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Unconscious Biases: Shattering Assumptions and Surprising Ourselves

Learn about unconscious biases about people with disabilities and their ability to work in the competitive workplace and how to challenge assumptions.

  • Topics: Career Development, Community Inclusion, Disability Awareness, High Expectations, Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2017 257 Career Development, Community Inclusion, Disability Awareness, High Expectations, Employment

What is AmeriCorps?

This video breaks down the details of the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a program that engages adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community."

  • Topics: Employment, Career Development
  • Duration: 2 min
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March 2017 67056 Employment, Career Development

How #ApprenticeshipWorks for Recruits

Learn how apprenticeship can work for you as a job seeker or employer. These inclusive apprenticeship programs in high-growth industries like information technology and healthcare show how #ApprenticeshipWorks for everyone.

  • Topics: Employment, Career Development, For Employers
  • Duration: 5 min
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November 2016 825 Employment, Career Development, For Employers

Voices of Experience: Meet Danette Smith

Meet Danette Smith, a mother of a child with a disability and a Human Resources professional. Danette offers strategies for how young people can prepare themselves to meet the needs of employers. She highlights the importance of soft skills, making a good first impression, and being a “curious, passionate learner.”

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 3 min
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August 2016 309 Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Danette Smith: Job Search and Interview Tips

Danette Smith discusses what employers look for in a resume, the importance of a cover letter, and ways youth with communication challenges can convey they skills and passion.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 4 min
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August 2016 176 Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Moving Out Into the World

Discover how international study and volunteer abroad can develop confidence, independence, and career skills for people with disabilities.

  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Inclusion, Independent Living
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2015 341 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, High Expectations, Inclusion, Independent Living

From Disability Benefits to Benefits Counseling: Michele’s Ticket to Work Success Story

Michele, a young adult with Muscular Dystrophy, talks about how Ticket to Work helped her get an education and reach her career goals.

  • Topics: Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Employment, SSI, Work Incentives, Muscular Dystrophy
  • Duration: 5 min
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October 2015 1374 Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Employment, SSI, Work Incentives, Muscular Dystrophy

Work Early, Work Often: Parents/Caregivers of Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, a mother talks about her son’s career development experiences, finding the right job “fit,” his personal growth on the job, and “letting go.”

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Family Support, Finding Strengths, Independent Living
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1328 Career Development, Employment, Family Support, Finding Strengths, Independent Living Work Early, Work Often

Work Early, Work Often: Employers of Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, employers discuss how exposing young adults with disabilities to real work experiences can help to meet the needs of a business and improve their bottom line.

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, High Expectations, Preparing for Employment, Supportive Adults
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1438 Career Development, Employment, High Expectations, Preparing for Employment, Supportive Adults Work Early, Work Often

Work Early, Work Often: Young Adults with Disabilities

Part of a three-part series highlighting the importance of work and work-based experiences in an young person’s transition to adulthood, a young professional with disabilities shares how her early work experiences helped lead to long-term success.

  • Part of the Work Early, Work Often Series
  • Topics: Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 3 min
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September 2015 1368 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness Work Early, Work Often

Preparing Minnesota Students for Career and Postsecondary Opportunities

This 2015 webinar provides an overview of Minnesota’s new career-focused Personal Learning Plans, now required for all MN secondary students. Presenters from the Minnesota Department of Education introduce viewers to the eight required areas of a plan and provide information on how to coordinate these plans with the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and transition planning goals of special education students.

  • Topics: Transition Planning, Career Development, Preparing for Employment, Webinar
  • Duration: 53 min
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June 2015 149 Transition Planning, Career Development, Preparing for Employment, Webinar

How to Make SSI Work for You: Simply Said

This youth- and family-friendly video focuses on how to find help available to youth and young adults with disabilities after they leave high school. Several federal government programs including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives, and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provide benefits or support to eligible youth as they work toward their postsecondary and employment goals. Youth and families can use the information they learn to plan ahead and apply for the benefits and supports they need after high school.

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Community Supports, Independent Living, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives
  • Duration: 4 min
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June 2015 498 Adult Services, Benefit Programs and Supports, Career Development, Community Supports, Independent Living, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Work Incentives Simply Said

Knowing Your Options: College, Independence, and Beyond

High school students learn about self-advocacy, self-determination, post-high school services and supports (including college and employment), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504, postsecondary and job accommodations, and disclosure. A resources list with links to supporting documents allows viewers to further explore content.

  • Topics: Webinar, Special Education, Self-Advocacy, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations, Disclosure, Career Development, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Adult Services
  • Duration: 25 min
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April 2015 466 Webinar, Special Education, Self-Advocacy, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, Transition Planning, Self-Advocacy, Accommodations, Disclosure, Career Development, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, Adult Services

Career Possibilities: Discover, Explore, Dream

“Career Possibilities: Discover, Explore, Dream!” is the first in a series of webinars created to help teens explore career options and learn about assistive technology that can help them succeed at school, work, and the community. This webinar introduces teens to several online career resources that can help them identify career interest areas. Students will also learn about resources specific to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career paths. The webinar includes video and audio interviews with several young adults working in STEM related fields.

  • Topics: Webinar, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Transition Planning, Accommodations, Career Development, STEM: Science Technology Engineering and Math
  • Duration: 19 min
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April 2015 161 Webinar, Special Education, Assistive Technology, Transition Planning, Accommodations, Career Development, STEM: Science Technology Engineering and Math

What Can CareerOneStop Do For You

CareerOneStop.org is a website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This video outlines how the site can help users explore careers, search for a job and find local training and other help.

  • Topics: American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Career Development, Employment, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning
  • Duration: 2 min
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February 2015 295 American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Career Development, Employment, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning

Skills to Pay the Bills: Communication

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on communication skills — skills on the top of the “must have” list for every employer. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 37469 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Networking

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on using networking skills to find job opportunities. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 9645 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 30919 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Synopsis

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video presents tips from all videos in the series. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 18778 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Professionalism

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on professionalism — coming to work on time, dressing appropriately and taking initiative. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 31897 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Teamwork

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on the ability to work with others. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 18381 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Skills to Pay the Bills: Enthusiasm and Attitude

This video is one of five from the Department of Labor’s Skills to Pay the Bills series. Information is targeted to youth, ages 14 to 21, in both in-school and out-of-school environments. This video focuses on enthusiasm and attitude. “Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success” is a curriculum developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy.

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October 2012 34445 Employment, Soft Skills, Social Skills, Career Development Skills to Pay the Bills

Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?

Transitioning to adulthood takes planning for youth with disabilities. Young adults interviewed in Tennessee and Kentucky share a little about where they are in the transition process and steps they’re taking to make their dreams come true.

  • Topics: Career Development, Transition Planning, Preparing for Employment, Self-Awareness
  • Duration: 3 min
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October 2012 2148 Career Development, Transition Planning, Preparing for Employment, Self-Awareness

How Anthony’s Beehive Got Started — CNN

Anthony’s fascination with bees as a child eventually developed into a family business, and a means of providing future financial independence for Anthony, who has a developmental disability.

  • Topics: Employment, Entrepreneur, Self-Determination, Family Support, Career Development
  • Duration: 2 min
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May 2012 330 Employment, Entrepreneur, Self-Determination, Family Support, Career Development