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LD/Workforce Self-Advocacy Resources

 

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:  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:  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 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:  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:  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:  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:  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; Self-advocacy

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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