Disabled Adults Learn to Work From ComputersBy Bradley, Theresa; Miami Herald ,
Publication Date: December 19, 2005
Article discusses the Adult Day Training Center, which is a program of Jewish Community services that provides employment training and opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities. Adult Day Training Center employees are pushing for computers so that they can have the opportunity to utilize special education software, such as Money Skills, in their programs. Clients range from ages 18 to 60, and many have made it as prep cooks, or work at hot dog roasting stands at American Airlines Arena. Others stock, clean, and bag groceries. The clients can also work at the center on assembly-style jobs, such as boxing eyeliner. Computers would greatly enhance the program, though counselors generally agree that the software would have to be simplified. Many of the clients would need help from a counselor just to type, though other clients have motor skills that would be better suited for a keyboard than a pen in the long run. Ultimately, many of the clients simply want to use a computer because it symbolizes their entry into the adult world.
Assistive Products Discussed: MONEY SKILLS (MODEL 0670)
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