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Project “ATO – Ação, Trabalho e Oportunidade” (action, work and opportunity): insertion of disabled people in the labor market – an experience report

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Author(s): Angela Paula Simonelli | Daniela da Silva Rodrigues | Paula Márcia Gomes Navas | Léa Beatriz Teixeira Soares | João Alberto Camarotto

Journal: Cadernos de Terapia Ocupacional
ISSN 0104-4931

Volume: 21;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 119;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Insertion | Disabled People | Work

ABSTRACT
This article reports the experience of the Project “ATO –Ação, Trabalho e Oportunidade” (Action,Work and Opportunity): insertion of disabled people in the labor market in the municipality of São Carlos, state of Sao Paulo, which has been in progress since 2008 through the application of an insertion model based on the activity. It is an interinstitutional research academically developed through an extension activity. It describes the several stages developed by the interdisciplinary team, the methods applied, and the theoretical fundamentals that guide the achievement of the aimed targets. The quantitative and qualitative results found so far are analyzed with respect to the facilitating strategic elements as well as to the relations of interest that act as impediments to the participation of the mentally disabled in the project and for their insertion in the labor market. It was possible to observe that society needs to be prepared to overcome architectural and attitudinal barriers in the workplace, besides disseminating the concepts of inclusion culture and respect for differences in the organizational structures, policies and processes of companies. Some proposals that could contribute to the efficiency of a public policy of insertion of disabled people in the labor market close the present study.
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