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Title:  Adaptation/Accommodations/Technology

Audience:                  Learner with LD; Teacher

Key Words:               Accommodations; Webliography

Publication Date:      2004

URL:                          http://ldlink.coe.utk.edu/adaptations.htm

Abstract/Summary: Resource discusses adaptations and accommodations, assistive technology, and costs.


Title:  After School, What Next?

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations

Publication Date:      2000

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/profbooks/c675

Abstract/Summary:

[A chapter from the book- Unlocking Potential: College and Other Choices for People With Ld and Ad/Hd (Taymans, West, Sullivan, & Scheiber – editors)]

This chapter of a book for people with LD and AD/HD provides an overview of factors to consider when choosing appropriate career fields and applying for a job. It would be just as helpful for any person in making these life choices. Included sections are: Assessing interests and abilities; Matching job opportunities with personal interest and abilities; Looking for a position; Preparing to apply for a job; The job interview; and Job-keeping skills.


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:  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:  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:  O*NET OnLine

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               Skills ID, match to occupations

Publication Date:      2003

URL:                          http://online.onetcenter.org/

Abstract/Summary: O*Net OnLine provides user-friendly access to O*NET occupational information including information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with a variety of occupations. This information can be used to find careers to explore, search for occupations that use your skills, and use other classification systems (DOT, SOC, MOC, and RAIS) to find matching O*NET-SOC occupations. If your search identifies occupations that require skills or abilities that may be difficult to use because of a disability or health problem, a link is provided to the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) and SOAR (Searchable Online Accommodation Resource) of the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy. Information in O*NET is updated twice a year. Each occupational title and code is based on the most current version of the Standard Occupational Classification system.


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:  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.


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