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The products in this department inform support staff about their changing roles as people with disabilities become successfully employed.

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Managed by: Cary Griffin (cgriffin@griffinhammis.com) of Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
Co-managed by Beth Keeton

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (26 Products)
Electronic Media (17 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (8 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)
Other (2 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Adult Autism & Employment
This guide is about helping adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder to find jobs. It is written for vocational rehabilitation professionals.
Adults with Down Syndrome
This book covers many areas. It has some chapters written by researchers and others written by self-advocates who have Down syndrome.
Advocacy and Supported Employment for People with Disabilities
A guide and workbook for pesons with disabilities who need ideas about ways to find a new job. It is also helpful for service providers who support persons to taking an active role in the job search process.
Beyond Traditional Job Development
This book is a comprehensive guide to the perspectives and effective strategies that lead to successful placement results.
Career Development, Employment, and Disability in Rehabilitation: From Theory to Practice
This book is about employment and people with disabilities. It is written for vocational rehabilitation students.
Customized Employment Q and A: Self-Employment as a Customized Employment Outcome
This fact sheet answers questions about small business ownership for individuals with significant disabilities
Discovery: Discovering your personal genius
This two-page brief encourages counselors to get to know a person before helping them plan for the right job.
Effective Training for Employment Consultants: Job Development and Support Strategies
This research brief explains the best ways to train employment counselors. They do best when people with disabilities find and keep good jobs.
Emergency Evacuation Procedures for Employees with Disabilities
This booklet tells organizations the steps necessary to prepare evacuation plans.
Get the Marketing Edge! A Job Developer's Toolkit for People with Disabilities 2.0 Updated second edition
This book helps job developers find employment for people with disabilities.
Hidden Talent: How leading companies hire, retain, and benefit from people with disabilities
This book tells the stories of eight companies that are actively hiring, training, and retaining people with disabilities. The book offers encouragement and ideas for other companies to take advantage of this resource.
HowTo Find Work That Works for People with Asperger Syndrome
This book tells how to help people who have Asperger Syndrome find, and keep a job.
Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting New Career Paths for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This newsletter talks about many different employment options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is available both online and as a print publication.
In Our Words ....
This report is from Vermont self-advocates. They suggest training priorities for new DSPs.
Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
This book is about helping people with disabilities get good jobs.
Job Training & Placement Report
A monthly newsletter for professionals who provide support for employment
Make the Day Matter! Promoting Typical Lifestyles for Adults with Significant Disabilities
This book is written for service providers. It give ways to support people with disabilities to help them live meaningful lives in the community.
Minnesota Self-Determination Scales
These measure how much self-determination people with disabilities have in their lives. There are separate scales that show the ability of DSPs to support people's self-determination.
Personal Assistance in the Workplace
This book describes how to use Personal Assistance Services in the workplace. You can download it all for free as PDF files.
Real Work for Real Pay
A book with a lot of information about how people with disabilities can find meaningful employment. It is written for service providers.
Return to Work for People with Stress and Mental Illness: A Guide for the Case Manager
This book is for case managers helping persons with stress or mental health issues go back to work.
Social Inclusion at Work
This book gives readers clear ways to help people with disabilities work together with and build friendships with others. It focuses on the places where people work.
Supporting Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in their Communities
This guide explains four of the employment options commonly available to youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Job Developer's Handbook
A book about building new jobs for people with disabilities.
Web-based articles on Intellectual Disabilities:
These articles explain what intellectual disabilities are and how best to support and advocate for people who have them. They can be downloaded for free.
Working with People with Disabilities: In a Job Placement/Job Retention Environment
A book about creating jobs for people with disabilities. It also has ideas about helping people to be successful at work.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Asperger Syndrome and Employment: A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work (DVD)
In this DVD, a man who has Asperger Syndrome talks about the experiences and challenges he has had at work.
CEU Certificates- Online Provider Training
Ceucertificates.com provides self-paced online continuing education, for caregivers and professionals serving people with developmental disabilities. Courses for Ohio Medicaid Waiver providers contain topics required for DODD initial and annual training.
Connections in the Workplace
This material teaches about being in the workplace. There is a student manual and a CD-ROM that reads the text aloud.
Disability and Employment Community of Practice
This is an online community for those who help people with disabilities find good jobs. It has lots of information and resources.
DVD-Based training from the Bethesda Institute
These DVDs cover the basics in supporting people who have intellectual disabilities.
Information on Disability Disclosure
These web pages have information about when and how a person should tell an employer about their disabilities. There is one web page written to youth with disabilities and another written to professionals.
Ohio Employment First Transition Framework Tools and Processes
The website offers tools that guide multiagency teams through agency-neutral, outcome-focused and person-centered planning processes for transition youth.
Online Toolkit for Job Placement and Employment Professionals
This toolkit provides detailed information useful for finding employment for people with disabilities. You can access it online for free.
Positive Behavior Support Training Modules for Support and Care Staff
These online training modules give a brief overview of the person-centered features of positive behavior support, functional behavior assessment, and support planning.
Practical Functional Assessment
The website is primarily designed for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and the families, teachers, and other clients they support who are interested in developing function-based treatments for problem behavior.
RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Live Webcast Series
This is a series of presentations about employment issues and people with disabilities. There are many that have already been held but you can watch them on the internet anytime.
TASH Online Training
These training sessions cover current topics that impact people who have disabilities. They happen all year round.
The Role “Credit” plays in the Employment of People with Disabilities
This webinar is about how credit can impact employment. The presenter also discusses ideas for helping job seekers with disabilities to establish or rebuild credit.
The Washington Initiative for Supported Employment
This organization works to create new job opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in Washington State.
Thought Sauce! Hot Ideas for Cool Employment
A collection of articles and practical tools to help people understand what customized employment is.
Training Resource Network online learning
This web-based training for DSPs covers a variety of topics. Some are scheduled online courses, while others are presentations available on demand.
Work Now - Get the Facts
This website has a lot of information about finding jobs in the community. It was developed to help people understand what Employment First was all about.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
CEU Certificates- Online Provider Training
Ceucertificates.com provides self-paced online continuing education, for caregivers and professionals serving people with developmental disabilities. Courses for Ohio Medicaid Waiver providers contain topics required for DODD initial and annual training.
Diversity World
This organization provides many different resources to promote the employment of people with disabilities.
ediONLINE
This program provides online training to those who support people with disabilities in employment.
King County School-to-Work Program
A program that helps students with disabilities find jobs and begin working as they finish high school. It is located in King County, Washington state.
Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Centers
These regional Centers provide support to state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and their community partners.
The Washington Initiative for Supported Employment
This organization works to create new job opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in Washington State.
Training Resource Network
This company offers online training, as well as a few downloadable resources to encourage quality employment and full community inclusion for persons with developmental disabilities.
USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo
This is an annual conference about disability and business. It helps make it so people with disabilities can be professionals, customers, and businessmen/businesswomen.
Online Forums
RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Live Webcast Series
This is a series of presentations about employment issues and people with disabilities. There are many that have already been held but you can watch them on the internet anytime.
Other
James Emmett
James is a pioneer in the area of supported employment and people with disabilities. He formerly worked for APSE, and now runs his own consulting business.
Michael Callahan
Michael is the president of Marc Gold & Associates and vice-president of Employment for All. He has consulted throughout the US, Canada and Europe in the area of supported employment for the past twenty-three years.


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