Providing information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion (IPSII) for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Index of Videos

Topic: Employment

Richard and Donna: A Little Bit of Faith
From 1986: Vocational agencies need successful placements to survive, and employers need to meet their payrolls. Here's an example of a successful approach.

Promises to Keep
This 1980s-era video gives an overview of the S.S.I. Work Incentives program, which "can provide health care, cash benefits, and the deduction of some work expenses while a person with a disability works."

Marc Gold and Try Another Way
In the 1970s, Dr. Marc Gold developed and presented three-day-long workshops across North America on a systematic training approach he called Try Another Way.

EEOC v. Chuck E. Cheese
In 2012, attorney Laurie Vasichek gave an overview of an ADA violation in which an employee faced blatant discrimination based upon his intellectual disability.

Employee Culture
In 2012, attorney Shamus O'Meara shared his experiences working alongside adults with disabilities, and the benefits for all employees when an employer hires persons with disabilities.

Uniquely Qualified Workforce
In 2012, attorney Shamus O'Meara explained how people with disabilities are a part of a uniquely qualified workforce.

Explaining Title I of the ADA
In 2012, professor Stephen Befort gave a brief overview of the employment protections afforded under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Making Changes for Employment
In 2012, professor Stephen Befort said that by challenging stereotypes, as well as educating employers and service providers, more individuals with disabilities can enter the workforce.

The Jobs Challenge for People With Disabilities
This 2012 video describes how, despite proven abilities and performance, the unemployment rate among people with developmental disabilities is far higher than that experienced by the general population.

Judge Donovan Frank addressed issues vital to employment of people with disabilities
In 2007, Judge Donovan Frank addressed issues vital to employment of people with disabilities, including past abuses, workplace diversity, and the importance of treating people with dignity and respect.

Detroit Lakes News Story (1987)
A 1987 early supported employment pilot project, "Project Compete," provided job skills training for individuals with developmental disabilities onsite, at the employer's place of business

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