Check out a new resource from Wisconsin!! "College Bound: Postsecondary Education IS an Option for Students with Intellectual Disabilities" is a comprehensive look at college for students with ID. Written for families, individuals with disabilities, and their teams, College Bound provides information about preparing for college while in high school, exploring college options, and paying for college. Please share this…Continue
Added by Employment Network on January 17, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments
This is a very informative list from the Disability Connection Newsletter about federal employment for people with disabilities. It has several great tips and resources for finding a job and getting the necessary accommodations.
10 Things You Want to Know about Federal Government Employment
Added by Employment Network on January 16, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments
The U.S. Department of Labor has launched its online Workplace Flexibility Toolkit to provide employees, job seekers, employers, policymakers and researchers with information, resources and a unique approach to workplace flexibility. Workplace flexibility policies and practices typically focus on when and where work is done. The toolkit adds a new dimension - an emphasis on flexibility around…Continue
Added by Employment Network on December 10, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments
Here is a great resource from AbleData.com about assistive technology in the workplace
Added by Employment Network on December 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This short booklet is designed to help young adults get the most out of their vocational rehabilitation (VR) experience. In addition to defining VR, this easy-to-understand guide includes advice about how to prepare for meeting with a VR counselor and gives…Continue
Added by Employment Network on December 1, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments
A new Information Brief from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth), Families and College and Career Readiness: What Schools Can do to Engage Families in the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) Process, is designed to assist educators in…Continue
Added by Employment Network on December 1, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments
Voting is a constitutional right and responsibility of citizenship. It is an important way to help select the national, state and local officials who make laws, design programs and decide how tax dollars are spent. For information on voting in Wisconsin for individuals with disabilities, download a copy of the manual Disability Vote Guide 2014.…Continue
Added by Stacy Ellingen on October 29, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) for Youth recently published a series of six tip sheets that provide youth with action steps for dealing with various life transitions and challenges. Each tip sheet begins with a series of questions geared toward helping youth determine the degree to which each topic is relevant to their lives.
The tip sheets then provide background information on the subject…Continue
Added by Employment Network on January 30, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Each month (or so) we schedule a drop-in coffee break (live chat) on the Employment Network. From now on, we'll be posting any resources that are shared during the Coffee Break here in our Resources section. You may also see some of these pop up in other places on the Network as well. Feel free to add additional resources related to the topic in the Comment area below.
Today's Coffee Break was an Open Forum, so we talked about a lot of different topics and resources. Here they…Continue
Added by Employment Network on October 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
The following news release is forwarded to you for your information:
Campaign for Disability Healthcare Justice
New HEALTHCARE STORIES Featuring People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) is pleased to announce the release of new…Continue
The following information is from the Research & Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota:
The latest Policy Research Brief from the Research and Training Center on Community Living reviews commonly-used state employment measures in intellectual and developmental disability services. This Research Brief summarizes publicly-available data sources that provide information about the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on January 14, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:
The Assistive Technology for Employers and Businesses Web Portal features information on AT solutions in the workplace. This…Continue
Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Wisconsin Youth First is excited to unveil the "Going to Work" video series. The stories of six Wisconsin youth with disabilities who have transitioned to competitive employment are depicted in five parts.
You can find these videos here on the Employment Network.
Video #1: Meet the Characters (5:34)…
Added by In Control Wisconsin on December 12, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments
Here are a couple great resources from DVR & Let's Get to Work:Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on November 20, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments
US Department of Labor launches virtual Workplace Flexibility Toolkit during National Disability Employment Awareness Month
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has launched its online Workplace Flexibility Toolkit to provide employees, job seekers, employers, policymakers and researchers with information, resources and a unique approach to workplace flexibility.
Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on October 31, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments
Here are a couple interesting websites that provide information about assistive technology and workplace accommodations. Be sure to check them out:
Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on October 31, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Griffin-Hammis Associates and their non-profit branch, the Center for Social Capital, has launched a blog site for PodCasts showcasing original thinkers, practitioners, folks with disabilities, family members, advocates, policy makers, and others discussing topics of interest relating to the expansion and improvement of customized employment.
The site features folks from diverse backgrounds speaking on related topics including organizational development, staff training, economic and…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on August 23, 2012 at 12:43pm — No Comments
The Schedule A hiring authority is one of the paths that can greatly benefit youth and young adults with disabilities who have an interest in a career with the Federal government. It can also be a fast track way for Federal agencies to bring in talented individuals with disabilities.
Schedule A is a hiring authority for Federal agencies to use to tap into a diverse and vibrant talent pool without going through the often-lengthy traditional hiring process. Schedule A allows…Continue
Added by In Control Wisconsin on August 23, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments
ODEP offers a wide range of resources related to employment for people with disabilities. Be sure to check out this list and go to their website to learn more.
Added by In Control Wisconsin on August 14, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
The Transition Action Guide has been revised and updated! Both the short and full version are available on the DVR website:
Full Version: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/pdf_files/tag.pdf
Short Version: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/pdf_files/tag_short_version.pdf
Please disseminate to…Continue
Added by Shannon Munn-Huff on August 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments