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This department has products to help people with disabilities succeed as employees of mainstream companies and organizations.

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Managed by: Cary Griffin (cgriffin@griffinhammis.com) of Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC
Co-managed by Beth Keeton

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (27 Products)
Electronic Media (27 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (17 Products)
Online Forums (2 Products)
Other (3 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities: Final Report
This report to the U.S. Secretary of Labor has recommendations to improve the competitive employment rates of individuals with disabilities in the U.S. It focuses mostly on those with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Asperger Syndrome and Employment : Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome
This is a guide for helping people with Asperger's Syndrome get a job.
Asperger's Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide
This book was written for people with ASD who are working.
Barriers to Employment Success DVD
This DVD explains several things that make it hard to find and keep a job, and what will help. There is also a survey available to help people see what is getting in their way of having a good job.
Beyond Traditional Job Development
This book is a comprehensive guide to the perspectives and effective strategies that lead to successful placement results.
Building Community Connections: Designing a Future That Works
Trainer's manual for a workshop designed to teach individuals with disabilities to utilize their contacts in a job search.
Career Success of Disabled High-flyers
This book is about people with disabilities who have careers.
CAREERS & the disABLED
CAREERS & the disABLED, established in 1986, is the nation's first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels. Each issue features a special Braille section.
Connecting Individuals With Disabilities With Meaningful Employment
This two page sheet tells about ways faith communities can support people with disabilities who are looking for work.
Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and High-functioning Autism
This book gives advice to help people with high functioning autism to develop their talents and find jobs.
Do Sheltered Workshops Enhance Employment Outcomes for Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder?
This research article from the United Kingdom suggests that sheltered workshops do not help people with autism get better jobs.
Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Down Barriers to Careers and Full Employment
This report tells how important it is for people with disabilities to be employed and fully included in society. It was written to the President of the United States.
Everyone Can Work: Customized Employment
This two-page fact sheet explains why customized employment is important.
Getting to Work: Promoting Employment of People with Mental Illness
This report advocates for the rights of persons with serious and persistent mental illness to have jobs in the community. It urges the use of supported employment strategies as an alternative to day treatment programs.
Guideposts for Success
This is a downloadable pamphlet about the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities. It encourages everyone to assure youth have access to five important "guidlposts for success."
Hidden Talent: How leading companies hire, retain, and benefit from people with disabilities
This book tells the stories of eight companies that are actively hiring, training, and retaining people with disabilities. The book offers encouragement and ideas for other companies to take advantage of this resource.
High School Transition that Works Learned from Project SEARCH
This book explains a program that helps students move from high school into good jobs.
How Employers are Tapping Talents of Disabled Workers
This article from CNBC describes how people with autism can bring unique talents to an organization.
HowTo Find Work That Works for People with Asperger Syndrome
This book tells how to help people who have Asperger Syndrome find, and keep a job.
Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
This book is about helping people with disabilities get good jobs.
Learning to Work: A Collection of Stories About Life and Work Book
This explains what it is like to work at different jobs.
May 2012 Current Population Survey (CPS) - Disability Supplement
This survey provides information about how many people with disabilities are not working and reasons why they are not working.
Persons with disabilities and employment
This article describes the labor market participation of Canadians 25 to 64 years of age with a physical or mental disability.
Real Work for Real Pay
A book with a lot of information about how people with disabilities can find meaningful employment. It is written for service providers.
The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger's Syndrome Find the Right Career and Get Hired
This books has tips on getting hired for people who have Aspergers Syndrome.
Work is For All
This online video shows that people with disabilities can and do work in their communities. It features self-advocates and comes as a booklet too.
Working with People with Disabilities: In a Job Placement/Job Retention Environment
A book about creating jobs for people with disabilities. It also has ideas about helping people to be successful at work.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Difference of Ability: Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities
This DVD has ideas about how best to support people with disabilities to find jobs in the community. It was made in Canada.
Barriers to Employment Success DVD
This DVD explains several things that make it hard to find and keep a job, and what will help. There is also a survey available to help people see what is getting in their way of having a good job.
Beyond Expectations: Employees with Disabilities
These DVD's show profiles of people with all types of disabilities who are working. The people shown have many different kinds of jobs.
Breadmakers
A film that shows a community of workers with intellectual disabilities who make bread to be delivered to shops and cafes.
Customized Employment Q and A: Assisting Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families to Pursue Their Employment Goals
This fact sheet explores why adults with disabilities are choosing to attend sheltered workshops and how this situation can be changed. It is from a study about the employment options of adults with disabilities.
Disability Scoop articles about unemployment and people with disabilities
These online news articles are about the difficulties people with disabilities are having finding jobs, and asking businesses to help. They were published in March and April of 2011.
disAbledPerson.com
This is a premier job search website for people with disabilities.
Everybody Can Work
