The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities
The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities is designed for youth and adults working with them to learn about disability disclosure. This workbook helps young people make informed
decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and understand how that decision may impact their education, employment, and social lives. Based on the premise that disclosure is a very personal decision, the Workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability.
The workbook does not tell a young person what to do. Rather, it helps them make informed decisions about disclosing their disability, decisions that will affect their educational, employment, and social lives.
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Each of the eight units and the accompanying activities and appendices can be separately downloaded below in PDF or MS Word. Also available individually are the cover letter and introduction, and the disclosure glossary.
Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction, Suggestions for Use
View cover & table of contents in PDF (7 pages) or view cover & table of contents in MS Word (4 pages)
Unit 1: Self-Determination…the BIG Picture
Activities: "Just what do you know about yourself and your disability?," "Self-Determined Short-Term Goals"
View unit 1 in PDF (8 pages) or view unit 1 in MS Word (8 pages)
Unit 2: Disclosure… what is it and why is it so important?
Activity: Describe your disability-related needs, and your abilities and skills
View unit 2 in PDF (4 pages) or view unit 2 in MS Word (4 pages)
Unit 3: Weighing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Disclosure
Activities: "Discuss Scenarios," "Famous People Matching"
View unit 3 in PDF (8 pages) or view unit 3 in MS Word (8 pages)
Unit 4: Rights and Responsibilities Under the Law
Activities: "Defining Your Disability," "Recognizing Discrimination," "Small Group Poster Activity," "Identifying Adult Service Providers & Eligibility Criteria"
Appendices: "Basic Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act," "Summary of Legislation"
View unit 4 in PDF (18 pages) or view unit 4 in MS Word (17 pages)
Unit 5: Accommodations
Activities: "The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)," "Situations and Solutions at School and at Work"
View unit 5 in PDF (8 pages) or view unit 5 in MS Word (6 pages)
Unit 6: Postsecondary Disclosure…Why, When, What, to Whom, and How?
Activities: "Course for Disclosure Examples," "Exploring Disability Support Services," "My Practice Script"
View unit 6 in PDF (12 pages) or view unit 6 in MS Word (12 pages)
Unit 7: Disclosure on the Job…Why, When, What, to Whom, and How?
Activities: "Course for Disclosure Examples," "My Practice Script," "Visit your local One-Stop Career Center,"
View unit 7 in PDF (16 pages) or view unit 7 in MS Word (13 pages)
Unit 8: Disclosure in Social and Community Setting…Why, When, What, to Whom, and How?
Activities: "Course for Disclosure Examples," "My Practice Script"
View unit 8 in PDF (12 pages) or view unit 8 in MS Word (9 pages)
View the disclosure glossary in PDF (4 pages) or view the disclosure glossary in MS Word (4 pages)
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