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A #JobCreators Family Interview - The Perez Family

The Perez family explored self-employment as a way to create a meaningful future for their 11-year-old daughter with Down syndrome. In this video they describe their journey and the benefits that exploring self-employment has had for their now teenage daughter.

  • Topics: Employment, Entrepreneur, Family Support, Intellectual Disability, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 9 min
View - A #JobCreators Family Interview - The Perez Family
January 2017 327 Employment, Entrepreneur, Family Support, Intellectual Disability, Preparing for Employment

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 817 Employment, Career Development, For Employers

The Job Accommodation Network: JAN is here for YOU!

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy that helps employers and employees find workplace solutions for individuals with disabilities.

  • Topics: Accommodations, For Employers, Assistive Technology, Employment
  • Duration: 4 min
View - The Job Accommodation Network: JAN is here for YOU!
September 2016 1608 Accommodations, For Employers, Assistive Technology, Employment

Employment First for Transitioning Youth

Jessica Steele with Virginia’s Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) speaks about Employment First in Virginia and how it impacts transitioning youth with disabilities. Traditionally, people with disabilities have been thought to be placed in sheltered work environments or day services but Employment First is working to change that approach.

  • Topics: Employment, Transition Planning, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 22 min
View - Employment First for Transitioning Youth
August 2016 217 Employment, Transition Planning, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation

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
View - Voices of Experience: Meet Danette Smith
August 2016 273 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
View - Danette Smith: Job Search and Interview Tips
August 2016 156 Employment, Accommodations, Career Development, Disclosure, Soft Skills, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Questions of Discrimination

Before someone can practice law, they must not only graduate from law school but pass the state’s bar exam. Currently, 41 states include questions in their bar exam application asking about the applicant’s mental health history, diagnosis or treatment. If an applicant answers “yes” to these questions, they are required to fill out a form revealing private information and may be forced to turn over confidential treatment records before being allowed to take the bar exam. The video below discusses the impact these questions have on applicants and the diversity of the legal profession.

  • Topics: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
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March 2016 456 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Civil Rights and Legal Protections, Disability Rights, Disclosure, Employment, Mental Health, Postsecondary Education

Serve Overseas: You Always Have Something to Contribute and Learn

Fascinated with the overseas experiences of a friend who joined the Peace Corps, Allen Neece followed suit and discovered a new outlet for sharing his passion for education. Allen, who is Deaf, shares information about his experience working with Deaf communities in Kenya, Zambia, and Guyana (2007-2011) as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

  • Topics: Deafness, Employment, High Expectations, International Study, Transition Planning, Travel
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Serve Overseas: You Always Have Something to Contribute and Learn
March 2016 83 Deafness, Employment, High Expectations, International Study, Transition Planning, Travel

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
View - Moving Out Into the World
October 2015 318 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
View - From Disability Benefits to Benefits Counseling: Michele’s Ticket to Work Success Story
October 2015 1362 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
View - Work Early, Work Often: Parents/Caregivers of Young Adults with Disabilities
September 2015 1282 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
View - Work Early, Work Often: Employers of Young Adults with Disabilities
September 2015 1422 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
View - Work Early, Work Often: Young Adults with Disabilities
September 2015 1348 Career Development, Employment, Finding Strengths, Preparing for Employment, High Expectations, Perseverance, Self-Awareness Work Early, Work Often

Disability Disclosure

This video provides a short introduction to disability disclosure for youth with disabilities in school or at work. It shows a young adult filling out an application for employment and trying to decide if he should disclose or not his disability.

  • Topics: Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Disability Disclosure
September 2015 522 Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Curtis Pride PSA

Major League Baseball‘s rich legacy of inclusion is acknowledged in this Public Service Announcement featuring former Major-League player Curtis Pride, who was born deaf.

  • Topics: Inspiration, Employment, Deafness, Recreation and Sports
  • Duration: 1 min
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August 2015 89 Inspiration, Employment, Deafness, Recreation and Sports

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
View - Preparing Minnesota Students for Career and Postsecondary Opportunities
June 2015 139 Transition Planning, Career Development, Preparing for Employment, Webinar

Dao Xiong on Advice to Asian-American Parents

Dao Xiong shares advice for other Asian-American families who have youth with disabilities.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Community Supports, Family Support, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Dao Xiong on Advice to Asian-American Parents
April 2015 109 Asian-American Parents, Intellectual Disability, Community Supports, Family Support, Preparing for Employment Voices of Experience

Meet Brandon Ziemke

Meet Brandon Ziemke, a college student, employee and young man with an intellectual disability. Brandon talks about overcoming obstacles, the impact of caring adults in his life, and his hopes and dreams for the future.

View - Meet Brandon Ziemke
March 2015 607 Employment, Postsecondary Education, High Expectations, Perseverance Voices of Experience

Rachel Magario on Postsecondary Education

Rachel Magario discusses success in postsecondary education.

  • Part of the Voices of Experience Series
  • Topics: Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Rachel Magario on Postsecondary Education
March 2015 153 Postsecondary Education, Employment, Self-Advocacy, High Expectations Voices of Experience

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 283 American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Career Development, Employment, Postsecondary Education, Transition Planning

Supported Employment

This video highlights supported employment employees who found work positions created at a veterinary clinic with assistance from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

  • Topics: Employment, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Supported Employment
February 2015 686 Employment, Adult Services, Vocational Rehabilitation

Customized Employment

This video features Sean and his customized employment experience at Barnes and Noble. It showcases how a customized employment experience can be beneficial to both the business and to the individual with a disability.

  • Topics: Employment, Finding Strengths
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Customized Employment
December 2014 1386 Employment, Finding Strengths

Larry Clay’s Success Story

This video highlights the successful transition to employment of Larry Clay, a young man with autism. With the support of his family, school, state vocational rehabilitation plan, and Social Security's Ticket to Work program, Larry has left his SSI cash benefits behind, is working full-time, and feels great about himself and his job.

  • Topics: Autism, Employment, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives
  • Duration: 8 min
View - Larry Clay’s Success Story
October 2014 5513 Autism, Employment, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

Who I Am — PSA

The new “Who I Am” PSA features nine real people with disabilities. Rather than be defined by disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles — which includes working in jobs they love.

  • Topics: Employment, PSA, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, For Employers
  • Duration: 1 min
View - Who I Am — PSA
October 2014 806 Employment, PSA, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, For Employers

Ballroom Dancer is Inspired to Keep Moving: Megan Riggs’ Story Part 2, Building a Future

In February 2013, after two successful years on the job at a biomedical research firm, Megan Riggs was once again out of work when her department closed. Her disability persisted, but the positive byproducts of the Ticket program stayed with her. With support from the Ticket to Work program, Megan had a smooth transition back to receiving SSDI benefits and went on to start her own business providing specialty fitness classes to senior citizens.

  • Topics: Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Ballroom Dancer is Inspired to Keep Moving: Megan Riggs’ Story Part 2, Building a Future
July 2014 1579 Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration

All students and their families benefit from collaboration — teamwork, group effort, and cooperation — between family, school, and others as they make the transition to adult life. Students with disabilities often require extra collaboration and support to achieve their employment, educational, and independent living goals, sometimes for their entire lives. This 2012 webinar for parents of youth with disabilities explores how to use the concept of collaboration to ensure their son or daughter’s transition to adulthood is as smooth as possible. Originally developed for Minnesota families, most content is relevant to families residing in other states as well. Presenters: Carolyn Anderson, PACER Center | Barb Ziemke, PACER Center | Sean Roy, PACER Center.

  • Topics: Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support
  • Duration: 57 min
View - Making a Smooth Transition from High School to Adult Living: Successful Collaboration
March 2014 456 Webinar, Transition Planning, Collaboration, Adult Services, Connecting Youth, Vocational Rehabilitation, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Transportation, County Services, Independent Living, Employment, Health, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Postsecondary Education, Family Support

Matthew Success Story

Youth with disabilities discuss how the decisions to disclose their disabilities have affected them at school, at work, and in social situations.

  • Topics: Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination, Intellectual Disability
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Matthew Success Story
March 2014 318 Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination, Intellectual Disability

Wilson Family: Holding High Expectations

Youth with disabilities discuss how the decisions to disclose their disabilities have affected them at school, at work, and in social situations.

