sheltered workshop


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workshop

 [werk´shop]
1. the meeting of a group of people for a specialized purpose such as having a discussion, learning something, or studying something.
2. the place where such a meeting is held.
sheltered workshop a facility where individuals with handicaps are employed to produce a product, to socialize, and to increase their sense of self worth.

sheltered workshop

Etymology: ME, sheltrun, body of guards; AS, werc + sceoppa, stall
a facility or program, either for outpatients or for residents of an institution, that provides vocational experience in a controlled working environment. The workshop also offers related vocational rehabilitation services, such as job interview training, to people with physical or mental disabilities.
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In Massachusetts, the Department of Developmental Services has reviewed its policies regarding sheltered workshops as a pre-emptive measure and has mandated that all clients transition to employment in the community and all workshops close.
Sheltered workshop agencies and non-sheltered workshop agencies.
Plaintiff Gretchen Cason, a 27-year-old with Down syndrome, had volunteered in a hospital cafeteria and a small retail chain during her high school transition program, but she was placed in a sheltered workshop rather than a community job.
Of the 420,000 disabled people who work at sheltered workshops, only 5 percent ever leave for other jobs alongside nondisabled workers.
Transitional sheltered workshop programs are intended to provide job training and work experience to individuals in segregated working environments.
This vision of inclusion was the catalyst in the last decade for developing the 18th- and 19th-century Whitin Mill complex, which housed Alternatives' main office and the former sheltered workshop, into a cultural center for the entire community.
A similar response was noted after visiting a sheltered workshop and the Special Olympics.
It marks the first time a Washington non-profit, sheltered workshop has received the designation from the international organization DNV.
STILL going strong after 25 years - that's the proud boast of a Nuneaton firm originally set up in the town as a sheltered workshop for the disabled.
Of the individuals no longer working, two left the area and one had returned to the sheltered workshop that initiated the job placement.
By employing participants in the Hope Rehabilitation Center's sheltered workshop and donating to educational and charitable funds, North Coast strives to make a difference in the community.