While there are some disabilities so severe as to prevent the person from working at all, the majority of people with disabilities are still able to work in some capacity. For example, most people with intellectual disabilities are able to hold steady employment provided they find the right role and are given the right support.
In this article, our team at Vocational Solutions of Henderson County will go over a key part of the employment process for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities: vocational evaluations. Keep reading to learn what is covered in the vocational evaluation process so you know what to expect.
One of the first things we’ll do is collect pertinent diagnostic information. During vocational evaluations, the case manager will ask about your medical diagnoses and the specific nature of your disability. This will help them identify what kinds of work you might or might not be able to do and what kinds of accommodations you might need.
Your case manager will also ask you about your education, experience, and relevant or transferrable skills. This part of the vocational evaluation process is much like any job or recruitment interview, and it is designed to assess your capabilities and help you find a job that fits you well.
During vocational evaluations, you will also get to talk about what kind of job or work environment interests you. This is an important part of the process because it helps you and your case manager determine what kinds of roles are best suited to your needs and interests and where you will be most likely to succeed.