sheltered workshop

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a workshop that offers jobs to members of the physically or developmentally disabled population

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They are often referred to as sheltered workshops at agencies that provide services to people with disabilities, including the Arc of Opportunity in Fitchburg where Ms.
The greatest fear of opponents of the move is people with disabilities won't be accepted and supported in their new jobs or by the broader community, that enough jobs for them won't materialize, and that the state won't pay for safe, enriching activities for those who otherwise would have worked in a sheltered workshop.
The present study sought to begin to address this gap in the literature by examining two groups of supported employees--one comprised of individuals who received services from a vocational agency that also had a sheltered workshop, and the other containing individuals who received services from agencies providing only supported employment.
People like Downs -- ready to challenge themselves and leave the safety of a sheltered workshop.
EG: Aside from higher education, you manage the workers' compensation pool for a group of 65 sheltered workshops in Missouri.
Crazy Dolls, made by hand in a sheltered workshop, help needy women support their families and get back on their feet.
a nonprofit sheltered workshop where he and other disabled workers are bused each workday to stuff envelopes, collate files or shrink-wrap products -- all for far less than the state minimum wage of $8.
During November 17, 2013, through January 20, 2014, Southeast Enterprises, a local nonprofit sheltered workshop that employs over 160 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will partner with over 165 locations throughout the Kansas City area to provide drop-off sites where the public can bring their non-working holiday lights for recycling.
Nelson (1971) stated that the definition of a sheltered workshop was from the National Association of Sheltered Workshops and Homebound programs, which adopted a definition of a sheltered workshop:
At the sheltered workshop at Desert Haven's office in Lancaster, 170 people assemble and package products for business, including hair-care products firm J.
Bernard Software, CTIC will manufacture the iPrism appliance in Australia and the packaging for the appliances will be locally manufactured by a sheltered workshop in support of handicapped people.
Rice co-founded Alternatives 37 years ago, he offered people with disabilities the opportunity to trade life in an institution - the main mode of care until the 1970s - for group homes and jobs in a sheltered workshop.
My son David worked at a sheltered workshop in Torrington Avenue and was so proud of his small wage, which gave him something to live for.
The studies also found that IPS clients tend to earn higher wages and are generally more satisfied with their jobs than those participating in traditional day treatment programs or sheltered workshop settings.
The product is now manufactured by 15 workers in Newbury Park and packaged by Desert Haven Enterprises, a training center and sheltered workshop for developmentally disabled adults in Lancaster.