Employment for People with Disabilities

    6/6/18
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    Assistive Technology Solutions for Employees with Speech Impairments

    6/6/18
    "Have you ever wondered how a person who hears but doesn’t speak uses the phone? Of course there are TTY and speech-to-speech relay services, but what if relay methods don’t meet the employee’s needs? What if the nature of the work requires a more direct and confidential method of communicating? There are devices for phone and face-to-face communication that are designed for individuals who do not speak at all or who find speaking very challenging called AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication). AAC devices, also called speech-generating devices, are an example of a type of technology that can be used by individuals who have difficulty speaking. JAN has general information about AAC devices as well as information about AAC with telephone access."
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    Accommodating Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia) in the workplace

    6/3/18
    "Social anxiety or social phobia is one of the most common mental health issues in America today. The cognitive/neurological team at JAN receives a number of calls concerning anxiety disorders, many specifically relating to the difficulties people have with being around and interacting with others in the workplace."
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    How to Apply for SAT and ACT Accommodations

    6/3/18
    Students with disabilities are eligible for accomadations and modifications on PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Many students come to DeMarle INC for testing so that, if a disability is found, that the student will be able to get accomadations on those exams.
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    Preparing Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities for Work

    5/7/18
    The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth has published "Promoting Quality Individualized Learning Plans throughout the Lifespan: A Revised and Updated ILP How to Guide 2.0," which expands upon the resources in NCWD/Youth's earlier ILP How to Guide. This guide provides a combination of practical career development resources and activities for implementing quality ILPs and strategies for gaining buy-in and developing capacity at the local level to facilitate the ILP process. It also provides examples of how to ensure that ILPs are implemented with quality. The guide also expands upon the NCWD/Youth's earlier ILP How to Guide by addressing more age groups and settings, including elementary and secondary school, postsecondary education, workforce development programs, and other non-school settings.
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    Employer Financial Incentives

    3/28/18
    Employers can capitalize on the value and talent of people with disabilities through federal and state government financial incentives. These incentives serve to encourage hiring individuals with disabilities, and support modifications and accommodations that enhance workplace accessibility and productivity of workers with disabilities. The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion has compiled an easy guide to these programs on its website.
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    EARN Newsletter 3/2018

    3/28/18
    The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion released its March 21 newsletter. Highlighted in this issue are recent articles on disability employment issues in the Disability Management Employer Coalition's magazine and USA Today, a recent meeting of the Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability, upcoming web events, and more. The AskEARN.org Spotlight features an EARN publication on self-identification of disability in the federal sector.
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    Connections: Employment For People With Disabilities - Project Search

    4/24/14
    WXXI - A discussion about employment for people with disabilities focusing on Project Search
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