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Poverty Reduction Strategy Initiatives For Persons with Disabilities

Summary

The Poverty Reduction Strategy includes initiatives for persons with disabilities that can help them successfully pursue sustainable employment.

Employment and Educational Supports

Wage Subsidy for Persons with Disabilities:
  • targeted towards persons with disabilities receiving client management services by Advanced Education and Skills
  • encourage private sector employers to employ persons with disabilities

Supports to Employment for Persons with Disabilities:

  • responds to the disability related support needs of adults with disabilities who wish to participate in or maintain employment
  • includes work place accommodations, work place adaptation, assistive devices such as hearing aids, visual scanners, readers, technical equipment, assistive technology such as computer aides or software which can be used by persons with disabilities to aid in getting and maintaining employment.
Internships to Promote Technology for Persons with Disabilities
  • partnership with the Independent Living Resource Centre
  • an Internship Program in computer technology for 10 persons with disabilities.
  • interns will acquire skills in the area of adaptive technology and how technology can be used to respond to the related support needs of adults with disabilities who wish to prepare for, participate in or maintain employment.
  • Interns will support individuals with disabilities in a number of locations throughout the province and Labrador through the use of technology and virtual offices.
  • Independent Living Resource Centre - The Independent Living (IL) Internship Program opens new window
School to work transition supports for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • enables the provision of necessary supports to assist students with developmental disabilities in accessing summer/after school work opportunities to ease the transition from secondary school to work or post secondary training.

Questions?

For information, contact the Advanced Education and Skills office in your area:

Avalon

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-877-729-7888
TTY: 1-888-380-2299

Central

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-888-632-4555
TTY: 1-877-292-4205

Western

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-417-4753
TTY: 1-888-445-8585

Labrador

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-866-449-3144
TTY: 1-866-443-4046

Or

Labour Market and Career Information Hotline

Department of Advanced Education and Skills
Toll-free: 1-800-563-6600
St. John's area: 729-6600
TTY: 1-866-729-4685
Fax: 1-709-729-1129
 
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