Fact sheets on employment and youths with disabilities.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued three new fact
sheets on employment and youths with disabilities. The first, Advising
Youth with Disabilities on Disclosure: Tips for Service Providers, is
intended for professionals who provide occupational skills training and
job readiness training. It offers information on how to help young
people decide if they should share information about their disabilities
with prospective employers or institutions of higher learning.
Disclosure is, by law, a personal decision that individuals with
disabilities must make for themselves. The second, The Why, When, What,
and How of Disclosure in an Academic Setting, After High School,
explores the complex decision of what to do after high school for youth
with disabilities, who are, according to DOL, less likely to start
postsecondary education than are their peers without disabilities. The
third, Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace: Why, When, What, and How,
covers the topic of disclosure of disability for job seekers who are
disabled, including those with visual impairments. Print copies of the
fact sheets are available for free download from the web site of
DOL' s Office of Disability Employment Policy:
<www.dol.gov/odep/current/current.htm>. For more information,
contact: Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of
Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington,
DC 20210; phone: <866-633-7365>.