business Leaders, People with Disabilities and Educators

 

3f Navigating the Hiring Process as a Job-Seeker with a Disability

Goal: To ensure job-seekers with disabilities to make plans and decisions as they navigate the hiring process as a person with a disability

Time: 30 minutes

Format: PowerPoint presentation, guided discussion

Potential Audience: Job-Seekers with Disabilities, Families of People with Disabilities, and Disability Service Providers

 

 3g. Are you Ready? Preparing for the Workforce of Tomorrow

Goal: To engage participants in considering how upcoming demographic and disability trends could impact business and the workplace

Time: 30 minutes (45 minutes if more than groups of 40 participants)

Format: Guided discussion

Potential Audience: Job-Seekers with disabilities, Employers, Staffing/Recruiting Professionals, Disability Service Providers, Business Leaders, and Educators

 

3h. Guess That Person: Profiles of People with Disabilities at Work

Goal: To surface and challenge automatic assumptions about the talents and capabilities of people with disabilities in the work world

Time: 15 minutes

Format: Interactive

Potential Audience: Employers, Business Leaders, Educators, Managers/Supervisors. Could be of interest to People with Disabilities, Family Members, Disability Service Providers who raise awareness for others

  

3i. Talking to Employers about a Disability: Legal and Practical Implications

Goal: To enable people with disabilities to be more knowledgeable, comfortable and effective in discussing a disability with a current or potential employer

Time: About 25 minutes

Format: PowerPoint Presentation, guided discussion with handout

Potential Audience: Job-Seekers with Disabilities, Employees with Disabilities, Families of People with Disabilities, Disability Service Providers, Employers, and Educators

 

3j Non-Obvious Disability in the Workplace

Goal: To enable participants to build practices, behaviors and/or policies that recognize obvious and non-obvious disabilities

Time: 30 minutes

Format: PowerPoint presentation

Potential Audience: Job-Seekers with Disabilities, Employers, Staffing/Recruiting Professionals, Disability Service Providers, Business Leaders, and Educators

 

3k. Further Resources for Disability & Employment: Continuing the Journey

Goal: To provide an overview of resources and links related to issues around disability in the workplace

Time: About 10 minutes

Format; PowerPoint Presentation and Discussion of Resource Handout

Potential Audience: Employees with Disabilities, Job-Seekers, Disability Service Providers, Employers/Business Leaders and Educators

 

3l. Students in Transition: What you need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Goal: To clarify how the ADA applies to students transitioning to college and/or employment

Time: About 20 Minutes

Format: PowerPoint presentation, guided discussion with handouts

Potential Audience Educators, Individuals with Disabilities, and Family Members

 

Information Provided by:

Southeast ADA Center

1419 Mayson St.

Atlanta, GA 30324

Burton Blatt Institute

Syracuse University