This short, online video shows how people with disabilities can find jobs, start small businesses and achieve successful employment. It features Cary Griffin, a leading employment expert, and many self-advocates.
GettingHired
This website helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment. It also helps companies recruit people with disabilities who are ready to work.
GettingHired.com
This website helps people with disabilities find jobs.
Integrated Employment Toolkit
This website has information about helping people with disabilities find jobs in the community that pay well.
Johnny the Bagger
A true story of how a young man who worked at a grocery store went beyond his expected job description and had a large impact on the store. The story can read and heard through two different YouTube videos.
Make Work a Part of Your Plan Webinar Series
This webinar series covers information about meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities, focusing on Minnesota.
Meet the Future Face of Employment: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Technology Fields
This website is about matching people with Autism Spectrum Disorder to jobs in the field of technology.
Minimum Wage Increase
These online articles talk about how the minimum wage increase will affect those with disabilities and DSP's
ONET OnLine - Occupational Information Network
This site tells people about different kinds of jobs.
Partners in Employment
This online course helps people with disabilities learn how to find a job
Real People, Real Jobs: Stories from the Frontline
This website has success stories of people with disabilities working in community jobs. Each story explains how the person found the job, and the supports used in building it into a good job.
RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Live Webcast Series
This is a series of presentations about employment issues and people with disabilities. There are many that have already been held but you can watch them on the internet anytime.
Social Skills Hamper Job Hopes For Adults On The Spectrum
This online article is about why people with Asperger's Syndrome are having a hard time getting jobs.
Survey of Employment of Americans with Disabilities
This is a survey of what businesses think about hiring people who have disabilities.
The Changing Face of Technology: Document Imaging Meets the Challenge
This video highlights the strengths of people with developmental disabilities for jobs in document imaging.
The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
A list of the top 10 companies for people with disabilities to work. It also gives examples of how each company makes their work place inclusive.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
This is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. You can get information by searching their website or calling their toll-free number.
Think Beyond the Label
An advertising campaign making the business case for employing people with disabilities.
Work is For All
This online video shows that people with disabilities can and do work in their communities. It features self-advocates and comes as a booklet too.
Work Now - Get the Facts
This website has a lot of information about finding jobs in the community. It was developed to help people understand what Employment First was all about.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Business Connections at VCU
This supported employment service helps people with disabilities to find employment and provides ongoing support to those who obtain employment. It works in the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Warsaw, Virginia areas.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
This organization works to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
Do-It Program (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and Technology)
The Do-It Program assists people with disabilities in successfully pursuing academics and careers.
King County School-to-Work Program
A program that helps students with disabilities find jobs and begin working as they finish high school. It is located in King County, Washington state.
Melwood
This service provider in Washington D.C. does a great job helping people find community jobs.
National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND)
NOND is a cross-disability organization that promotes equality for people with disabilities in nursing.
Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS)
This program helps people protect their Medicaid benefits as they prepare to get a job and earn money.
Project SEARCH
This program helps students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transition from school to work with training.
Project Search
This program helps youth, young adults and adults with disabilities to prepare for and succeed on the job. It is part of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio.
Prospector Theater
This movie theater provides jobs for people who have disabilities. It was started by a sibling who wanted to make a difference.
Rehabilitation Renaissance Project
An employment support program in greater Detroit area and throughout Michigan
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
This is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities. You can get information by searching their website or calling their toll-free number.
Training Grounds
A coffee bar in Jefferson County, Colorado. Its workers are people with disabilities who gain on-the-job training.
What Can YOU Do? The Campaign for Disability Employment
This campaign helps everyone see the value that people with disabilities bring to the workplace. Anyone can join by visiting the website.
Workforce Recruitment Program
This program brings federal agencies together with students who have disabilities and are looking for a summer internship or a permanent job.
Working Women With Disabilities INC
This organization helps women with disabilities who are employed. It is located in Pennsylvania.
Yachad, National Jewish Council for Disabilities
This program believes in full inclusion of Jewish people with disabilities in community life. It provides services to people of all ages.
Online Forums
Job Customization and Carving
This is an online presentation. It discusses how an employer can best match tasks with the skills and interests of the worker.
RRTC on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities Live Webcast Series
This is a series of presentations about employment issues and people with disabilities. There are many that have already been held but you can watch them on the internet anytime.
Other
High School Transition that Works Learned from Project SEARCH
This book explains a program that helps students move from high school into good jobs.
Michael Callahan
Michael is the president of Marc Gold & Associates and vice-president of Employment for All. He has consulted throughout the US, Canada and Europe in the area of supported employment for the past twenty-three years.
Postsecondary Education and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities
This fact sheet shows how postsecondary education helps people with intellectual disabilities find jobs, and earn money.


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