Career planning is a part of life planning. What makes career planning different for people with disabilities is that it is not based on their deficits. Instead, we focus on skills, capacities, and interests, because these are the things that can spell “job success.”
Most services for people with disabilities require an assessment to establish both eligibility and service needs. Often these are combined into one evaluation, yet each of these two processes is distinct and should be done differently as well as separately.
Because confirmation of a disability for funding purposes requires a search for deficits, such a mindset can produce a service plan that is a “fix what’s wrong” approach, known as: deficit remediation
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