Chong Lee Wong


Young Adults with Special Needs (YASN) face many challenges in work environment. Factors such as no work prior experience, difficulties completing work duties, poor communication, linguistic and social skills, all ultimately lead to low self-esteem. Besides, employers hiring such individuals with YASN may not be ready due to their lack of understanding of their disabilities. In order to enhance more opportunities for employability, the author of this paper proposed an application of the Triple-E framework for YASN. This framework builds on three components of (1) Employee, (2) Employer, and (3) Environment which is discussed in this paper. It is hoped with this framework; both the YASN and employers are better aware of their positions and hence turn employment into a meaningful work journey that will benefit both parties.


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