A gainful employment in a competitive and an integrated setting not only is a relevant form of public health promotion intervention, but also is a basic human right that everyone should have equal access to without discrimination. People with disabilities, however, are more likely to encounter barriers to a gainful employment as compared to those without disabilities; particularly, stigmatizing attitudes toward disabilities have been frequently cited as a major barrier to employment. Therefore, this webinar aims at providing an overview about how stigmatizing attitudes toward disabilities may affect goal-pursuing behavior (e.g., looking for a job) for people with disabilities; how employer attitudes may vary toward different type of disabilities; and how employers’ cultural background may be associated with their areas of concerns on hiring people disabilities.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to gain a basic understanding of:
- What stigma is.
- How employer attitudes may vary toward different type of disabilities.
- How negative attitudes toward disabilities may affect goal-pursuing behavior for people with disabilities.
- How employers’ cultural background may be associated with their areas of concerns on hiring people disabilities.
Presenter: Wei-Mo Tu
The presenter, Dr. Wei-Mo Tu, is an assistant professor in the Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation at the University of North Texas. He completed his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan, and earned his Ph.D. in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was an employment specialist and a vocational evaluator. He also has experiences in the area of community support specialist, neuropsychological evaluator, and mental health counselor. His areas of research interest include motivation, psychosocial aspects of disability, transition, vocational rehabilitation, positive psychology, and applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Health, and Disability (ICF) in rehabilitation.
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