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Title:  Directory of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               General information; Webliography

Publication Date:      1999

URL:                          http://www.ssa.gov/work/ServiceProviders/rehabproviders.html

Abstract/Summary: This online directory of state vocational rehabilitation agencies provides addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail and Internet links to the agencies when available.


Title:  Disability Employment 101

Audience:                  Employer

Key Words:               Business best practices; ADA; Webliography

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                       http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/products/employmentguide/index.html

Abstract/Summary: This document is an employment planning guide to help employers prepare to employ people with disabilities. It was jointly developed by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Workforce Preparation. The guide includes sections on finding qualified workers with disabilities, cultivating the next generation of qualified workers, learning from other businesses, putting research into practice in the workplace, business tax credits and reduced labor costs, and reasonable accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also has a 6 page annotated webliography of general and federal resources.


Title:  Disclosure

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/356/427/

Abstract/Summary: Provides straight-forward advice about disclosing a Learning Disability to an employer.


Title:  Disclosure & Confidentiality – Your Decisions

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Disclosure; Webliography

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/confidentiality.htm

Abstract/Summary: Resource provides help in thinking through the decision to disclose, including benefits and risks.


Title:  Equipped for the Future: Work Readiness Credential:Profile

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Skills ID

Publication Date:      2003

URL:                          http://eff.cls.utk.edu/workreadiness/work_readiness.htm

Abstract/Summary: Profile enumerates skills needed by entry level workers in order to complete various tasks, also listed (and based on SCANS categories).


Title:  Fact Sheet: Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Audience:                  Teacher; Employer

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Webliography

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.onestops.info/article.php?article_id=45

Abstract/Summary: This fact sheet provides information about attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, some characteristics to look for in an employee, and a resource list for additional information.


Title:  Fact Sheet: Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher; Employer

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Webliography

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.onestops.info/article.php?article_id=47&subcat_id=15

Abstract/Summary: This fact sheet provides general information about learning disabilities, some characteristics to look for in an employee, and a resource list for additional info.


Title:  Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; ADA

Publication Date:      1999-

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

Abstract/Summary: The Job Accommodation Network is a free consulting service of the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities.


Title:  Job Accommodation Network: Work-Site Accommodation Ideas for People with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorder

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; ADA; Business best practices

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/media/LD.html

Abstract/Summary: This page on the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information specific to accommodations for learning disabilities (LDs) and attention deficit disorders (AD/HD) in the workplace. Included are key terms used to describe specific LDs and AD/HD, questions to consider when determining accommodation solutions, sample accommodation solutions, and real-life accommodation examples.


Title:  LD on the Job

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations; Self-advocacy; Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/353/411/

Abstract/Summary: This resource guides the adult job seeker with learning disabilities through the considerations of assessing and understanding strengths and weaknesses in relation to career choices and work relationships; identifying and targeting the jobs that match the job seeker's strengths; gaining valuable work experience through volunteering, part-time jobs, and internships; the application process including resumes, cover letters, and application forms; the job interview; whether and when to disclose learning disabilities and request accommodations; and tips for success throughout the entire process.


Title:  LD on the Job: Requesting Accommodations

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Self-advocacy; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/441/431/   

Abstract/Summary: This article provides helpful hints on requesting job accommodations for workers with a learning disability.


Title:  Learning Disabilities Adaptations & Accommodations Guide

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices; Accommodations

Publication Date:      2001

URL:                          http://www.aelweb.vcu.edu/publications/LDGuide/index.htm

Abstract/Summary: After a brief introduction to understanding learning disabilities and accommodations, this guide lays out a framework to match adaptations to a variety of literacy skills.


Title:  Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; LD success stories

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.gatfl.org/ldguide/default.htm

Abstract/Summary: This online guide contains information about learning disabilities and what types of assistive technologies are currently available. A glossary of terms, a resource list, and individual success stories are included.


Title:  Learning Disabilities and Career Development

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.cete.org/acve/docgen.asp?tbl=pab&ID=110

Abstract/Summary: This Brief reviews research on the career development needs of persons with learning disabilities and describes practices to assist them with the process of gaining and maintaining employment.


Title:  Learning Disabilities Association of America

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Accommodations; Disclosure; Self-advocacy; ADA

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldaamerica.org/index.cfm

Abstract/Summary: This website provides support for adults with Learning Disabilities and their parents and teachers by providing information on understanding learning disabilities and negotiating the help the person needs to be successful.


