Disability and Self-directed Employment: Business Development Models
Aldred H. Neufeldt, Alison Lee Albright
Captus University Publications, 1998 - Business & Economics - 348 pages
Presents a study of systematic approaches intended to aid in the creation of self-directed employment for disabled people, as an alternative to wage employment or reliance on social or family assistance. Section I sets the context in which self-directed employment is emerging as such an alternative. It defines self-directed employment and provides a framework of the relationship between the disabled person, the marketplace, and government policy makers. The emerging interest in self-directed employment is also placed in a historic context where illusions of disability have shaped public policies to be discriminatory. Sections II and III focus on evidence from low- and high-income countries regarding the kinds of strategies that enable disabled people to achieve self-directed employment, and models of approach that offer some success. The 13 chapters in these sections describe a sample of approaches and include specific case illustrations of both successful and unsuccessful approaches. The final section draws conclusions from the previous sections and includes a summary of strategies and factors that seemed to contribute to successfully supported self-directed employment.
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