I work with people with special needs. Everything from developmental delays to physical handicaps. I ask employers to set aside one job that a person with say limited cognitive abilities can do. For example, handing out mail or sorting things. Sort of like how say grocery stores have certain people bagging groceries.
Now very often accommodations have to be made. For example, a person with autism can be great at a basic job like sorting but are terrible with people. You have to tell others to just not talk to them and they cant be with customers. In one place they have alot of deaf workers so they have a supervisor who can translate. A local movie chain has a crew of them to clean theaters.
Very often the employers find out these “special” people turn out to be pretty good at what they do. Good attitude, good attendance, they dont gossip or form cliques and such.
But not always. For example the young men have a terrible problem with boundaries and learning what not to say so they will say something of a sexual nature to a female and have to be fired.
So I’d like to ask, have any of you worked with disabled or workers with special needs? What accommodations did you have to make for them? How did it work out?