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Employment Stories: People with Disabilities

Hear from individuals as they tell their inspiring stories of their path to employment.

APSE Employment First Video

Great video…It highlights individual’s inspiring and passionate stories.

California State Council on Developmental Disabilities Video: Community Reflections

People with developmental disabilities share their experiences and views about opportunities to work in their communities at the 2009 New Day Conference. Everybody Can Work was created in partnership with Eastern Los Angeles regional Center. Cary Griffin is a leading employment expert to discover how people with disabilities can achieve successful employment.

Ben: My Transition Story

The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities presents "My Transition Story." In this video, we follow Ben Fleischman on his journey as he transitions from high school to the workforce. Ben likes to help people. He recently graduated from West High School in Madison, Wisconsin, and as a member of his community, Ben volunteers at a local library and at a nursing home.

Let's Get to Work: James from Holmen High School

Short video showing a high school student working at American Family Insurance. The video illustrates how an individual with disabilities who does not verbally communicate is able to be a productive member at work.

Careers & Making a Living

Careers and Making a Living by Pathways to Independence. This video illustrates many examples of customized employment.

Job Creation | Real People, Real Jobs

Stories from the front line: The Real People, Real Jobs website offers success stories about individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD) getting and keeping jobs in their communities.

"I Can"

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.

What Can You Do?

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.

Mary Kate

Uploaded by ICIMAC on 2014-12-08.

Madison Wisconsin Family - Work Stories - Wisconsin Promise

Challenges and Goals: In the Madison area, a youth with autism was seeking a job in the field of computer repair and graphic designer.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Family - Work Stories - Wisconsin Promise

Challenges and Goals: In the Milwaukee area, Craig, an 18 year old with a learning disability, is personable, polite, helpful, and kind.  He likes working with his hands, learning new things, carpentry, and mechanics.

Northeast Wisconsin Family - Work Stories - Wisconsin Promise

Choices and Opportunities: She worked with a job developer, who partnered with her to find an 8 week paid work experience as a baker’s assistance.  This work experience provided information on her work tolerance related to her congenital heart disease and now they are exploring additional opportunities together.