Title:  Learning Disabilities in the Workplace: A Professional Development Packet

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://pro-net2000.org/CM/content_files/95.pdf

Abstract/Summary: Learning Disabilities in the Workplace was designed as a training module for adult literacy providers. It is divided into 2 three-hour sessions that have been field tested in a variety of different settings. If providers are new to adult education in the workplace or working with adults with disabilities they may need to spend more time on specific sections. The first three hour session is an awareness session that will help participants understand what learning disabilities are and recognize the consequences of those disabilities on performance in the workplace. The nature and characteristics of learning disabilities and their relationship to the SCANS competencies, skills, and personal qualities are discussed. An overview of screening and diagnostic testing for LD is presented. Self-determination, self-advocacy, and disclosure, as well as the importance of these issues to the full and independent functioning of adults in the workplace are also discussed.


Title:  Life Stories of Adults with LD

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/firstperson/first_person_archives.html

Abstract/Summary: Offers many personal essays of first-hand experiences with the challenges of Learning Disabilities.


Title:  Living with LD

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      2002-  

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/382/339/

Abstract/Summary: This National Center for Learning Disabilities site serves as a guide to help adults manage LD in different and multiple areas of their lives.


Title:  Making Choices about Learning and Work

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive; Self-advocacy; Skills ID

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/making_choices.htm

Abstract/Summary: Curriculum options for an adult with LD would include basic skills, learning strategies, critical content, social skills, and self-advocacy.  Each area is explained providing key curricular elements and resources for teaching.


Title:  Meeting the Challenge of Conformity

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories; Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6000

Abstract/Summary: This vignette of how a worker with attention deficit disorder adjusts to her work situation reveals the obvious and more subtle aspects of that adjustment -- self knowledge, self advocacy, personal commitment, and social skills -- needed to succeed in a new work situation. It should be helpful to others anticipating and/or finding themselves in similar situations.


Title:  National Center for Learning Disabilities: LD InfoZone

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Disclosure; Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/content/view/445/389/

Abstract/Summary: InfoZone provides an extensive collection of LD information across the nation including fact sheets and research reports on many topics.  There are links to sections on Living with LD, LD on the Job, and Legal Rights.


Title:  National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult

Audience:                  Employer

Key Words:               Business best practices; ADA

Publication Date:      2002-

URL:                          http://www.onestops.info/

Abstract/Summary: The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for people with various disabilities in the workforce development system. The following are NCWD resources:

Americans with Disabilities Act & Other Legal Information

Employer Tips on Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities

Basic Etiquette: People With Mental Retardation/Cognitive Disabilities

Checklist: Finding Jobs for Customers with Disabilities

Job Development for People with Disabilities: Overview

Simple Screening Tool for a Learning Disability

Americans with Disabilities Act - Focus on Employment

Developmental Disabilities Resources

Dispelling Myths about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Fact Sheet: Learning Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) P.L. 101-336 Overview

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title 1: Employment

One-Stop Centers: A Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Financial Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities

Purchase or download Access for All: A Resource Manual for Meeting the Needs of One-Stop Customers with Disabilities (2001)

Job Accommodation Examples

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Employment Rights of Individuals with Disabilities

Why Employers Hire People with Disabilities

One-Stop Career Centers: Serving People with Disabilities

Basic Facts: People with Disabilities

One-Stop System: Legal Guidelines & Requirements for Serving People with Disabilities

NCWD/A News 2(1): Job-Seeking Materials for Customers with Disabilities

Myths and Facts About People with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act: Employer Responsibilities

Basic Etiquette: People with Disabilities

Learning Disabilities Resources

Resources on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Transportation for People with Disabilities

Youth Services and Individuals with Disabilities

Case Studies on the Implementation of the Workforce Investment Act: Focus on Involving People with Disabilities

Improvements to the SSDI and SSI Work Incentives and Expanded Availability of Health Care Services to Workers with Disabilities under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999.

Four Strategies to Find a Good Job: Advice from Job Seekers with Disabilities

Evaluating Your Agency and Its Services: A Checklist for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Diagnosing Learning Disabilities and Empowering Individuals in School and in the Workplace

Businesses Can "Do Good" and "Do Well" Through Tax Breaks Offered To Companies That Hire People With Disabilities


Title:  National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories; Webliography

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.ncwd-youth.info/

Abstract/Summary: 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.


Title:  Nonverbal Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Webliography

Publication Date:      2005

URL: http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/nonverbal

Abstract/Summary: Resource contains abstracts and links to information about nonverbal Learning Disabilities.