  • Topics: Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Duration: 3 min
View - Wilson Family: Holding High Expectations
March 2014 378 Employment, Family Support, High Expectations, Intellectual Disability, Transition, Vocational Rehabilitation

Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services

It won't be long until you are out of high school and on to post-secondary education or work. The time to prepare for that big step forward is now. In this short Simply Said video, you’ll learn how your local Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) counselor can help you be successful at school, at work, and in the community. All you need to do is ask!

  • Part of the Simply Said Series
  • Topics: Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education
  • Duration: 4 min
View - Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services
February 2014 3260 Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Supports, Postsecondary Education Simply Said

Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work

This video provides an easy-to-understand overview of the Ticket to Work video program. If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and working, or thinking about working, this program may be a good resource for you. Watch Ben’s journey and learn more about how Social Security’s Ticket to Work can help SSI recipients achieve greater financial independence by providing access to free employment support services.

  • Topics: Work Incentives, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
View - Meet Ben! An Introduction to Ticket to Work
November 2013 24728 Work Incentives, Benefit Programs and Supports, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Employment

Because — PSA

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort convened by the U. S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. The "Because" PSA reflects ODEP's priorities to increase expectations of youth with disabilities, their parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors, as well as future employers about what persons with disabilities can achieve in their careers.

  • Topics: Employment, Inspiration, PSA
  • Duration: 1 min
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January 2013 24168 Employment, Inspiration, PSA

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 37379 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 9418 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 30840 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 18673 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 31851 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 18087 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 34287 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
View - Dude, Where’s My Transition Plan?
October 2012 2137 Career Development, Transition Planning, Preparing for Employment, Self-Awareness

411 Disability Disclosure

Youth with disabilities discuss how the decisions to disclose their disabilities have affected them at school, at work, and in social situations.

  • Topics: Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination
  • Duration: 4 min
View - 411 Disability Disclosure
September 2012 3659 Disclosure, Employment, Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, Self-Determination

Autism Stories: Adults on the Spectrum

Mike works every Thursday as the DJ at a radio station in New York. Mike talks about how working at the radio station makes him feel important and it gives him a sense of purpose.

  • Topics: Autism, Employment, Accommodations
  • Duration: 1 min
View - Autism Stories: Adults on the Spectrum
July 2012 55564 Autism, Employment, Accommodations

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
View - How Anthony’s Beehive Got Started — CNN
May 2012 320 Employment, Entrepreneur, Self-Determination, Family Support, Career Development

Ballroom Dancer is Inspired to Keep Moving: Megan Riggs’ Story Part 1, Finding the Right Tools

This video tells the story of the successful return to work of Megan Riggs, a young woman with a mental health disability. When Megan was unable to work in 2008, she began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI allowed her to focus on getting the treatment she needed. When she was feeling better, wanted to go back to work, and received the help she needed from the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Wowrk program.

  • Topics: Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives
  • Duration: 6 min
View - Ballroom Dancer is Inspired to Keep Moving: Megan Riggs’ Story Part 1, Finding the Right Tools
October 2011 14504 Employment, Mental Health, SSI, Transition Planning, Work Incentives

Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Jack’s Jobs

This video produced by Minnesota high school students mixes an informational interview on vocational rehabilitation with comic relief provided by the high school’s mascot, the Lumber Jack. Several students showcase how Vocational Rehabilitation Services helped them with college and careers after high school.

  • Topics: Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Produced, Employment, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 5 min
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December 2010 2585 Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth Produced, Employment, Preparing for Employment

Workforce Centers: The Work Force Is With You!

High school students interview and explore the services available to them at their local Workforce Center.

  • Topics: American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Youth Produced, Employment, Preparing for Employment
  • Duration: 7 min
View - Workforce Centers: The Work Force Is With You!
December 2010 911 American Job Centers (Workforce Centers), Youth Produced, Employment, Preparing for Employment

I Can — PSA

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

  • Topics: Employment, For Employers, Finding Strengths, PSA
  • Duration: 1 min
View - I Can — PSA
September 2009 73120 Employment, For Employers, Finding Strengths, PSA