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On-site Mentoring

While mentoring is valuable for any new employee, it may be particularly beneficial for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities may have difficulties with social skills, interpreting social cues, and understanding workplace rules, particularly those that are unspoken.  A mentor who can build a good relationship with the new employee can guide them through the social aspects of the workplace. 

The input, support and encouragement of a mentor during times of transition helps the transitioning employee process new information, manage stress, gain confidence, and persist through challenges. As a guide, the mentor can help the employee choose the best path or strategies to accomplish his or her work thereby increasing productivity.


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