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Employment Tools for Self-Advocates
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This department has products that help people with disabilities take control over their own career development.

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Managed by: Russell Sickles (rsickles@griffinhammis.com) of Griffin-Hammis Associates
Co-managed by Beth Keeton

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (47 Products)
Electronic Media (43 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (17 Products)
Online Forums (1 Products)
Other (3 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
30 Ways to Shine As a New Employee
A fun and inspiring guidebook for new employees - focusing on the "soft" skills that enhance job performance and retention.
Acting Out: Workplace Social Skills Book Set
This material teaches skills that help with work-related problems.
Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
This workbook has activities to help youth who have Asperger's syndrome transition into adulthood.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment : Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome
This is a guide for helping people with Asperger's Syndrome get a job.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment: What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want
This book talks about how difficult it is for people with Asperger Syndrome to keep a job and how hard a job can be for them.
Asperger's on the Job: Must-have Advice for People with Asperger's or High Functioning Autism, and their Employers, Educators, and Advocates
This book offers advice for people with Aspergers on how to get along on the job, and much more.
Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide
This book was written for people with ASD who are working.
Barriers to Employment Success DVD
This DVD explains several things that make it hard to find and keep a job, and what will help. There is also a survey available to help people see what is getting in their way of having a good job.
Becoming a Self-Advocate
This short web article describes how to request a job accommodation.
Building Community Connections: Designing a Future That Works
Trainer's manual for a workshop designed to teach individuals with disabilities to utilize their contacts in a job search.
Business for Aspies: 42 Best Practices for Using Asperger Syndrome Traits at Work Successfully
This book is written to help those with Asperger Syndrome shine in the workplace.
CAREERS & the disABLED
CAREERS & the disABLED, established in 1986, is the nation's first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels. Each issue features a special Braille section.
Coming Out Asperger: Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence
This book explains the many benefits and risks of telling people you have Asperger Syndrome (AS). There are chapters written by professionals and family members, but most come from people who have AS.
Conversation Skills Curriculum
These two books provide training material on how to talk with, and get to know people. The ideas are helpful at work and in the community.
Conversation Skills: On the Job and in the Community
This book teaches people ways to talk with others that will help them in their jobs.
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
This book gives advice to help people with high functioning autism to develop their talents and find jobs.
Different...Not Less: Inspiring Stories of Achievement and Successful Employment
This book has success stories written by people who lie on the autism spectrum.
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.
Employment Issues and Multiple Sclerosis: Second Edition
This book is written for people who have Multiple Sclerosis that have questions about employment and disability issues.
Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Down Barriers to Careers and Full Employment
This report tells how important it is for people with disabilities to be employed and fully included in society. It was written to the President of the United States.
Fostering Self-Determination
This booklet has many activities to help people build self-determination and self-advocacy skills. It can be downloaded for free as a PDF file.
Get a Job Curriculum Book
This book and CD ROM helps people with disabilities get a job.
Guideposts for Success
This is a downloadable pamphlet about the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities. It encourages everyone to assure youth have access to five important "guidlposts for success."
High School Transition that Works Learned from Project SEARCH
This book explains a program that helps students move from high school into good jobs.
I Want to Work Workbook
This workbook helps people with intellectual disabilities think about what kind of a job they want. It is available for free online.
Impact: Feature Issue on Employment and Women With Disabilities
This newsletter discusses why work is important to women with disabilities. There are many different articles, some explain policy and research, others tell the stories of women with disabilities and the work they do.
Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
This book has ideas on how to choose the kind of job you want. It also has ideas on how to land a job.
Learn and Earn: Tips for Teens: How high school students can prepare for careers
This fact sheet helps students with disabilities explore career options while in high school.
Learning to Work: A Collection of Stories About Life and Work Book
This explains what it is like to work at different jobs.
Life Beyond the Classroom: Transition Strategies for Young People with Disabilities, Fifth Edition
This book is about ways to help students move from school into adulthood.
Living Well with a Disability, and Working Well with a Disability
These two curricula teach people with disabilities ways to be healthy. One is focused on community living, while the other focuses on work life.
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 Lives, Real Jobs: Stories of Successful Employment of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This booklet tells the stories of people with developmental disabilities who have found good jobs.
