Video series to help young adults with disabilities navigate the job search process

This series of 14 videos addresses various topics that will help young people with disabilities navigate the job search process. The videos star young professionals that either have disabilities themselves or work with college students with disabilities. Topics include: effective resumes, disability disclosure and accommodations requests, professional attire, and on-the-job etiquette. From the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the U.S. Department … [Read more...]

To disclose your disability or not?

Disclosure is a very personal decision, a decision that takes thought and practice. Both young people with visible disabilities and those with hidden (not readily apparent to others) disabilities can benefit from accurate information on disclosure. This resource page of the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth can help young people, families, and youth service professionals determine appropriate methods of disclosure. (posted April … [Read more...]

AT in the workplace

Not surprisingly, assistive technology can make all the difference in the world to employees with disabilities at work. JAN (the Job Accommodations Network) is an extremely valuable resource for employers (and employees with disabilities) to consult. Visit JAN’s Technology page for starters. (posted July 12, 2012)http://askjan.org/topics/tech.htm … [Read more...]

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