workshop

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workshop

a group of people engaged in study or work on a creative project or subject

Workshop

[′wərk‚shäp]
(astronomy)

workshop

A building or room used for handi-craft work.
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In June 2013, Rhode Island settled after an investigation by the DOJ found that most of the people receiving state- and city-funded employment and daytime services in sheltered workshops wanted to be more integrated and had been requesting to join the competitive workforce for years.
In order to determine which group produced the most cost-effective outcomes, supported employees from the non-sheltered workshop cohort were matched to supported employees from the sheltered workshop cohort.
The report, Beyond Segregated and Exploited, is a follow-up to a report released last year that examined the issue of segregating working people with disabilities in sheltered workshops and the use of the subminimum wage to exploit their disability for the financial gain of employers
The greatest fear of opponents of the move is people with disabilities won't be accepted and supported in their new jobs or by the broader community, that enough jobs for them won't materialize, and that the state won't pay for safe, enriching activities for those who otherwise would have worked in a sheltered workshop.
Another hurdle is that about 30 percent of intellectually disabled people who work do so in sheltered workshops, where they perform basic tasks but are segregated from nondisabled workers.
A sheltered workshop is a nonprofit rehabilitation facility utilizing individual goals, wages, supportive services, and a controlled work environment to help vocationally handicapped persons achieve or maintain their maximum potential as workers" (p.
3 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) In a sheltered workshop in Lancaster, Mary Hernandez puts labels on cans of dog food for a company that pays for work.
First, Alternatives closed the sheltered workshop in a former Whitin mill, which in the 1980s and '90s provided piecework jobs for up to 200 people served by the agency.
Vernon has worked in the Sheltered Workshop and Bloch/ New England until 1997.
In some cases, the disability was obvious because the client was interviewed at a halfway house or sheltered workshop.
To expose the participants to Americans with disabilities and to teach them about community resources, we visited an independent living center, a sheltered workshop, and a Special Olympics event.
Most significantly, he founded Helena Industries, a sheltered workshop for the mentally, physically and developmentally disabled in Helena, Montana.