List of Research Reports

No.137 Research on Employment Status of Persons with Disabilities (April 2017) (Summary pdf 298KB) (Japanese Link)
This report provides the results of collected and analyzed data from the research on the status of settling into the workplace of persons with disabilities (physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mental disabilities and developmental disabilities) who were employed through job placement service at the Public Employment Security Office. It is expected to be utilized in employment support institutions and companies including administrative institutions.
No.136 Research on the Characteristics Evaluation of Communication Skills of Persons with Developmental Disability (Part 2) - Study Based on the Trial of the Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone New Version – (April 2017) (Summary pdf 289KB) (Japanese Link)
It is important to objectively evaluate the characteristics of non-verbal communication to improve communication and issues with the interpersonal attitude of persons with developmental disabilities. With the new version of Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone, we can evaluate whether they infer emotions of others correctly from the tone and facial expressions, and moreover evaluate whether their inferences from the ambiguous emotional expressions are biased or not. So, it is expected to be utilized for understanding their characteristics and drafting support plans as well as for discussing considerations in the workplace.
No.135 Research study concerning current situations of the Regional Employment Support Network for Persons with Developmental Disabilities-Ten years after the enforcement of the Act on Support for Persons with Developmental Disabilities- (April 2017) (Summary pdf 382KB) (Japanese Link)
In this report, we investigated the current situations of the regional employment support network for persons with developmental disabilities, and extracted these issues. In the questionnaire survey, we revealed the issues etc. regarding the users' situations and the support system etc. at the Support Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Employment and Life Support Centers for Persons with Disabilities and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Centers for Persons with Disabilities. In the interview survey, we revealed about the network situations which we could not pick up from by the questionnaire survey.
We hope this research report used for sharing the current situations of the regional employment support network and issues of them, for persons with developmental disabilities.
No.134 A Study on Community Supports in Health Care, Welfare and Educational Fields to Promote Work Readiness and Transition of Persons with Disabilities (April 2017) (Summary pdf 435KB) (Japanese Link)
This study newly identified the two points of "common base for disability employment supports," which haven't been shared by community supporters despite their being the most fundamental contents in order to effectively implement the community supports in health care, welfare and educational fields to promote work readiness and transition of persons with disabilities. Those were "a. basic framework for disability employment supports" and "b. points for common understanding for the multi-disciplinary disability employment supports." The results obtained would be used as hints for community supporters to confirm common goals, the points of employment supports, and concrete practices using their expertise, when they consider the role-sharing and cooperation for employment support in their community based on spreading philosophy of inclusive society.
No.133 Research on the Job Creation Support in the Employment of Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities (April 2017) (Summary pdf 295KB) (Japanese Link)
Regarding the selection of a job at work for persons with disabilities, support for their further ability development and support for their career development, this research document provides the job creation support models and ideas as well as the 27 job creation support cases, and it is expected to be utilized in the companies that are considering employing persons with disabilities, companies that have been employing persons with disabilities, and job assistance organizations.
No.132 Research on the working life cycle of people with disabilities (The fourth research period)-The fourth survey on the working life on young people (2014) and middle and aged people (2015) with disabilities- (April 2016) (Summary pdf 370KB) (Japanese Link)
This is the middle report of researches which is undertaken for 16 years between 2008 and 2023 (scheduled) regarding the working life of persons with a variety of types of disabilities. As the research results of the last eight years, some influences concerning the attributes of the participants of this research and work environment factors that affect the job satisfaction levels post their employment and their work-related needs were identified. The anticipated use of this research is to be concrete hints for the continuous support post-employment and the individual accommodations and supports based on the needs of persons with disabilities.
No.131 Research on the Current Status of Home-based Work Support for Persons with Disabilities and their Tasks (April 2016) (Summary pdf 520KB) (Japanese Link)
With the recent rapid development of IT technologies and the expansion of high-speed networks, telework has been widely recognized. However, because of incidents of personal information leakage and due to the availability of offshoring, there are a variety of tasks in operating the organization supporting home-based work for persons with disabilities. In this research, by undertaking surveys and visits, the newest status and tasks for home-based work, circumstances in the past and finally the revitalization plan for the future are summarized and then the beneficial information is provided for persons who are willing to use the organization, the supporters and the involved persons at the corporations.
