Whether it is preparing a resume or requesting an accommodation, it is important to know where you can find additional information to help you with the employment process. Below please find a list of resources on employment that we hope will be helpful in preparing for your next step!
Adjusting to New Situations
This resource provides information about learning the skills for an individual with Autism to cope with new situations. The strategies discussed in this resource can assist you to adjust to new situations.
Supporting New Habits
This resource provides information about techniques or strategies to use to support new habits. Employment seeking can be a new habit for someone and this resource provides strategies on how to cope.
Building a Relationship of Mutual Respect - Infographic and Prezi Link
This resource provides information on building trust and speaking to the people you support based on mutual respect. This is an important resource for an individual with autism while they are job seeking.
Getting Feedback at Work
This Infographic provides tips to help you handle getting feedback at work. It was developed by ASERT for #ASDNext.
This resource provides information about workplace relationships. It provides suggestions on how to develop and navigate different types of workplace relationships.
Employment Resources for People with Disabilities
This resource provides a list of employment resources for Pennsylvanians with disabilities. It was provided by the Public Interest Law Center to assist you with your employment search.
OVR Referral Process for Employment-Related Services
This bundle of resources from the office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is used to update guidance requirements. The resource provides a list of definitions, referral process for employment and ID-Referral Resource Accounts.
OVR Early Reach Program
Early Outreach is an initiative intended to promote successful outcomes for youth with disabilities. The inititative Increasing awareness of OVR services and the benefits of early career planning.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR): Rehabilitation Services Handbook
This guide is prepared by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. It explains how Vocational Rehabilitation Services work.
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation: Jobs for All Initiative
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation provides a pamphlet about the Jobs for All Initiative. It provides opportunities for qualified OVR youth customers, age 25 and under, to enter into employment.
Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Job Gateway)
The Commonwealth Workforce Development System website links businesses and individuals to Pennsylvania's workforce development and independent living services. The Job Gateway website allows you to search as a job seeker, employer and service provider.
What to Know About Bank Accounts
This resource, developed by ASERT for #ASDNext, provides basic information about bank accounts. It gives an individual basic knowledge when they start earning money from employment to interact with banks.
How to Create a Resume
This resource, developed by ASERT for #ASDNext, provides information what a resume is and how to create one.
Applying for a Job
This resource was developed by ASERT for ASDNext and provides tips and suggestions to prepare for the job application process.
Ten Tips for a Successful Job Interview
This video, developed by ASERT for ASDNext, highlights ten tips for having a successful job interview. Watch the video to learn tips on how you can have a successful job interview.
Job Skills: Getting Ready for Work
This one-page guide from PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education, describes skills for youth that lead to success in the workplace. Learning and practicing job skills helps youth with disabilities to be successful at finding and maintaining employment.