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 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.
A report released by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) in April outlines how federal funding is being used to shuttle people with disabilities into sheltered workshops
EG: Aside from higher education, you manage the workers' compensation pool for a group of 65 sheltered workshops
A sheltered workshop
is a community service facility that brings together at least eight adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities and employs only people with disabilities, except for staff.
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.
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
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