No.130 Report on the Development of a Vocational Rehabilitation Support Tool for the various types of disabilities -Task revision and development of new tasks on Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) - (April 2016) (Summary pdf 145KB) (Japanese Link)
The Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) is a core tool composed within the “Integrated Support Tools for Assessment and Training (Total Package to promote work adjustment)” and it is used to efficiently carry out the vocational rehabilitation.
Based on the results of the basic survey for active users of MWS, the expansion of evaluation and training function was planned by “task revision and development of new tasks.” Its purpose is to fulfill the support for various types of disabilities. This report was organized and analyzed for the current status and establishment of the criterion of revised work samples.
No.129 The Study on the support of the current Status and future of the Way of Working of Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction II (April 2016) (Summary pdf 329KB) (Japanese Link)
The current condition of employment support is clarified by undertaking factual research in several institutions (medical, welfare and employment support) involved in supporting persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction. The data concerning “way of work” and “accommodations points” were also organized regarding the persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction who could work after using support institutions. The effect provided on the vocational rehabilitation because of the progress of the promotional activities to support persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction was clarified by undertaking research within the rehabilitation medical institutions, the Local Vocational Rehabilitation Centers for Persons with Disabilities and the Employment and Life Support Centers for Persons with Disabilities to consider the ideal method of support in the future. The anticipated use of this research is to be used by supporters at the time of the employment support to persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction.
No.128 Research on the Tasks from a Corporate Perspective Involving the Employment of Persons with Mental Disabilities and their Solution Strategies (April 2016) (Summary pdf 563KB) (Japanese Link)
Tasks having workers to return to workplaces after leave due to mental issues as well as regarding the employment of persons with mental disabilities were analyzed and organized in respect to corporation. Subsequently, the efficient practical use of social resources and initiative policy in order to solve each task was provided. This is to provide indicators for a variety of corporations who are taking part in the employment of persons with mental disabilities to understand their own situation, and indicators for the employment support institutions to plan common recognition with other corporations.
No.127 Research on Supports given by Employers regarding Career Development and Advancement of Persons with Visual Disabilities (April 2015) (Summary pdf 156KB) (Japanese Link)
This research explores the current situation of career development, work experiences and vocational training for persons with visual disabilities, presents issues when trying to expand duties at work and seeks how to make full use of the workers’ capabilities, based on the results of interviews with staff at support agencies, workers with visual disabilities and their employers.
No.126 Research on Current Status of Work Difficulties according to Symptoms of Intractable Diseases and the Elements of Work Supports (April 2015) (Summary pdf 161KB) (Japanese Link)
This research revealed that the symptoms characterized as "instable physical condition including general fatigability" commonly seen regardless of kinds of diseases, was dominant factor of work difficulties caused by intractable diseases, although some other stable disease-specific symptoms existed. This research also revealed that the effective employment supports included suitable job selection, in which recovery from fatigue and health maintenance were secured in terms of working hours, rest and holidays, while being able to demonstrate his or her ability reasonably without overstrain. Also of importance was promoting reasonable accommodation in a workplace in order to achieve a good balance between medical treatment and work.
No.125 Research on Satisfaction with Vocational Life of Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Current Status of Workplace (April 2015) (Summary pdf 388KB) (Japanese Link)
Some studies show that more Persons with Developmental Disabilities are not satisfied with their current jobs than those with other Parsons with Disabilities and ordinary workers, and settling into the workplace is an issue for them. This research focuses on Persons with Developmental Disabilities who are currently working, summarizes the results of the survey on satisfaction with vocational life and current status of employment (e.g. types of employment, experience of leaving a job and communication with a workplace such as consideration), and life environment, grasps the factors affecting such satisfaction with vocational life, and explores the causal relationship between them. It is expected that this research will be used as basic information to encourage Persons with Developmental Disabilities to settle into the workplace.
No.124 Research on Spread of Human Resources Development Program with SST -Spread of Workplace Communication Skills Improvement Seminar- (April 2015) (Summary pdf 280KB) (Japanese Link)
It is expected that this research will be used as materials to consider development of human resources who will support the competitive employment of persons with disabilities, and methods to support employers by employment support organizations.
No.123 Research Related to Support and Measures for Students who Require the Consideration to their Progress in Training and Learning -Current Status and Problem in Polytechnic Institutions - (April 2015) (Summary pdf 225KB) (Japanese Link)
Under the condition that the importance of the consideration and support for the students with Developmental Disability in institutions for education or training has been widely recognized, we have conducted activities in order to pursue the synergy effect produced by vocational ability development business at polytechnic institutions and vocational rehabilitation business for persons with disabilities. The first part of this report is the research report about the background, contents, processes, issues and remained problems of the activities conducted at polytechnic institutions, while the second part provides “Support and Measures Guidebook for Students who Require the Consideration to their Progress in Training and Learning (Practice)”as the deliverables of the activities. The results of these activities at polytechnic institutions can be widely helpful not only in entire vocational ability development facilities, but also in upper secondary and higher education as a mutual reference.
