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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>.
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Title Annotation:Publications
Publication:Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2007
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