“ I think one of the key things I noticed was that everybody was challenging themselves, but in a positive way, to have a portfolio . . . To say, you know, this is me, but it is not always me and this portfolio shows that my disability is not the only thing that people should notice about me.”
The purpose of this research study is to explore the ways in which the Portfolio process can assist persons with an acquired disability to redefine their workplace strengths in order to attain new and satisfying work.
Identifies whether skills match employer expectations
Helps overcome a lack of formal credentials
Helps persons with acquired disabilities redefine their employment skills in terms of what they can do, and not what they can no longer do
Portfolio for Persons with Acquired Disabilities
We wondered whether a specially designed Portfolio process would help individuals who had acquired a physical disability and who now had to rethink their occupational direction in order to re-enter the workforce