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    • Advancing Opportunities: Accomodations Resources for Federal Managers and Employees 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] Every day the nation benefits from the contributions of individuals with disabilities who serve in the federal workforce. Many of these individuals are entitled to workplace adjustments, or accommodations, in ...
    • Advising Youth with Disabilities on Disclosure: Tips for Service Providers 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2007-07-01)
      [Excerpt] As a professional who provides services such as occupational skills training and job readiness training, you need to know how to help young people decide if they should share information about their disabilities. ...
    • Career-focused Mentoring for Youth: The What, Why, and How? 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2007-07-01)
      [Excerpt] When asked to describe an ideal employee, attributes such as being a hard worker, a team player, and a good communicator are frequently cited by employers as being even more important than technical expertise. ...
    • Circle of Champions: Innovators in Employing All Americans 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2007-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The Circle of Champions (CoC) is the distinguished group of U.S. businesses and organizations that have received the Secretary of Labor’s New Freedom Initiative Award for its innovative and proactive efforts to ...
    • Cultivating Leadership: Mentoring Youth with Disabilities 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] A mentor is a person who through support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example helps another person, usually a young person, to reach his or her work and life goals. Mentoring relationships ...
    • Customized Solutions for Today's Workforce: The Job Accommodation Network 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free and confidential consulting service for employers that expands employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities by providing: ■ Individualized worksite ...
    • Demystifying the Rehabilitation Act: What Faith-based and Community Organizations Need To Know About Using Federal Financial Assistance to Serve People With Disabilities 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2006-01-01)
      [Excerpt] If you represent a faith-based or community-based organization that is • Receiving financial assistance from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) (e.g., a grant, sub-award, contract, in-kind assistance, ...
    • DisabilityInfo.gov: Frequently Asked Questions 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2006-01-01)
      [Excerpt] DisabilityInfo.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities access to the information they need quickly and easily. The site contains links to disability-related programs ...
    • Diverse Perspectives: People With Disabilities Fulfilling Your Business Goals 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-10-01)
      [Excerpt] By fostering a culture of diversity, or a capacity to appreciate and value individual differences, in all aspects of their operations, employers benefit from varied perspectives on how to confront business ...
    • Effective Interaction: Communicating With And About People With Disabilities In The Workplace 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2007-05-01)
      [Excerpt] As children, we are curious —pointing to anything unfamiliar and asking questions. We have few, if any, inhibitions. As adults, we learn to censor our queries, feeling uncomfortable with anything unfamiliar. This ...
    • Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-09-01)
      [Excerpt] The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark federal law that protects the rights of people with disabilities by eliminating barriers to their participation in many aspects of living and working in ...
    • Employment Laws: Disability and Discrimination 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-09-01)
      [Excerpt] There are five important federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment and the job application process: ■ The Americans with Disabilities Act ■ The Rehabilitation Act ...
    • Employment Laws: Overview and Resources for Employers 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-11-01)
      [Excerpt] There are many federal, state and local laws that affect the American workplace, and it is important for employers to know where to go for help in understanding their responsibilities under these laws. The U.S. ...
    • Encouraging Future Innovation: Youth Entrepreneurship Education 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Entrepreneurs drive America’s economy, accounting for the majority of our nation’s new job creation and innovations. According to the U. S. Census Bureau’s 2002 Survey of Business Owners, self-employed individuals ...
    • Entering the World of Work: What Youth With Mental Health Needs Should Know About Accommodations 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2007-05-01)
      [Excerpt] Starting a job can be difficult for any young person. If you happen to have a hidden disability, such as a mental health impairment, a new workplace can be overwhelming. If you have ever felt this way, you are ...
    • Entrepreneurship: A Flexible Route To Economic Independence For People With DIsabilities 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] In recent years, changes in the global marketplace have significantly altered the character of the nation’s workforce. Trends such as downsizing, increased use of contingent, contract and temporary employees, and ...
    • Exploring the Issues: Disability Research Resources 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] Sound research is the foundation upon which effective policies and programs are built. Individuals who develop and implement strategies to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities may ...
    • Finding Facts and Figures: Disability Data Resources 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] Reliable data on various topics and trends can be critical to making informed decisions and effectively implementing programs and policies. The following are sources of disability-related statistics that may ...
    • Focus on Ability: Interviewing Applicants with Disabilities 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-10-01)
      [Excerpt] As employers well know, the job interview plays a critical role in the hiring process, allowing them the opportunity to identify the individual who possesses the best mix of knowledge, skills and abilities for ...
    • Increasing Options: The Ticket To Work And Self-Sufficiency Program 

      Office of Disability Employment Policy (2005-08-01)
      [Excerpt] The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an avenue to employment for people with disabilities who want to join or reenter the workforce. Millions of adults with disabilities receiving Social Security ...