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Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial

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PEREIRA, Ana Cristina Cypriano  and  PASSERINO, Liliana. A study on the profile of disabled employees in an organization. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp.245-264. ISSN 1413-6538.

based on the premise that all inclusive processes, be they educational, social or occupational, require an appropriation of the sociocultural context of the different actors involved - in the case of this research: employers, disabled people and company, the aim of this study is to identify the profile of employees with disabilities in a large food industry company. We attempted to discuss the social context in which workers with disabilities are part of the work force by looking at a sample of the quantitative results of a survey conducted on the inclusion process in an organization. Documents provided by the company were analyzed, as were national policies. The results revealed a cartography of people with disabilities included in the organization based on data on education, age, salary, duties and types of disabilities, which were then compared to national data on people with disabilities. We discussed some results obtained during the study. Despite the importance of public policies, we propose a reflection on mechanisms such as the Benefício da Prestação Continuada (BPC) for encouraging positive relations between work and disability. Finally, we believe that promoting education and skills for people with disabled people is essential, though not sufficient. Society must also provide for structured actions in order to assure success in the process of inclusion.

Keywords : People with Disabilities; Inclusion; Professional qualification.

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