Title:  O*NET OnLine

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations

Publication Date:      2003

URL:                          http://online.onetcenter.org/

Abstract/Summary: O*Net OnLine provides user-friendly access to O*NET occupational information including information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with a variety of occupations. This information can be used to find careers to explore, search for occupations that use your skills, and use other classification systems (DOT, SOC, MOC, and RAIS) to find matching O*NET-SOC occupations. If your search identifies occupations that require skills or abilities that may be difficult to use because of a disability or health problem, a link is provided to the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and SOAR (Searchable Online Accommodation Resource) of the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy. Information in O*NET is updated twice a year. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version of the Standard Occupational Classification system.


Title:  Preparing for a Job While in College

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      2000

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6004

Abstract/Summary: This resource suggests ways the college student with a learning disability can position him/herself for employment possibilities through gaining applicable work experience through tailoring class assignments, volunteer work, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities while in college.


Title:  Real World LD: Adults Speak Out About Living and Working with LD

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories, real life experiences

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/newsltr/1002newsltr/1002real.cfm

Abstract/Summary: In this article, LD News spoke with adults with diagnosed learning disabilities about the effects of those disabilities on their lives and on-the-job experiences, the decisions they made, and why they made them.


Title:  Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR)

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.jan.wvu.edu/soar/index.html

Abstract/Summary: The Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) provides an opportunity to explore accommodation options by selecting from a list of disabilities.


Title:  Self Advocacy: Practical Advice to the Adult with LD

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      1997

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/5997

Abstract/Summary: Essay urges self-advocacy and includes “strategies that work.”


Title:  The Skills Profiler 

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations

Publication Date:      2003

URL:                          http://www.acinet.org/acinet/skills/default.aspx

Abstract/Summary: The Skills Profiler contains three tools: the Skills Identifier, Skills Explorer, and Skills Gap Analyzer. After completion of the Skills Identifier, the skill set is used to identify and explore specific occupational opportunities.


Title:  Social Skills and Adults with Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher; Employer

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6010

Abstract/Summary: This is a narrative of how Learning Disabilities can affect social skills.


Title:  Succeeding in the Workplace: Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      1994

Abstract/Summary: This book discusses coping with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder in the workplace. It is designed to assist individuals with ADD and learning disabilities and their advocates. It is a collaborative effort of physicians, psychologists, and lawyers who combine their expertise with personal experiences. The sections included are: attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities in adults, strategies, accommodations, how to find the right job, how to get the right job, how to advance and handle trouble if it arises, related issues, and legal rights. The information contained in this book is comprehensive and a practical guide for those with ADD or Learning Disabilities in or entering into the workplace.


Title:  Tips for Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Self-advocacy; Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      1997

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/6011

Abstract/Summary: This article outlines and describes steps that adults with learning disabilities can take to become self-advocates and to request accommodations or services in the workplace.


Title:  Tips for Workplace Success for the Adult Learner

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations; Disclosure; Accommodations

Publication Date:      1995

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6009

Abstract/Summary: This short article provides suggestions for adults with learning disabilities to successfully apply for and keep a job, including matching personal strengths to job descriptions, and how to go about disclosing the disability in order to request accommodations.


Title:  To Tell or Not to Tell: Self-identification, Self-advocacy, and Civil Rights in Employment and Postsecondary Education

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Disclosure; ADA

Publication Date:      1996

URL:                          http://www.ldaamerica.org/aboutld/adults/workplace/tell.asp

Abstract/Summary: This resource aims to make adults with learning disabilities aware of the legal and relational issues involved in disclosing a disability to an employer or potential employer. One must self-disclose in order to take advantage of the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 or IDEA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


Title:  Transitions: Issues for the Adult Learner with Learning Disabilities

Audience:                  Teacher; Administrator

Key Words:               Comprehensive, teacher best practices

Publication Date:      1997

URL:                          http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/ld/archive/linkv4n1.htm

Abstract/Summary: This newsletter should be helpful to program administrators and teachers in considering the special needs of adults with learning disabilities and in planning services that are both effective and responsive to this population.


Title:  Understanding Processing Deficits

Audience:                  Teacher

Key Words:               Comprehensive

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6376

Abstract/Summary: This information is presented in the form of a table listing 14 different processing deficits, their manifestations, and strategies to facilitate success.


Title:  Who Do You Tell About Your Disability?

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Disclosure

Publication Date:      2000

URL:                 http://www.ldonline.org/article/6091

Abstract/Summary: In this brief article, Dr. Hallowell discusses issues involved when adults disclose that they have a learning disability to those around them, and suggests that one should anticipate misunderstandings, have information ready with which to correct the misconceptions, and be sympathetic with the other person's point of view.


Title:  WorkSupport.com

Audience:                  Employer

Key Words:               Business best practices

Publication Date:      2000

URL:                          http://www.worksupport.com

Abstract/Summary: 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.


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