No.122 Research Related to Current Status and Problem of Employment Support at Employment Support Institutions to Persons with Disabilities who are Highly Difficult to Get Employed -Mainly for Mental Disability and intractable diseases- (April 2014) (Summary pdf 796KB) (Japanese Link)
The influence of social system on the difficulties in employment of persons with disabilities is as important as those of the persons themselves and employers. Particularly for Mental Disability and intractable diseases, social system for the support for compatibility between medical treatment and work has not been developed yet. This research organized the results of the surveys targeting various institutions and experts of the both fields, on their recognition of employment problems, measures taken, status of cooperation, and recognition of their roles, and the effects of various measures. These results are to be used for future consideration of their role-sharing and cooperation.
No.121 The Study on the current Status of support and future of the Way of Working of Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction (April 2014) (Summary pdf 314KB) (Japanese Link)
We grasped various aspects of the current status of employment and ways of working of persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction through the following three types of fact-finding surveys: (1) Survey of Local vocational rehabilitation centers for persons with disabilities (2) Survey of Work Transition Support Providers, and (3) Survey of persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction belonging to the Family Association (JTBIA and TKK). We also organized the details of status and issues in support institutions which accept persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction in high numbers. This study is expected to be useful for the supporters in medical treatment, welfare, and employment support institutions to provide detailed support.
No.120 Research on the Company Needs for the Local Vocational Rehabilitation Network (April 2014) (Summary pdf 217KB) (Japanese Link)
In order to clarify the role of employment support institutions and credentials required in supporters, we must understand what the company, which is one of the parties of the employment of persons with disabilities, expects from employment support institutions. In this research, company needs for support and the skills required in supporters will be summarized based on hearing and questionnaire surveys targeting companies and support institutions. This material is expected to be leveraged as useful material not only for companies which employ persons with disabilities and supporters in employment support institutions, but also for companies with intentions of newly employing such persons.
No.119 Research on the Characteristics Evaluation of Communication Skills of Persons with Developmental Disability -Development and Trial of Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone Expanded version- (April 2014) (Summary pdf 447KB) (Japanese Link)
At workplaces, we need to infer not only clearly expressed emotion, but also more complicated and ambiguous emotion from tones and faces. In this research, we developed expanded version of test of emotion recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone to evaluate the characteristics of persons with developmental disability when they judge other persons' pleasantness from ambigous prosodic or facial expressions. We can use this report as a material to clarify the criteria for the evaluation of communication by persons with developmental disability and issues of support to them.
No.118 The Survey and Research on the Working Life Cycle of People with Disabilities -The Third Survey on the Working Life of Young People with Disabilities (FY2012) / The Third Survey on the Working Life of Middle and Aged People with Disabilities (FY2013)- (April 2014) (Summary pdf 329KB) (Japanese Link)
We have been conducting a panel survey (a longitudinal study of the same group of people over placement, job retention, and maintaining and improving a working life. The purpose of our research is gathering the basic resources to develop plans and measures for improving an employment management of people with disabilities in business and facilitating employment.
No.117 Research on the Status of the Settling into the Workplace and Support to Persons with Mental Disabilities (March 2014) (Summary pdf 234KB) (Japanese Link)
This research is expected to be used as basic material to confirm the specific measures and considerations concerning the support for the Settling into the workplace to persons with Mental Disabilities by the following: work support institutions; support staff in psychiatric medical institutions; staff in charge of employment management in the companies which accept the persons with Mental Disabilities.
No.116 A Study on Increasing the Employability of Office Workers with Visual Disabilities (April 2013) (Summary pdf 198KB) (Japanese Link)
Thanks to the innovation of information technology, development of support equipment, and improved training and grant systems, the possibility of people with visual disabilities employed as office worker is increasing. In this study, actual examples of how people with visual disabilities conduct their work were collected in Japan and abroad. We hope that this study as well as the leaflet entitled 'Increasing the Employability of Office Workers with Visual Disabilities' will be of help to company personnel and the support center professionnals to further promote the employment of persons with visual disabilities.
