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Youth in Transition Toolkit:



Advocacy and supports

Accommodations and assistive technology

Will the youth need accommodations or assistive technology to be successful at work?

A job accommodation is an adjustment to a job or work environment that makes it possible for a person with a disability to perform their job duties. Accommodations and assistive technology may include specialized equipment, modifications to the work environment, or adjustments to work schedules or responsibilities.

  • Awareness: Understand available employment accommodations (including assistive technology) in the work environment.
  • Exploration: Identify personal accommodations (including assistive technology) needed for employment.
  • Preparation: Practice applying employment accommodations (including assistive technology) at home, school and in the community.
  • Implementation: Use needed accommodations (including assistive technology) successfully on the job.

Instruction in self-advocacy

LEARN: Develop your knowledge

Learn how to support youth in exploring accommodations and assistive technology.

Review job accommodation basics from the Learning Disabilities Association of America and the Job Accommodation Network.

DO: Work with youth

Find resources to help youth explore accommodations and assistive technology.

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