QUALITY CAREER GUIDANCE FOR ADEQUATE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
University of Jaen (SPAIN)
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Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Equality of opportunity is certainly, a principle widely shared aspiration in our societies. For people with disabilities, this principle has led the fight against discrimination and the pursuit of standardization in all areas of your life. In actual time, a key area for inclusion is at the workplace. The participation of people with disabilities in economic and productive processes, but still many obstacles, is therefore a priority area for action to the pursuit of equal opportunities. However, not all types of disabilities have the same difficulty to get the job integration. While people with motor or sensory disabilities can, in many cases, obtaining and maintaining employment by making adjustments to the relatively simple work environment, people with intellectual disabilities require, in most cases, accommodations and more profound changes, in this sense we find that the provision of professional guidance to the education system has been and remains a quality as possible psychoeducational interventions that facilitate both the development of students as the revitalization of the education community as a whole. This article describes the issues that must be present for proper guidance for training and employment of people with intellectual disabilities and Down syndrome.
Keywords: Vocational guidance, intellectual disabilities and Down syndrome.