No.115 Research Regarding the State of Career Development Support According to Disability Diversification (March 2013) (Summary pdf 483KB) (Japanese Link)
- Part 1 Questionnaire Compilation -
- Part 2 Hearing Survey Compilation-
- Part 3 Career Development Support Model Compilation -
We made a survey of companies and employees with disabilities, a hearing survey of workers with disabilities, case examination of advanced efforts made by both educational institution and forward-looking companies in employment of persons with disabilities. Based on the above, current conditions and issues relating to diverse career development of persons with disabilities including, mental disabilities, developmental disabilities, and Higher Brain Dysfunction, were made clear and organized. We hope that this report can be used as an information resource to promote both career development support for persons with disabilities and effective cooperation between related institutions.
No.114 Research on the Method for Promoting the Employment of Disabled Persons by Small and Medium Size Enterprises (March 2013) (Summary pdf 478KB) (Japanese Link)
What can be done in order to revive the employment rate of persons with disabilities which has stagnated within small and medium sized Enterprises?
In this research, in addition to a survey of companies, an employment/vocational support institution survey is performed for the purpose of performing a diversified analysis and in order to propose methods to small and medium sized enterprises regarding the promotion of the employment of persons with disabilities.
We hope that this research will be used effectively in combination with easily understandable pamphlets by small and medium sized enterprises and support institutions for the promotion of the employment of persons with disabilities.
No.113 Research Regarding Human Resource Education Programs Using Social Skills Training (SST) -Workplace Communication Skill-up Seminar (Draft) Development- (March 2013) (Summary pdf 592KB) (Japanese Link)
In this research, a human resource education program (draft), aiming at supporting both employees with disabilities and employees who support those with disabilities in the workplace, has been developed to expand human resource education within companies. This draft is subject to further change and improvement. During the development process, basic structure and design of the program have been suggested to be effective in improving communication skills. This material is expected to be used in considering human resource education at companies employing persons with disabilities and support for employers at vocational support institutions.
No.112 Research On the Difficulties of Supporting Young Persons with Developmental Disabilities Using Youth Support Agency for Employment (March 2013) (Summary pdf 621KB) (Japanese Link)
We hope that this material is useful for not only those involved with youth job support, but also for institutions when considering the current state of cooperative support for youth with developmental disabilities.
No.111 Research on Persons with Early Onset Dementia and Their Employment Maintenance 2 -Current Status of Reaction at Facilities and Study on Support- (April 2012) (Summary pdf 549KB) (Japanese Link)
It reveals current status of support for persons with early onset dementia and their employment. Based on opinions and cases of maintaining employment which were collected from vocational counselors, human resources personnel and specialists, the report provides directions as to how support for employment maintenance should be. Personnel at supporting facilities may make use of this report for coordinated support.
No.110 Current Status and Problems of Legislation and Policies for Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Europe and the United States (April 2012) (Summary pdf 317KB) (Japanese Link)
Current status and problems of legislation and policies for employment of persons with disabilities in Germany, France, the UK and the US are described and perspective and possible influence on legislation and policies in Japan are explored. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is to be finalized and this report offers useful information to relevant researchers and companies along with Material Series No.58 "Current Legislation and Measures for Employment of Persons with Disabilities in Western Countries" which gives a detailed explanation to a table titled the same.
No.109 Research on Employment Management of Persons with Mental Disabilities (March 2012) (Summary pdf 409KB) (Japanese Link)
According to research, targeting business offices, the employed persons with Mental Disabilities and supporting organizations, this report provides information related to know-how of employment management of persons with Mental Disabilities (including people who return to work through a leave because of mental health problem). "Guidebook for employment of persons with mental disabilities" prepared based on research result is expected to be utilized for employment of persons with Mental Disabilities at business offices.
No.108 Research on Support for Persons with Mental Disability to Make Transition to Regular Employment (March 2012) (Summary pdf 539KB) (Japanese Link)
Since 2008, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare(MHLW)has been promoting Step-Up Employment Program for Persons with Mental Disabilities, where person with mental disability can start from working for short hours and gradually lengthen it depending on situation of the job or workplace, in order to make transition to regular employment. This research shows results of the survey on Step-Up Employment Program for Persons with Mental Disabilities and hearing survey of companies or supporting organizations and cases of support applied total package during Step-Up Employment Program for Persons with Mental Disabilities, and proposes the effective support. This report is expected to be practical data when making use of Step-Up Employment Program for Persons with Mental Disabilities effectively.
