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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:  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:  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:  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 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:  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:  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.

 


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