Transition to Employment/Workforce

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This article is directed toward those with disabilities who are entering the workforce by introducing Employment First, a concept in advocacy that emphasizes equal work for equal pay for those with disabilities. As young adults, it is important to become familiar with these concepts, as they are essential to self-advocacy...

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Although employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities still lag behind those compared to individuals without disabilities, it is clear that enormous barriers to employment are being overcome. It is far more common now to see students and young adults with disabilities in a wide range of jobs throughout the community...

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As high school graduation draws near, students with disabilities encounter a spectrum of options for their transition into the working world. Some students find vocational programs to be a viable post-secondary option as they lead to meaningful, independent work in a skilled trade. The following guide highlights the benefits of...

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Individuals with disabilities have rights to receive accommodations for their comfort and success in the workplace. This article gives a few tips on how employers can provide some accommodations for employees who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the workplace.

Link: https://www.gettinghired.com/en/blog/2018/6/accommodation-tips-for-hiring-individuals-in-the-deaf-community?ecid=

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This official Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities by the U.S. Department of Education gives information to parents and teachers about transition programs and services, rights under IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, preparing for adult life, and postsecondary options.

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The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Their website includes a wealth of resources, covering subjects relating to education, employment, family, and other matters of transition for...

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This publication was co-written by members of the Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT), Jennifer Thomas, and Nathan Cunningham. YouthACT is a national initiative to get more youth with disabilities and their allies involved as leaders who partner with adults and organizations to improve opportunities for youth to succeed in...

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The U.S. General Services Administration provides an IT Acessibility blog, which analyzes and explores the accessibility of the workplace, according to Section 508 of the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act. News and other articles are available for updates and information on this topic.

Link: https://www.section508.gov/blog

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The Metropolitan Center for Independent living provides resources for transitioning for those with disabilities, from post-secondary education and training to recreation and leisure.

Link: http://www.mcil-mn.org/programs/7-transition/25-transition-resources

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Do 2 Learn is a website for parents and teachers, with hundreds of resources, guides, printables, and other products to help in the education and transition of children and young adults with Autism. Some topics that the website covers and provides interventions for are behavior management, job tips and social...

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