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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The present research paper aims to determine problems facing people with Down syndrome working at restaurants in Saudi Arabia and develop a proposal to establish a vocational rehabilitation center of restaurant services. The author adopted the descriptive and analytical method and developed and applied a five-domain questionnaire of (25) items to (36) participants of vocational rehabilitation staff for people with intellectual disability. The results showed that the problems facing restaurant staff members with Down syndrome are related to psychological and behavioral, craftsmanship and work skills, employer, environment and community, and communication skills, respectively. The paper concludes with developing a proposal to establish a vocational rehabilitation center of restaurant services and recommends establishing vocational rehabilitation centers with fundamentals and standards to ensure employability in the different fields.

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