Research Topics

Development of a Parents' Handbook on the Future World of Work

The Heldrich Center worked with the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities to develop a handbook for parents who have children with disabilities. The book serves as a source of encouragement and inspiration for parents about opportunities that exist for children with developmental disabilities, to educate parents about the benefits of working, and provide insight into today’s workplace and the technological requirements of occupations that allow people with disabilities to perform in jobs they may previously have not been able to perform. The handbook also outlines specific steps that parents can take to encourage work and independence for their children through learning and positive parental expectations. Funded by a grant from the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Disability Employment
Research Team: 
Laurie Harrington
Funded By: 
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilitie
employment guide
children with disabilities