School Days to Pay Days: An Employment Planning Guide for Families of Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
A booklet for families of young adults with disabilities to guide them on how to go from school to work.
Seeking Supported Employment
This booklet helps people with psychiatric disabilities when choosing where they want to work. It also helps in choosing a supported employment program.
Social Thinking at Work Why Should I Care?
This book is about social skills important while on the job. It is written to adults who are on the autism spectrum.
Specific Natural Activity Program (SNAP ) Curriculum - supporting adults with developmental disabilities
This curriculum helps people learn many different basic skills.
TalentScout: Unlocking the Talents of Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This toolkit is a resource for employers to tap the full potential of an employee with autism spectrum disorder.
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities
This workbook helps young people make informed decisions about disclosing their disability.
The Art of Disclosing Your Disability
This guide helps people with disabilities prepare for a job interviews. It gives pointers on how to talk about their disability.
The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome Find the Right Career and Get Hired
This books has tips on getting hired for people who have Aspergers Syndrome.
The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment A Guide for Individuals With Autism Spectrum and Other Social-Cognitive Challenges
This book has ideas to help persons on the autism spectrum find and keep good jobs.
Transit Customers Rights and Responsibilities Bookmark
This bookmark explains the rights of people with disabilities in using public transit. It can be downloaded for free.
Work is For All
This online video shows that people with disabilities can and do work in their communities. It features self-advocates and comes as a booklet too.
Working While Disabled—How We Can Help
This booklet talks about working while getting money from the Social Security Administration.
Workplace Etiquette: Why Being Polite Counts on the Job DVD
This DVD shows the best way to act at work. It comes with a very complete teacher's guide.
Workplace Flexibility Toolkit
This online toolkit has many resources to help companies develop a flexible workplace. A flexible workplace is one where employees have some control over when, where, and how they do their work.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
"Show Me the Money": Flexible Funding for Job Success
This web-based report tells the stories of people who used flexible funding to find and keep the jobs they want. Flexible funding is one part of self-determination.
A National Conversation on Employment
A set of CDs about people with disabilities and employment.
ABILITY Jobs
This website brings job seekers with disabilities together with employers.
Access Jobs
This website has many job openings from around the United States. It is easy to use for people with disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
This web page gives people with disabilities information about their employment rights under the ADA.
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.
Asperger Syndrome at Work: Success Strategies for Employees and Employers
This DVD is about employment of people with Asperger Syndrome.
Autism & Asperger's Syndrome: Addressing Sensory Issues, Brain Function, Social Skills, Job Skills, Medications and More DVD
In this DVD, Dr. Temple Grandin uses stories from her life with research to explain life with autism or Asperger's syndrome.
Barriers to Employment Success DVD
This DVD explains several things that make it hard to find and keep a job, and what will help. There is also a survey available to help people see what is getting in their way of having a good job.
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.
Customized Employment Q and A: Assisting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families to Pursue Their Employment Goals
This fact sheet explores why adults with disabilities are choosing to attend sheltered workshops and how this situation can be changed. It is from a study about the employment options of adults with disabilities.
disAbledPerson.com
This is a premier job search website for people with disabilities.
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
These are short videos about the transition from school to work for young adults with disabilities.
Dress and Groom for the Workplace DVD
This DVD shows people how to dress for work.
eTrac
This job skills training program for people with disabilities can be completed on the computer.
Everybody Can Work
This short, online video shows how people with disabilities can find jobs, start small businesses and achieve successful employment. It features Cary Griffin, a leading employment expert, and many self-advocates.
Get a Job Curriculum Book
This book and CD ROM helps people with disabilities get a job.
GettingHired.com
This website helps people with disabilities find jobs.
Health and safety for disabled workers and people who work with them: An easy to read guide
This brochure talks about the rights of workers to be safe. It is easy to read.
Hired for My Ability
This 8-minute video shows six people with disabilities working at their jobs.
How to Build Partnerships for Career Exploration: Using Job Shadows to Explore the World of Work
A guide that shows high schools how they can set up job shadowing experiences for their students.
I Got that Right: Self-advocates speak up about disability rights
This is a VHS-based video about rights
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.
Integrated Employment Toolkit
This website has information about helping people with disabilities find jobs in the community that pay well.
Make Work a Part of Your Plan Webinar Series
This webinar series covers information about meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities, focusing on Minnesota.
Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST)
A program that helps people with disabilities find new jobs, and in other areas as they transition through life. It also assists businesses and schools. They have a great website.
ONET OnLine - Occupational Information Network
This site tells people about different kinds of jobs.
Open Futures DVDs
These two DVDs help people with disabilities choose exciting careers.
Oregon's Employment First Website
This website explains how community employment is helping Oregonians with disabilities achieve rewarding careers and greater social inclusion.
Partners in Employment
This online course helps people with disabilities learn how to find a job
Profiles in Achievement: Amazing People with Learning Differences DVD
This DVD has stories about successful people who have difficulties with learning.
Real People, Real Jobs: Stories from the Frontline
This website has success stories of people with disabilities working in community jobs. Each story explains how the person found the job, and the supports used in building it into a good job.
RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention - Virginia Commonwealth University
This Center studies the supports people with disabilities need to stay with jobs.
SB University (SBU)
A website with online training about important topics in the Spina Bifida Community.
Skills to Pay the Bills - Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
These short videos show the top five "soft skills" that employers are looking for in employees. You can watch them online for free.
Social Disabilities in the Workplace
This is a CD about helping people whose disabilities make it hard to "fit-in" at work.
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.
Transition to Work and Self-Sufficiency DVD's
These six DVDs are about going to work.
Work is For All
This online video shows that people with disabilities can and do work in their communities. It features self-advocates and comes as a booklet too.
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.
Workplace Etiquette: Why Being Polite Counts on the Job DVD
This DVD shows the best way to act at work. It comes with a very complete teacher's guide.
Your Employment Selections (YES!) Program
This website has short video clips and other information about 120 different jobs. It can help youth and adults with disabilities decide what kind of work they want to do. You can also purchase it on CD-ROM.
Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace Why, When, What, and How
This webpage explains when and how to tell others about your disability. It is written for job settings.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Access Jobs
This website has many job openings from around the United States. It is easy to use for people with disabilities.
Do-It Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology)
The Do-It Program assists people with disabilities in successfully pursuing academics and careers.
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
These are short videos about the transition from school to work for young adults with disabilities.
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.
Living Well with a Disability, and Working Well with a Disability
These two curricula teach people with disabilities ways to be healthy. One is focused on community living, while the other focuses on work life.
Minnesota Work Incentives Connection
This program provides information to people with disabilities about how working will affect their benefits so they can make an informed decision in this area of life.
National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND)
NOND is a cross-disability organization that promotes equality for people with disabilities in nursing.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities
This Boston-based agency runs mentoring programs for youth with disabilities. One focuses on theatre, another on learning about business, and another on healthy living.
Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS)
This program helps people protect their Medicaid benefits as they prepare to get a job and earn money.
Rehabilitation Renaissance Project
An employment support program in greater Detroit area and throughout Michigan
RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention - Virginia Commonwealth University
This Center studies the supports people with disabilities need to stay with jobs.
SB University (SBU)
A website with online training about important topics in the Spina Bifida Community.
Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK)
An advocacy group in Kansas made up of adults with developmental disabilities. They help people speak up for themselves to have the highest possible level of independence.
Virginia Commonwealth University Incentive Planning and Assistance National Training Center
The US government has many programs to help people with disabilities work and earn a paycheck without losing important benefits. This Center helps states to make this happen.
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
A program in New York state to help people with disabilities of all ages. It shares information about jobs, education and independent living.
What Can YOU Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment
This campaign helps everyone see the value that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. Anyone can join by visiting the website.
Working Women With Disabilities INC
This organization helps women with disabilities who are employed. It is located in Pennsylvania.
Online Forums
DO-IT Streaming Video Presentations with Support Publications
These are short videos about the transition from school to work for young adults with disabilities.
Other
Asperger Syndrome An Owner's Manual 2 for Older Adolescents and Adults: What You, Your Parents and Friends, and Your Employer, Need to Know
This workbook has activities to help youth who have Asperger's syndrome transition into adulthood.
High School Transition that Works Learned from Project SEARCH
This book explains a program that helps students move from high school into good jobs.
Teddy's Ts: Disability Rights and Social Justice T-shirts, Buttons, and More
A self-advocate who designs, prints, and sells t-shirts. The t-shirts have messages about human rights and disability advocacy.


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