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RESOURCE: Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

The Department of Justice has published a new 9-page ADA technical assistance document, …

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Added by Employment Network on July 14, 2015 at 6:55pm — No Comments

RESOURCE: Three New Fact Sheets on Supported Employment

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Releases Three New Fact Sheets on Supported Employment

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health has published three new fact sheets with information from their recent repart, Getting to Work: Promoting Employment of People with Mental Illness. Getting to Work discusses the reasons…

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Added by Employment Network on July 7, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

RESOURCE: Increasing Academic and Career Achievement with Lifelong Learning Skills

Increasing Academic and Career Achievement with Lifelong Learning Skills

Lifelong learning skills provide the foundation for learning and working. They broadly support student thinking, self-management, and social interaction, enabling the pursuit of education and career goals. Collectively, lifelong learning skills enable students to master academic content and translate knowledge into action.

There is a growing consensus among researchers…

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Added by Employment Network on May 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Resource: E-Learning Opportunities through Worksource

E-Learning Opportunities through Worksource

Our training events are developed and designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities, rehabilitation professionals, families, and persons working in business and industry. The following training formats are available:…

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Added by Employment Network on February 19, 2015 at 10:42am — No Comments

Resource: REFERENCE POINTS: Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities

Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities

By now you've received your W2 and other tax documents. And, if you are like most taxpayers with and without disabilities, you want to go ahead and get your taxes out of the way, however, you have questions. The IRS' Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, can help answer many of them. Whether you have questions on your income, itemized…

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Added by Employment Network on February 11, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

Resource: US Department of Labor's Workforce Recruitment Program

This is a great resource from the US Department of Labor for college students with disabilities.

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace…

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Added by Employment Network on February 2, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Resource: "College Bound: Postsecondary Education IS an Option for Students with Intellectual Disabilities"

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…

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Added by Employment Network on January 17, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

DISABILITY CONNECTION NEWSLETTER: 10 Things You Want to Know about Federal Government Employment

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

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Added by Employment Network on January 16, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

Resource: US Department of Labor's Virtual Workplace Flexibility Toolkit

US Department of Labor's Virtual Workplace Flexibility Toolkit

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…

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Added by Employment Network on December 10, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Resource: How AT Can Help You in the Workplace

Here is a great resource from AbleData.com about assistive technology in the workplace

How AT Can Help You in the Workplace

Source:  file:///C:/Users/stacy/Desktop/How%20AT%20Can%20Help%20You%20in%20the%20Workplace_PDF.pdf

Added by Employment Network on December 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Resource: New Resources for Youth on VR and Exploring Careers from the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures at Portland State University

Getting the Most out of Vocational Rehabilitation

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…

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Added by Employment Network on December 1, 2014 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Resource: Engaging Families in the Individualized Learning Plan Process

Engaging Families in the Individualized Learning Plan Process

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…

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Added by Employment Network on December 1, 2014 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Resource: Disability Vote Guide

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.…

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Added by Stacy Ellingen on October 29, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

Resource: Tip Sheets for Transitioning Youth

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…

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Added by Employment Network on January 30, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Coffee Break Resources: Open Forum 10/3/13

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…

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Added by Employment Network on October 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Resource: Campaign for Disability Healthcare Justice

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…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on February 27, 2013 at 12:28pm — 1 Comment

Policy Research Brief: A Review of Commonly-Used State Employment Measures in Intellectual and Developmental Disability Services

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.…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on January 14, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Resource: Assistive Technology for Employers Web Portal

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…

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Added by ADA Wisconsin Partnership on January 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Wisconsin Youth First: "Going to Work" Video Series

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)…

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on December 12, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Employment Resources for Families and Youth

Here are a couple great resources from DVR & Let's Get to Work:

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Added by In Control Wisconsin on November 20, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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