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Adults with autism see interests as strengths, career paths

13/02/2017

Adults on the autism spectrum see their interests as possible fields of study and career paths, as well as ways to mitigate anxiety, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforce

13/02/2017

Medicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autism also help their parents keep their jobs, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine and collaborators.
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Rural nursing homes are falling behind in health information technology

13/01/2017

MU researchers conduct first national assessment of IT sophistication in nursing homes, find significant gap between rural and urban areas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million older Americans depend on nursing homes for their health care.
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Accessibility: "We need a shift in awareness in the retail sector"

22/12/2016

Shopping with a disability is no easy feat: almost every store is not accessible. But what does accessibility in retail actually mean? REHACARE.com spoke with Patrick Dohmen of the EUKOBA Association about the idea behind the LernLaden (English: Learning Store) and the awareness and sensitization project for retailers, employees and apprentices.
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"Many employers believe they have to pay for renovations and auxiliary aids"

02/11/2016

Dennis Winkens is a prime example of implemented workplace inclusion: as an online editorial writer, the quadriplegic professionally writes about various auxiliary aids and services. REHACARE.com visited the 28-year-old in Remscheid (Germany) at his workplace and learned how he found his way into his job and what obstacles he had to overcome.
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Inclusion in education and the workplace: school bench, lecture hall, executive office?

02/11/2016

According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, children with disabilities should have access to an inclusive education. But the reality often appears to be very different. What is the next step after school? Vocational training, university studies or sheltered workshop after all? The wants and needs still differ greatly from what our society is currently permitting.
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Inclusion in profession and education

02/11/2016

In a lot of countries, joint lessons of children with and without disabilities are still a reason for discussions among teachers and parents. And in Germany, there is an obligation by law to hire severely disabled people, according to the size of the company. But 95 percent of the employers ransom themselves from this obligation. Reason enough to have a look for alternatives.
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Training and employment for people with disabilities – achieving goals together

02/11/2016

Those who have started their education in an inclusive classroom at a regular school generally also want to continue on their path to inclusion – for their vocational education for instance. And those who were not able to make this experience, often wished they had. To ensure that young people with disabilities don’t have to be on their own, there are options that support them on their way.
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Concept for caregiver workload relief: "Empathy is a fundamental part of being human"

15/09/2016

Caregivers encounter many different emotions in their jobs. Patients are in pain, have questions about their own mortality or they pass away. The empathy-based relief concept empCARE was founded to better handle these emotional experiences. With the help of training courses, caregivers are taught to learn how to prevent an empathic emotional overreaction.
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Advanced training in care

01/08/2016

Because of demographic change the care sector will be in need of junior employees. In order to get them more interested in this job, there will be a vocational training reform in care for Germany. But also experienced care staff has several possibilities for further qualification. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month August: Advanced training in care.
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Health care: Vocational training reform designed to inspire new talent

01/08/2016

Three for the price of one: in the future, training programs in pediatric, patient, and geriatric care are to be consolidated based on this principle. The so-called Pflegeberufsreformgesetz (English: Health Care Profession Reform Act) was already passed on January 13, 2016, by the German government. What does this reform mean for the future of health care services?
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"PIKSL focuses on the removal of digital barriers"

26/01/2016

Digital transformation does not only cause problems for persons with disabilities. Companies are also facing digital barriers they need to overcome. The PIKSL Lab makes digital inclusion its priority: together, individuals with and without disabilities work on removing digital barriers. In this interview with REHACARE.de, Project Manager Tobias Marczinzik explains the PIKSL concept.
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May 2015: Working life

04/05/2015

Entering the primary labor market often also depends on the basic willingness of the employer to hire people with disabilities. Prejudices and fears of contact make the job hunting even more difficult. What kind of focal points for example companies have to get informed about possibilities, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month May: Working life.
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"Persons with severe disabilities, who start their own business, need high-quality flexible models"

04/05/2015

One-size-fits-all solutions generally don’t work on a typical workday for persons with several disabilities. The often very diverse limitations also require a highly flexible work environment. Since most employers are not able to or don’t want to offer this type of setting, most persons with severe disabilities are often forced to become self-employed.
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Inclusive employment still needs help

04/05/2015

The primary labor market is not as easily accessible for persons with disabilities as it should be. And yet these potential employees are often well educated. Often however, lack of knowledge, experience and resulting insecurities are still barriers for companies. Still another barrier is the lack of compatibility between rehabilitation structures and company requirements. Education is essential.
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Networking for more inclusion on the primary labor market

04/05/2015

Recently, the special interest group Selbstbestimmt Leben in Deutschland was looking for ambassadors for inclusion – and Christian Habl is one of them. He wants to show that inclusion is possible and how it can be implemented. With his nationwide network to promote integrated employment of persons with disabilities, he also actively contributes by implementing the UN Convention.
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