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…Continue
Added by Employment Network on May 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Employment Network on February 19, 2015 at 10:42am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Employment Network on February 11, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments
This is a great resource from the US Department of Labor for college students with disabilities.
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…Continue
Added by Employment Network on February 2, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments
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