|Learning Disabilities and Work Issues
How do learning disabilities affect a person in the workplace? What factors contribute to success for a worker with LD? How can a 'coach' or teacher assist adults as they prepare for work? This tutorial addresses an issue of prime importance to those with learning disabilities: how to engage in satisfying and successful work. It also raises awareness of learning disabilities for employers and workers.
Tips for self-advocacy in the workplace
This article outlines and describes steps that adults with learning disabilites can take to become self-advocates and to request accomodations or services in the workplace.
LD on the Job: Requesting Accommodations
This article provides helpful hints on requesting job accommodations for workers with a learning disability.
The purpose of this center is to identify factors that enhance or inhibit businesses from tapping into a pool of potential employees. It serves as a gateway to information, resources, and services regarding the employment of people with disabilities.
Work-site accommodations ideas for people with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder
The Job Accommodation Network provides the user with definitions, examples for various forms of learning disabilities (reading, writing, etc) and case studies of workers with disabilites and the solutions that were used to accommodate these workers. Notes: The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor in collaboration with the International Center for Disability Information at West Virginia University.
This site provides information for job seekers on current positions, resume information, and educational opportunities. Employers can post openings and search a resume database.
National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult
The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth
NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities. NCWD/Youth strives to ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunities for employment and independent living. Site includes resources and publications, links, promising practices.
Fact sheet: Learning disabilities
This fact sheet provides general information about learning disabilities, some charateristics to look for in an employee, and a resource list for additional information.
Fact sheet: Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
This fact sheet provides information about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, some charateristics to look for in an employee, and a resource list for additional information.