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Supported Employment: 

Advocacy and training materials

The following advocacy and training materials concern supported employment:


1. HR Council for the Non-Profit Sector (Canada), HR Toolkit on Diversity at Work- Supporting Employees with Disabilities (website)

This toolkit provides useful guidance on how to support employees with disabilities in the workplace. It includes examples of practical and supportive policies (on matters such as the duty to accommodate) that help create an inclusive workplace. The toolkit explains how the duty to accommodate applies in recruitment and selection and during employment as well as discusses grounds for non-accommodation (if any). It concludes with an interesting and useful list on preferred terminology which are not demeaning or hurtful.


2. United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Disability at a Glance 2015, 2016 (pdf)

The Report focuses on barriers to the employment of persons with disabilities in the Asia-Pacific region  and  offers solutions to strengthen the  employment prospects of such individuals.  Employment is the primary means of livelihood generation and provides individuals with purpose and meaning through playing a productive role in society. Accordingly, equal access to employment is  vital  and  the barriers  faced by persons with disabilities must be removed. This fifth edition of the Disability at a Glance series offers a regional overview of disability legislation, policies and practices, as well as relevant country-specific information.  The information draws upon a targeted disability survey carried out by the ESCAP secretariat and research undertaken by other organizations and scholars.


3. International Labour Organization, Inclusion of People with Disabilities in China, 2013 (pdf)

This Factsheet outlines the current situation of persons with disabilities in China, government support provided to such individuals, key groups, organizations, and ministries responsible for such individuals, key international standards concerning disability and their applicability in China, and the role of the International Labour Organization (“ILO”). The Factsheet recommends that persons with disabilities be provided with productive and decent work. It also suggests that a  disability  perspective should be taken in  all  aspects  of  policy  and  labour  legislation. Further, it advances that the effective implementation and enforcement of existing disability laws and policies and the provision of equal employment and training opportunities would contribute to the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities and reduction of poverty.


4. International Labour Organization, Facts on People with Disabilities in China, 2008 (pdf)

This Factsheet outlines the key figures relating to persons with disabilities in China. It explains the challenges faced by such individuals in areas such as employment. The Factsheet concludes with an overview of the ILO disability programmes in China.

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