Work Experiences for People with Disabilities in Japan (Free Essay)

In Japan, some companies provide services to people with disabilities (physical, mental, and developmental). The government classified such workplaces into three categories as follows.

1. Continuous Employment Support (Type A)

In Continuous Employment Support (Type A, 就労継続支援A型), workers should contract with a company as an employee. That workplace probably fits novice workers, such as students who have just graduated from high school (or a school for special needs education). Such workers can have their first work experience. How do workers obtain their salaries (or wages)? Type A teaches working skills to some people with disabilities through essential work experiences.

2. Continuous Employment Support (Type B)

In Continuous Employment Support (Type B, 就労継続支援B型), workers do not need to contract with a company as a member. In a typical workplace, people should do their projects as a team. However, some workers with mental (or developmental) disabilities. They may not be good at capturing their workflow. Consequently, team members would be irritated. But do not worry, Type B can learn their work skills at their speed.

3. Employment Transfer Support

In Employment Transfer Support(就労移行支援), workers may contract with a company as a member. Workers have to commute to their workplace, but it depends on their conditions, schedule, and infections, they can change their work styles, such as telework. Also, such a workplace has a strong connection with many firms, companies, and corporations. For this reason, members might be interning as members of dispatched workplaces. As a result, members and staff can share members’ strengths and weak points.


Today, Shinichi wrote about the differences in services for persons with disabilities. He was also diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some municipalities would provide services in Japan, and he recommends learning local languages such as Japanese for accepting disabled services. Thank you for reading. Chao!

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