I operate an employment services that assists persons with disabilities to find employemnt in the West Michigan region. I have worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation since 1979. I have a BA degree from Hope College in Holland, MI and am a Certified Employment Specialist in the State of Michigan.
My business is the Central Park Employment Services, LLC and I am located in Holland, MI.
I serve on the boards of the Michigan Rehabilitation Association, the MI-Job Placement and Development Association, and the Special Education Ministries preogem in Holland, MI.
Having worked as a trainer, casemanager, and job placement staff in a sheltered workshop (I prefer the term, "vocational training center") for much of my career, I can fully...
Yes Mark, I didn't think about your readers in Canada or other countries where the laws and issues for the disabled are different than in the USA. It would be a major undertaking just to begin a...
This would be a many faceted discussion. If it were possible, a number of groups and interested parties should be invited. My initial choices would include: persons with a disablity, disability...
As you are aware, the movement towards greater independence for persons with disabilities has been gathering steam since the "90's/2000's. Starting with independent or semi-...
I am in full agreement with your 3 points and aguement for keeping vocational workshop programs for people who have more significant barriers that would most likely keep them from...
You asked me to comment on how churches can help persons with disabilities in their congregations with finding employment? Some thoughts on that:
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