No.107 Study on Promoting Job Retention Support for Persons with Disabilities to Companies (March 2012) (Summary pdf 411KB) (Japanese Link)
We conducted a questionnaire survey on companies which have been taking an advanced approach to employment of persons with disabilities and a hearing survey on companies and employment support institutions which have been taking a progressive approach to job retention of persons with disabilities. "Job Retention Support for Persons with Disabilities -A handbook for employment support institutions-", which is based on the research results is largely expected to offer clues on promoting job retention of persons with disabilities and to be utilized for approaches for job retention of persons with disabilities in companies.
No.106 The research and study on the working life cycle of people with disabilities (The Second Stage) -The Second survey on the working life of young people with disabilities (In 2010) The second survey on the working life of middle and aged people with disabilities (In 2011)-(March 2012) (Summary pdf 416KB) (Japanese Link)
We have been conducting a panel survey (a longitudinal study of the same group of people over time) to clarify the whole image of a working life cycle of people with disabilities including a job placement, job retention, and maintaining and improving a working life. The purpose of our research is gathering the basic resources to develop plans and measures for improving an employment management of people with disabilities in business and facilitating employment. This report summarizes processes, status of continuance and changes during the period from the first survey to the second survey, which have been carried out before 2011.
No.105 Research on Measures to realize Equal Treatment in Employment Relationships for Persons with Disabilities (April 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
This report consists of two parts. Part 1 of this report clarifies various consideration and actual condition of support provided by employers when hiring persons with disabilities through questionnaire and interview surveys. Part 2 discusses tasks toward ratification of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities based on the recent changes observed in Germany and France in various measures concerning ban on discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and employment quota that exist behind Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
No.104 Fundamental Research on Aphasic Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction with regards to Promoting their Job Assistance (April 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
This research surveyed on promotion of job assistance in cooperation with medical institutions by: [1] organizing fundamental knowledge in order to share information; [2] understanding conditions and problems in assistance for persons with aphasia through medical institutions and support organizations; [3] clarifying information and roles which these organizations seek in the other. These findings are expected to be utilized as a reference when medical and support organizations cooperate with each other to offer assistances.
No.103 Research on Problems in Employment Management and Support with regards to Employment of Persons with Intractable Diseases (April 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
As a result of efforts to create countermeasures for intractable diseases in the past 40 years, many persons with intractable diseases are able to work if arrangement for hospital visit and reduced workload options such as deskwork are provided. This study demonstrated such situations, problems and proper employment management at work, local medical care, and support for employment using the empirical data. It also provides data for various diseases to offer appropriate employment management and support, that combine disease management and safety considerations with promotional work support.
No.102 Towards Development of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities fully utilizing characteristics of agriculture (March 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
The study shows consideration, arrangement and devices to reduce/avoid various restrictions and to simplify work based on the case study conducted in agricultural businesses which employ persons with disabilities and promote stable management. It also mentions: efforts to facilitate employment of persons with disabilities in peripheral areas of agriculture; technological innovation in agriculture; current status of industrial development in agriculture. The NIVR expects that this report will be used as a basic reference in order to discuss employment of persons with disabilities in agriculture industry from the viewpoint of vocational rehabilitation.
No.101 Fundamental Research on Persons with Developmental Disabilities concerning Current Conditions and Problems related to Job Assistance /Dissemination in Companies (March 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
This research aims at clarifying the problems of persons with developmental disabilities at companies concerning adaptation to work places and measures for them. A survey was conducted on special subsidiary companies and general companies. The survey clarified the support system at special subsidiary companies; requirements for adaptation to companies for persons with developmental disabilities; expected levels and time of achievement for communication skills and business manners. These findings are expected to be utilized as a basic reference when offering support prior to work and when urging enterprises to understand contents and scopes of arrangements required for individual disability characteristics of the persons with disabilities.
No.100 Empirical Research for Effective Cooperation of Supports for Independent Life and Work of People with Disabilities (March 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
What problems do people with disabilities or diseases face when they find and keep their jobs? What arrangements provided by local support organizations, workplaces, or the people are effective as solution of these problems? The NIVR conducted questionnaire surveys on the people and implemented model projects (to accumulate support cases in leading-edge support groups) for people with intractable diseases and developmental disabilities in order to measure and clarify the results of the arrangements quantitatively in statistical methods based on data obtained from the surveys.
