PepNet2

Pepnet2 (pn2) is a national collaboration of  professionals with expertise in a broad array of content areas and  a variety of environments, including research, technology, personnel development, media production, and technical assistance who work in support of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities.

Resources include:

  • Live, one-on-one assistance in a variety of communication modes,
  • In-person and online training,
  • Materials that are downloadable, printable or available as hard copies

Pepnet2 also offers:

  • Technical Assistance to improve educational, programmatic, and vocational accessibility.
  • Professional Development
  • Research and Evidence Synthesis
  • Leadership Coordination

For more specifics about what is offered, check out the About Us website section.

A GREAT resource to peruse is the Online Notetaker Training! This is a self-guided training which defines the role of the notetaker, provides notetaking strategies, and information on hearing loss for students are deaf or hard of hearing. 

 


COSD – Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

You have a disability. 

Your resumé does not.

 

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities provides great resources for both employers and students! There’s a ton of info within this site, but here are the two main sections I focused on:

Full Access – networking and education summit uniting students and graduates with disabilities.

Career Gateway – COSD’s mission is to help corporate America find those graduates, and vice versa.

Here’s the Log In link for both students and employers.


Friendship Circle

After a week of NO internet, I’m back! Whew…was having withdrawals!

A friend shared this blog with me and it’s definitely worth a read! The Friendship Circle blog “provides a space to receive great resources, read and share opinions, and stay up to date on the latest trends and news in the special needs community. You’ll hear from parents, special educators, therapists, advocates, and those with special needs themselves. Whether you come to learn, share, or give your own opinion join us…. You are among friends.”

This blog, in particular, has great information when considering chores as preparation for employment!  10 Benefits of Chores For Your Child With Special Needs


Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

With Sandy upon us, I thought it might be wise to share information on Emergency Preparedness for people with disabilities.

Disability.gov has links to both State and National emergency preparedness information.

A booklet was developed by the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco to provide emergency preparedness tips for people with a variety of disabilities. The general nature of this document is  meant to start the conversation regarding personal preparedness planning. Each tip sheet begins with a checklist which you can use as you complete the major activities described, based upon your personal needs. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 

The Red Cross also provides information for People with Disabilities.

Here’s a GREAT cell phone tip: Add entries in your cell phone address book under the label ICE (In Case of Emergency) with the names and phone numbers of people that should be called in case of an accident or injury. Simply put the acronym ICE before the names you want to designate as key contacts *and* to make them top of the list.


COAT

COAT advocates for accessibility and usability of technology for people with disabilities. COAT’s overall aim is to ensure accessibility, usability, and affordability of all broadband, wireless, and Internet technologies for people with disabilities.

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Disability Mentoring Day

 Held the 3rd Wednesday of October, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) connects students and job seekers with disabilities to employers.

Start planning NOW to host a DMD 2013!

 


Disclosure

In Disclosure Decisions to Get the Job, individuals are guided through things to consider prior to choosing to disclose or not to disclose. Identifying the three steps to disclosure provides a very helpful process to assist in decision making. 

1. Determine NEED for Disclosure

2. Decide WHEN to Disclose

3. Choose HOW to Disclose

Read the full PDF to see all the tips, strategies and examples.