John Foster

About Me: 

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.

 

  • Diane,

    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...

  • Hi Mark,

    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-...

  • Mark,

    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...

  • Mark,

    You asked me to comment on how churches can help persons with disabilities in their congregations with finding employment?  Some thoughts on that:

    Talk with the person about...