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Self-Advocacy in the Workplace

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It is common to feel uneasy about entering the workforce when you have a reading disability. Knowing where to turn when you need information or support can help. Learn more by visiting these websites. has a job center for youth with disabilities and a government center on disability rights.

The PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment has a learning center with information for youth on employment.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, confidential technical assistance about job accommodations and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Campaign for Disability Employment, has a section that provides resources and information for job seekers and employees. provides technical assistance and information on Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which protects the employment rights of people with disabilities.

This fact sheet by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission gives information on disability discrimination.

Lime Connect represents the largest network of high-potential university students and professionals who have disabilities in the world.

Parent Center Hub. If you are a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), it can be helpful for you and your IEP team to plan for the transition to post-secondary education or the workforce early. Learn more about IDEA transition services requirements

Suggested Citation

National Center on Improving Literacy (2022). Self-Advocacy for the Workforce. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from