No.99 Fundamental Research on Disability Recognition of People with Higher Brain Dysfunction or Developmental Disabilities in Accordance with Necessity for Support to Their Working Lives (March 2011) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
In this research, the NIVR grasped the actual situations and issues of people with higher brain dysfunction or developmental disabilities at the stages of diagnosis, job-seeking registration, and employment information based on surveys on medical institutions, public employment security offices, and vocational rehabilitation organizations. The NIVR expects that this report will be used as a basic reference not only for those who are involved in job assistance but also a variety of organizations to examine the ideal way of disability recognition.
No.98 Study on support for employers on job development in the employment of persons with disabilities (April 2010) (Summary pdf 48KB) (Japanese Link)
Many companies, responding to certain surveys on the employment of persons with disabilities, state that they have difficulties in identifying what kind of job or workplace would suit persons with disabilities. This study addressed that tendency, referred to as the job-duties issue, entailed: a) a mail-in and interview survey of companies, b) a survey through the intranet of Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities, and c) an interview survey of US employment support agencies, and investigated job development as a solution to the job-duties issue. It then offered hints of a solution or practical know-how to companies or agencies facing a comparable challenge.
No.97 Study for further promotion of job placement and continuous employment for the middle-aged and elderly persons with disabilities(April 2010)(Summary pdf 197KB) (Japanese Link)
Persons with disabilities who are working or who had worked before have a strong desire to keep working until 60 years old. However, this desire is difficult to be fulfilled. The research the focuses on recruiting and employment continuance for the middle-aged and elderly persons with disabilities. Research is composed of bibliographical research, two times questionnaire surveys of the employments, and interviews by the employer's visit, and attending lectures by specialists. This research will give useful information and insight for the employer and those who relate to the following issues: "strategy for finding employment," "supports for keep working," and "smooth retirement from employment."
No.96 Study on the maintaining employment of persons with early onset dementia(April 2010) (Summary pdf 176KB) (Japanese Link)
First of all, we clarified the use of the word "early onset dementia" and overviewed the findings of the preceding research studies. Then, we interviewed the specialists for the purpose of revealing the present conditions of the support for persons with early onset dementia. To reveal the current status of employment of persons with early onset dementia, we made a survey of Early onset dementia Family Group. We also made a survey of vocational counsellors to understand the utilization status of Vocational Rehabilitation Centers for Persons with Disabilities and to clarify the current situations and problems of the employment support. Although there were few cases in which persons continued working after the onset of dementia, we conducted an interview survey on the cases. In the study, several issues that should be addressed are suggested.
No.95 A study on the employment conditions,etc., to promote employment of persons with mental disabilities(March 2010)(Summary pdf 188KB) (Japanese Link)
Ascertains and analyzes actual conditions surrounding the placement of Public Employment Security Office for persons with mental disabilities to study the employment conditions of them. Interviews to the companies that employ persons with mental disabilities to survey the management concerning them. Clarifies present conditions and the employment continuation of persons with mental disabilities.
No.94 Study on the effects from employment of persons with disabilities on management(March 2010) (Summary pdf 280KB) (Japanese Link)
When companies employ persons with disabilities, effects on their management through various factors are considerable. To develop employment of persons with disabilities, it is important to clarify above mentioned effects and specify essential positive factors for further promotion of the employment of persons with disabilities. Considering these circumstances, this study aims to have accurate views on the situation and problems of employment of persons with disabilities through several kind of surveys, paying strong attention to their relationship with management of the companies. Based on the results of these surveys and analysis on them, measures to cope with problems found in this study are suggested as our conclusions.
No.93(Vol.2) A Study on the Development of the Vocational Rehabilitation Method for Persons with Disabilities who need special care during their Transition period from Training Institutions to the Workplace (Vol.2 (Support for Returning and Adapting to Work))(March 2010) (Summary pdf 247KB) (Japanese Link)
The purpose of this study is to develop a more effective return-to-work method for those on sick leave, mainly from depression. Total-Package", a supporting tool of vocational rehabilitation was applied on a trial basis to processes of return-to-work support by corporations and medical institutions to examine its effectiveness. Although the applications varied depending on the client's needs and conditions, we have verified that the package is effective for improving both self-understanding and self-management.
