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Title:  Americans with Disabilities Act: Civil Rights for You

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               ADA; Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      2000

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/5999

Abstract/Summary: This resource focuses on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title 1). The goal of the law is simple. It is to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities. But figuring out what it all means is complicated. Learning about their rights, however, can give persons with disabilities confidence and bargaining power. The purpose of the author is to explain the law to readers of this article.


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:  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:  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:  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:  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.

 


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