CRCC eUNIVERSITY Employer Issues Courses

Maximizing Workplace Disability Inclusion

7 CE CLOCK HOURS
$175 LIST PRICE | $105 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

The goal of this course is to provide you with a high-level overview of effective employer policies and practices that improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. This course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help public- and private-sector employers attract and retain individuals with disabilities in the workforce and to make them feel welcome.

Course Description

An overview of the employment process and the components of the work environment to consider when consulting with employers on disability inclusion is the foundation for this course. You’ll focus on an employer’s disability inclusion considerations in the recruitment and hiring components of the employment process. You’ll also investigate how these considerations influence career development and retention. Advice is provided about building a disability-inclusive work climate, and how doing so can heighten the likelihood that individuals with hidden disabilities will be comfortable requesting accommodation. You’ll also analyze employer considerations in the provision of equitable access to compensation and benefits. You’ll examine all points in the employment process where you can guide employers on improving the accessibility and accommodation approach for individuals with disabilities. Identify ways to assist employers in using metrics to assess the efficacy of their efforts in each part of the employment process. The course concludes with a blueprint of how you can serve employers as a consultant and informational resource.

The learning activities and quizzes are designed to help you apply the content presented in the course. Refine your knowledge and skills to help employers develop or enhance policies and practices that improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Feedback is provided for each learning activity and quiz.

The research serving as the basis for this course was funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, awarded to Cornell University’s Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employer Practices Related to Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities (grant no. 90RT5010). Research was conducted in close collaboration with numerous employer-representative associations and individual employer partners, looking at effective disability inclusion practices in recruitment and hiring, retention and advancement, accessibility and accommodation, compensation and benefits, disability inclusion, and the metrics to measure efficacy across these practices.

Course Instructor

Susanne M. Bruyère, PhD, CRC

Have You Considered Assistive Technology?

3 CE CLOCK HOURS
$75 LIST PRICE | $45 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

The goal of this course is to review ways to connect clients with disabilities and specialists who can determine the appropriate technology needed for daily living and work.

Course Description

Develop a sense of how current technology can be used to support a client’s work and home lives. You’ll also learn about the various categories of assistive technology and how to secure the different kinds of services offered by assistive technology centers. Practice formulating an effective referral question or statement when working with an assistive technologist.

Course Instructor

A. Lynn Deese, MA, ATP

Employer Engagement

3 CE CLOCK HOURS
$75 LIST PRICE | $45 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Provide strategies for rehabilitation counselors to engage employers as they advocate for hiring and retaining people with disabilities.

  • Demonstrate to employers the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and complying with the ADA.
  • Evaluate and recommend methods for recruiting and on-boarding in the hiring of people with disabilities.
  • Analyze accommodation options for employees with disabilities and identify appropriate retention strategies.
  • Assist employers in maximizing policies and procedures related to their employees with disabilities.

Course Description

Rehabilitation professionals can improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities by highlighting the benefits to employers’ businesses while utilizing the marketing strategy of a “quick pitch.”

Course Instructors

Debra Scholten, CRC, LPC

Job Placement Provision

6 CE CLOCK HOURS
$150 LIST PRICE | $90 SAVINGS PLAN MEMBER PRICE

Course Objective

Provide a deeper understanding of current practices in job placement and how the process can be improved to help guide decisions about job placement, including planning and/or providing services.

Course Description

Throughout this course, you will analyze case studies focusing on different aspects of job placement provision. Based on interviews with rehabilitation counselors, supervisors, and administrators in five different states, course content is supplemented with additional literature from the knowledge base on job placement. Interviews are focused on:

  • Job placement;
  • Process of working with community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) to contract for services;
  • Decisions about who should provide the placement services; and
  • Common issues impacting placement success.

Course Instructors

Allison R. Fleming, PhD, CRC
Garrett E. Huck, PhD, CRC, LPC
Brian N. Phillips, PhD, CRC