No.93(Vol.1) A Study on the Development of the Vocational Rehabilitation Method for Persons with Disabilities who need special care during their Transition period from Training Institutions to the Workplace (Vol.1 (Work-Support))(March 2010) (Summary pdf 173KB) (Japanese Link)
The purpose of this study is to develop a more effective work-support system for persons with mental or developmental disabilities who need special care. In this study, Total-Package", a supporting tool for vocational rehabilitation, was applied to the processes of work-support. It was done by the educational, medical, welfare or vocational rehabilitation institutions, and corporations. We examined the effective uses of the Package at each institution mentioned above. We have verified that the Package is effective for improving vocational-assessment, training, and cooperation for all the parties involved. Furthermore, the procedure to systematical use of the Package was suggested.
No.92 Study on the factors that enable Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction to retain their works (March 2009) (Summary pdf 193KB) (Japanese Link)
We examined how the model project and generalization project for supporting persons with higher brain dysfunction have influenced on employment support for persons with higher brain dysfunction through investigating the actual situation of persons with higher brain dysfunction who used Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities and National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation. Also, we examined the outcome of support services to persons with higher brain dysfunction provided by job coaches at Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities. We carried out questionnaire survey and interviews with employers who hired persons with higher brain dysfunction. We clarified the necessary supports for both persons with higher brain dysfunction and employers to retain the employment, and strategies to enhance the adjustment of persons with higher brain dysfunction and improve their situation.
No.91 A Study on the countermeasures to Expand the Employment Opportunities for Blind and visually Impaired Persons (March 2009) (Summary pdf 107KB) (Japanese Link)
The employment situation for blind and visually impaired persons has been getting harder, because the number of sighted therapists has increased in the market of massage acupuncture and moxibustion therapies, which are traditionally thought as jobs for blind and visually impaired persons, and yet, employment opportunities for other jobs have not been developed.
In this study, we conducted several surveys from various angles and clarified consciousness of blind and visually impaired jobseekers towards the job findings and the actual situation of the incumbent workers with blindness and visual impairments.
Through such versatile findings, we examined effective measures to expand job opportunities and secure the employment of blind and visually impaired persons in the type of clerical works as well as health-keepers and physical therapeutic trainers, which have been developed as new jobs for blind and visually impaired persons with such traditional licenses of massage, acupuncture and moxibustion therapies.
No.90 A study about the development of the support meathod coping with the needs and the change of the work support process for schizophrenic person (March 2009) (Summary pdf 104KB) (Japanese Link)
The purpose of this study is to clarify the knowledge the meathod and the process of the work support for schizophrenic person and to share the know-how of the work support for the schizophrenic person. The "modified grounded theory approach", one of the qualitative research methodology, is used in the analysis. The distinctive support processes for the schizophrenic person is that two or more supports are done simultaneously, and that each support influences each other in the repetition. It is suggested that cooperation between support person and schizophrenic person be developed. In addition, it is suggested that it be a common process when seeing from the flow of support process though there is a difference of the support form by each organization.
No.89 Developmental study on informative supports for relevant community institutions to conduct work supports (March 2009) (Summary pdf 116KB) (Japanese Link)
Recently, many community institutions of various fields including health and medical, welfare, education, and labour are being engaged in supporting independent living and work of persons with disabilities. In this research, the present situation and issues of community partnership and information sharing among them were surveyed by mail. Also, in order to deal with the issues, we developed some prototypes of informative support tools. The survey revealed growing needs for multidisciplinary partnership in conducting individual and ongoing life supports for persons with disabilities in community. Based on the results, we proposed informative support tools to help a virtuous cycle of encouraging proper information sharing and partnership among the community institutions and promoting comprehensive understandings of potentiality of work supports and workability of persons with disabilities among the persons, employers and concerned supporters.
No.88 Study on the Issues of Work Support for Person with Developmental Disabilities (March 2009) (Summary pdf 71KB) (Japanese Link)
The purpose of this study is to analyze the situation of employment of the person with developmental disabilities and the use of the vocational rehabilitation service, the educational institution service, the welfare support and so on , and to clarify the problems of work support for the person with developmental disabilities. And, focusing on the person with pervasive developmental disorder and learning disabilities. The problem of the work support especially on "Shift from the school to work" and "Current situation of entering into work and designing life career" is clarified, and the ideal way of the support in the future is proposed.
No.87 A Study on the Provision of "Reasonable Accommodation" for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities -- Trends and Development in EU Countries and the United States - (March, 2008) (Summary pdf 103KB) (Japanese Link)
In order for workers with disabilities to fulfil their potentials, it is necessary to remove barriers and arrange the working conditions for them. Measures to meet this goal are being recognized and made recently from a viewpoint of the provision of "reasonable accommodation".
