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Evaluating Your Agency and Its Services: A Checklist for Job Seekers with Disabilities

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It is important to evaluate employment services and decide if you are getting the results that you are looking for. You should have high expectations! If you are currently using an agency for help with employment, this checklist can help you make sure you are getting what you need.

Starting with Me: A Guide to Person-Centered Planning for Job Seekers

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A person-centered approach can help individuals with disabilities make satisfying job choices. This brief guides job seekers through a three-stage career development process that includes assessing their interests, researching the job market, and marketing themselves to potential employers.

Time Limits, Exemption, and Disclosure: TANF Caseworkers and Clients with Disabilities

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Findings show that welfare caseworkers experience unique challenges when supporting welfare recipients with disabilities, including time limit pressures and conflict over exemptions. The brief includes a resource list for caseworkers.

Self-Determination and Struggle in the Lives of Adolescents

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As students of all ability levels move into adulthood, they seek to define themselves and develop goals for the future. This study identifies four categories of students and offering targeted suggestions for support.

Moving On: Planning for the Future (Video)

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This video outlines a step-by-step process for transition planning.

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