NCSET Essential Tools: In Their Own Words - Employer Perspectives on Youth with Disabilities in the Workplace


A resource guide designed to help educators, transition specialists, workforce development professionals, family members, and youth to understand employers' needs, circumstances, and perspectives as they establish work-based learning experiences. This publication, part of the "Essential Tools" series, features the experiences of employers in their own words. Eleven employers from various fields write about how they became involved in providing work experiences for youth with disabilities, what made it work, and what they recommend to individuals and organizations representing youth.

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September 2004 
Resource Guide 
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Transition planning
  • Specific life stage
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Employment and postsecondary education
    • Career preparation
    • Work-based learning