This study aims to clarify the present situation and impending matters relating to both non-discriminatory legislation and the provision of reasonable accommodation, through the comparison of legislations and policies implemented by European Union, major member states of EU (UK, Germany and France), as well as the United States which is recognized to be advanced in realizing such legislation and measures.
Furthermore, this study also provides insight on the significance of the provisions on this measure in the UN "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities", through the examination of its drafting process in the United Nations.
No.86 Study on the Current Situations and Employers' Needs for Employment Support by Job Coach and Other Personal Assistance. (March 2008) (Summary pdf 95KB) (Japanese Link)
This study examined intra-corporate support systems for job retention of persons with disabilities in various corporations, employers' needs for employment support, and current situations of employment support by job coaches and/or other personal assistances of Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities and/or other organizations in Japan.
The authors worked out the standpoint on various issues and the future direction of the new development regarding the employment support for persons with disabilities. In the 5th chapter, the authors describe the development and the current situation of supported employment in the US for the benefit of further study.
No.85 The Process for Building a Support System at Workplaces for Persons with Disabilities -A Study on the Process and Method of Forming Natural Supports-(March 2008) (Summary pdf 283KB) (Japanese Link)
In order for people with disabilities to retain jobs, natural supports in the workplaces are important. Though natural supports are said to be "natural", employment specialists are sometimes required to form "natural supports" intentionally in some settings. There are very few investigations which study the processes of forming natural supports in the workplaces. Qualitative data regarding the processes of forming natural supports are gathered from interviews with employment specialists and co-workers. The processes of forming natural supports in the workplaces are emerged from qualitative data analysis using modified grounded theory approach.
No.84 Comprehensive Study on Network Development of Working Life Supports for People with Disabilities through Community Collaboration between Employment and Medical Fields (March 2008) (Summary pdf 222KB) (Japanese Link)
This study focused on the way to advance employment supports for job seekers receiving an ongoing medical treatment through collaboration between employment and medical fields. For people with intractable diseases, new demonstration projects on employment supports including customized employment were proposed and implemented, and then the cases of the participants were analyzed. For people with higher brain dysfunction, the demonstration projects on supports with collaboration between medical and employment were implemented while efforts of each area were researched and discussed. For people with mental disorders, supports for transition from the medical fields to employment and post-hire supports for retaining employment through collaboration between companies and related organizations were researched and discussed. Also, the tools for an informational support which can be used for collaboration among related organizations were developed and field-tested.
No.83 Study on the Job Assistance Program for People with Developmental Disabilities -Development of Work Challenge Program (prototype)-(March 2008) (Summary pdf 186KB) (Japanese Link)
Work Challenge Program for people with developmental disabilities was made to aim at acquirement of knowledge about basic rules in the workplace and finding problems in demonstrating by one's action about the rules. This report describes the process of development of the program and suggestive information to use it. The questionnaire survey about adopted rules by this program was conducted for teachers and employees, and the result was examined.
No.82 Study on a Practical Use of Task Analysis in Vocational Rehabilitation(March 2008) (Summary pdf 1,165KB) (Japanese Link)
The purpose of this study was to clarify practical use possibility of application software "Task Architect" which supported the hierarchical task analysis that was effective for the vocational rehabilitation scene and to clarify a prospect to reduce a cost depending on task analysis. At first, in a function of "Task Architect", the study paid attention to a template and the property that we could use properly depending on a viewpoint of the analysis and customized it to be able to utilize it in vocational rehabilitation. With that in mind, the study performed suggestion about the concrete practical use method of "Task Architect" based on the example of a collected work process by questionnaire survey and hearing investigation. As a result of these, "Task Architect" had the problem in the inflection such as the limit of the print function, but understood that uniformity degree could reduce a cost to depend on task analysis to some extent because it was possible for the perspective grasp in a work process, the convenience improvement of the convenience in the information management by the property, promotion of efficiency of the list making.
No.81 The Development of Anti-discriminatory Legislation and the Trends of Employment Measures for Persons with Disabilities in EU Countries (March 2007)(Japanese Link)
In November of 2000, the EU Council issued a Directive on Establishing a General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation. This study examines how the member countries have been implementing the Directive through anti-discriminatory acts and/or other employment measures. By analyzing the situation from various viewpoints such as legal systems, employment policies and statistics, the study gives an insight into the future directions of employment measures and points out the problems to be further investigated.


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