Innovative Practices 2013 on Employment
Post-secondary inclusion: a path to employment
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Canada – Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL)|
|Organisation:||Post-secondary inclusion: a path to employment|
While the rest of world recognises the importance and even the necessity of a post-secondary education to success in employment and life in general, adults with developmental disabilities are denied access to this normative and valued pathway to employment and career opportunities.
Inclusive post-secondary education (IPSE) has a proven track record, resulting in vastly superior rates of employment for adults with developmental disabilities in a broad array of jobs and careers with less dependency on human services. IPSE challenges the assumptions many hold with respect to what is possible for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve. It raises the challenge – if quality inclusion can be achieved within elite academic institutions, it should be possible in almost every dimension of community life. The array of courses, faculties, and departments continues to grow and expand each year to the point where the possible limits to inclusion seem unreachable.
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