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Related Contributions: Resources

Employment Stories: Meet Jim and Lee Roy
Part of our video stories library. Meet Lee Roy and Jim...two very different people who share their experiences about finding employment and having a disability.
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2008 Virginia Commonwealth University Webcast Series on Employment
Led by professionals in the field, a series of six webcasts explore various challenges to, and approaches for the successful employment of individuals with disabilities.
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Alaska Works Initiative Microenterprise Resource Guide
The Alaska Works Initiative Microenterprise Resource Guide website will assist individuals and agencies interested in starting a Micro Business.
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AllBusiness.com's Bookkeeping Basics
AllBusiness.com is the world's largest online resource for small businesses, providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business.
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Business Owner's Toolkit
A website that provides total know-how for prospective and current small business owners.
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Center for Self-Determination
Primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries.
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Chrysalis
Chrysalis provides individualized vocational and work-related services to persons in Dane county who have mental illnesses.
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Cornell University's ILR Employment and Disability Istitute Resource Page
Cornell University's ILR Employment and Disability Institute Resource Page provides a listing of numerous resources for assistive technology, and other disability related issues.
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Finding a Workplace Personal Assistant (A Fact Sheet by Ed Turner)
A Fact Sheet from Virginia Commonwealth University's Rehabilitation Research Training Center, which provides information on the use of Personal Assistance Services (PAS) in the workplace as a reasonable job accommodation.
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Finding the Passion: Person-Centered Approaches in Small Business for Individuals with Significant Disabilities (An Article by Cary Griffin & Dave Hammis)
This article discusses the use of the Person-Centered approach, as well as, knowledge of the current financial market to create small business opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
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Freedom Scientific
Freedom Scientific strives to develop, manufacture, and market technology-based products that provide equal access to information and computing for those with vision impairments or learning disabilities.
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Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC: Self-Employment Services and Resources
Griffin-Hammis Associates offers a significant array of Self-Employment training topics, as well as individualized technical consultation.
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Have a Disability? Want to Work? A Work Incentives Benefits Specialist Can Help
Do you have a disability or know someone with a disability? When a person with a disability is working or thinking about going to work, a Work Incentives Benefits Specialist can help. Work Incentive Benefits Specialists provide benefits advice to help an individual understand the relationship between working and benefits.
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Ideas for Writing an Accommodation Request Letter
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information on requesting an accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and provides a sample accommodation request letter.
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Individual Placement and Support FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a supported employment model (developed by Robert Drake and Deborah Becker from Dartmouth College) that gives people with mental illness the help needed to work successfully at competitive jobs. IPS has been extensively researched and is a federally recognized Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) for Persons with Mental Illness. Here are some the frequently asked questions about this employment model.
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Job Accomodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
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Job Development FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Job development is identifying, recruiting and maintaining relationships with businesses and other organizations that results in integrated employment for people with disabilities. It is a balancing act that must satisfy the wants and needs of both the employer and job seeker.
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Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc
Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc develops assistive reading technologies for individuals with learning and visual disabilities.
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Lifeline and Link-Up Programs
Lifeline and Link-Up are two Wisconsin Universal Service Fund programs that make essential telecommunications more affordable for low-income households.
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Research and Training Center (RTC) on Disability in Rural Communities
RTC Rural explores solutions to assist people with disabilities and rural rehabilitation service providers to achieve and maintain employment.
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Self-Employment Business Startup Toolkit
Assisting DVR Consumers to Pursue their Goal of Starting a Business
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Self-Employment Handbook: Options for People with Disabilities
The North Dakota Center for Person's with Disabilities created this handbook in order to support people with disabilities in securing and sustaining competitive employment.
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Self-Employment: FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Get answers for some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about self-employment for people with disabilities.
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Self-Employment Technical Assistance, Resources, & Training (START-UP / USA)
Self-Employment Technical Assistance, Resources, & Training (START-UP / USA) provides technical assistance and disseminates resources nationally to individuals interested in pursuing self-employment.
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Steve's Story: Job Development Services
Meet Steve, a 37 year old single man who worked for many years in construction before experiencing a traumatic brain injury. Learn more about Steve's experience in working with a job developer to reconsider his career options and pursue meaningful employment.
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Steve's Story: Job Search Challenges and Success
Find out about Steve's experience in finding a job while facing challenges with mental illness.
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Training and Technical Assistance For Providers (T-TAP) Fact Sheet: Assistive Technology as a Workplace Support
A question and answer fact sheet that provides information on the use of assistive technology as a workplace support for individuals with disabilities.
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Training and Technical Assistance For Providers (T-TAP) Fact Sheet: Self-Employment as a Customized Employment Outcome
A question and answer fact sheet that covers issues related to supporting individuals with significant disabilities through the process of starting their own business.
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The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB): Assistive Technology Resources
The American Foundation for the Blind website lists assistive technology and accommodation resources for individuals with vision impairment.
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Transitions from School FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Find out about freqently asked questions about the process of transition from school for students with disabilities.
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U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. SBA is an independent agency of the federal government, created to counsel, aid, assist, and protect the interests of small businesses.
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The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Resource Center (WIATRC)
The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Resource Center (WIATRC) website provides lots of information on equipment, vendors, and other resources.
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Wisconsin CAP Services Virtual Business Incubator
A website designed to help grow the future of small businesses.
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Wisconsin Lions Foundation Hearing Aid Project
The Wisconsin Lions Foundation Hearing Aid Project is dedicated to providing help to the residents of Wisconsin that have impaired hearing, but cannot afford to purchase hearing aids.
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Related Contributions: Training

Employment Strategies Series
Employment Strategies Series - free, on-demand introductory trainings about the potential paths to employment for people with disabilities.
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History of Employment
History of Employment Services
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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Introduction
IPS is a supported employment model that gives people with mental illness the help needed to work successfully at competitive jobs.
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Introduction to the Employment Strategies Series
This training provides an introduction and overview of the Paths to Employment Resource Center Employment Strategies Series: Changing Lives, Changing Perceptions.
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Introduction to Vocational Rehabilitation
Committed to working with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain and retain meaningful careers.
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Job Development Introduction
Job development is identifying, recruiting and maintaining relationships with businesses and other organizations that results in integrated employment
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Self-Employment Introduction
This module describes self-employment and why people with disabilities may choose it as a career option. Steps to get started as a small business operator are also share along with recommendations on how to access services and resources to help you get started.
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Supported Employment Introduction
Supported Employment - a job placement and support service for people with the most significant disabilities.
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Transition from School Introduction
Transition services help a student with a disability plan for life after high school to prepare for continuing education, for work in the community and for living as independently as possible.
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Work Incentives Benefits Counseling 101
An introduction on how to bridge the gap between your current benefits and getting back to work, earning more, or starting a career.
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