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Title:  Career Onestop

 Audience:                  Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations; Business best practices

Publication Date       2002

URL:                          http://careeronestop.org/

Abstract/Summary: This site provides information for job seekers on current positions, resume information, and educational opportunities. Employers can post openings and search a resume database.


Title:  A Different Way of Learning – The Employee with a Learning Disability

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer; Administrator

Key Words:               LD success stories; Accommodations; Disclosure; Self-advocacy; Skills ID; Business best practices

Publication Date:      1996

URL:                          http://jimbrodie.com/VideoClips/clip-ld.wmv

Abstract/Summary: This online video features four adults with Learning Disabilities at their places of employment explaining the adaptations they use to be successful.


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; Business best practices

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:  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:  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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