Impact Feature Issue on Employment and Women With Disabilities

Employment, Women, Diversity and Disabilities (sidebar)

  • The Rural Institute on Disability . On the Web site of this center at the University of Montana, Missoula, are a range of resources related to rural employment and people with disabilities, including Native American business development resources, self-employment resources, information on SSI and self-employment, and strategies for involving people with disabilities in rural economic development.
  • From Marginalized the Maximized Opportunities for Diverse Youth with Disabilities.  By A. Trainor, L. Lindstrom, M. Simon-Burroughs, J. Martin, & A. McCray Sorrells. Published in Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 31(56), 2008. In this position paper the authors argue for educators, researchers, and policymakers to attend to social, political, economic, educational, and cultural contexts in developing effective interventions and improving post-school outcomes for diverse youths with disabilities.
  • National Technical Assistance Center on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities . The goal of this national center is to increase employment opportunities for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with disabilities. Toward that end its Web site includes extensive resources especially of use to educators, vocational rehabilitation services providers, transition services personnel, and employers. Among the resources are an online curriculum titled Introduction to Disability/Rehabilitation with Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, and a DVD titled Abilities at Work, which tells the compelling stories of four Asian and Pacific Islander women and men with disabilities who are successfully employed.