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EMP 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success

EMP 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success:

This module describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual  and developmental disabilities.  The second part of the module discusses three additional variables related to successful  transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators and other professionals in Kentucky in putting these predictor variables into practice.

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Work Early, Work Often video series

Work Early, Work Often video series [link]

Highlights the importance of work and work-based experiences, particularly for young adults with disabilities.

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Understanding Volunteering

Understanding Volunteering [link]

Describes the benefits of using volunteering as work experiences for youth with disabilities.

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EEOC—The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability

EEOC—The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability [link]

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. This booklet explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination. This part of the law is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State and local civil rights enforcement agencies that work with the Commission.”

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EEOC: Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers

US EEOC: Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers [link]

“The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and telecommunications.

Fair, swift, and effective enforcement of this landmark civil rights legislation is a high priority of the Federal Government. This booklet is designed to provide answers to some of the most often asked questions about the ADA.”

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US Department of Labor—Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts

US Department of Labor—Employers and the ADA: Myths and Facts [link]

“Being inclusive of people with disabilities — in recruitment, retention, promotion, and in providing an accessible environment — gives businesses a competitive edge. Below are some of the common myths about how the ADA affects employers and research and facts that negate them.”

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Kentucky Employment Files Video Series

Kentucky Employment Files Video Series [link]

The Kentucky Employment files are developed and produced through a partnership with the Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Human Development Institute, University of Kentucky.

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Transition Goals and Activities for Inclusive Postsecondary Programs

Transition Goals and Activities for Inclusive Postsecondary Programs [link]

“This table provides several goals and related activities that can be used in a transition IEP to support students in developing skills that will help prepare them for inclusive postsecondary education.”

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Meet Brandon Ziemke video

Meet Brandon Ziemke [link]

In the Meet Brandon Ziemke video, 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.