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Asperger's Syndrome Today the prevalence of Asperger’s Syndrome is estimated to be as high as 1 in every 250 people in the United States. Chances are you’re working with or have worked with people who have Asperger’s Syndrome. Download the Employer’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, from Forward Motion Coaching. This guide is divided into three parts. The first explains what Asperger’s Syndrome is and the specific strengths of “the Asperger mind.” The second explores common challenges that these individuals face in the workplace, while the third section explains what employers can do to create work environments that are conducive to success. (www.forwardmotion.info).

Disability Etiquette: Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities
This booklet is for individuals with or without disabilities. It provides basic tips to keep in mind when interacting with individuals with disabilities.

Disability Program Navigator
A Disability Program Navigator serves as a resource to the workforce investment community on issues related to the employment of individuals with disabilities who wish to enter and remain in the workforce. For more information on this program, visit the Disability Program Navigator page.

Disability Specific Fact Sheets

Disability specific fact sheets have been developed to serve as quick reference guides on the following disabilities: Alcoholism and Drug Addicition, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Down Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Illness.

Each fact sheet gives a brief description of the disability, accommodations, and resources.

Employment and Individuals with Disabilities: A Guide for Vocational Staff
A comprehensive guide for staff working with people with disabilities that includes the following topics: Communicating with and about people with disabilities, Understanding the American with Disabilities Act, Comprehensive Resource Guide that provides a summary of local resources and support groups, Entitlement Summaries, Virtual Accessibility; Internet Resources, and Maryland Relay and Text Telephone (TTY) calls. Request a hard copy of this resource guide.

Fact Sheets
In an attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions about employment as it relates to individuals with disabilities, The National Education Center developed a series of fact sheets for job seekers and businesses. To view job seeker fact sheets, visit the individuals with disabilities page. To view the business fact sheets, visit the businesses page.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by: 1) providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, 2) providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disabilitiy related legislation and 3) educating callers about self-employment options.

Library
A library with training materials of videos, CD-ROMs, and books has been compiled. The libraries are tailored to businesses as well as individuals with disabilities.

Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace
Working Partners is a U.S. Department of Labor initiative that raises awareness about the impact drugs and alcohol have on the workplace and helps employers and employees work together to ensure their workplaces are free of the hazards of alcohol and drug abuse.

 
 

 
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