The information and resources on this site are designed to assist Job Corps staff in providing services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD) and related disabilities [e.g., Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Emotional/Behavior Disorder (EBD)].
The Connection to Employability
This poses numerous challenges for individuals with LD and/or related disabilities who not only have to overcome cognitive processing difficulties, but who may also have difficulties with social competence (e.g., accepting criticism and change, managing pressure, making inferences, being sensitive to others). These social skills deficits may be reinforced by previous negative experiences by individuals with LD and/or related disabilities arising from academic and social failures, rejection, and the attitudes of others. If an individual's social and emotional functions are not addressed, they still may face discrimination even with accommodations for their disabilities. Consequently, the impact LD and/or related disabilities has on education/training programs is significant.