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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:  Career Voyages

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Skills ID

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.careervoyages.gov/index.cfm

Abstract/Summary: This is a government site providing information helpful for choosing careers, including realistic pictures of jobs in a variety of sectors and projected growth rates of various occupations.


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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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 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 adv


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