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Office Publications 

Below is a partial listing of publications and resources available in most Region 13 offices.  Many are general guides to job searching or career exploration and some are specific for people with disabilities.

Call or visit a regional office for complete listing. Many publications are free and can be mailed to the public.

Southwest IowaWorks - Free brochure listing services for job seekers and businesses. Updated in Spring 2003.

The Job Hunting Handbook  

Surviving a Layoff or Downsizing

How to Choose a Career  A Guide to Self Assessment

Disability and Job Finding  - The right Job is Accessible!

On the Job with a Disability- It's just the Beginning

Talking to Employers -When your Past is less that Perfect 

30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee - A Guide to Success in the Workplace 

When the Paycheck Stops or is Gone Before You Get It - An AFL-CIO Survival Guide to Unemployment, American Federation of Labor.

In Demand - 15 Reasons to Choose an IT Career, The AIM Institute Guidebook for IT Success.

The Immigration Resource Referral Guide - Hiring and Working with New Iowans, Iowa Department of Economic Development, 2001.

Use Words with Dignity - Disability Solutions that Work- Brochures, Division of Persons with Disabilities, Iowa Department of Human Rights.

Resource Guides

Access for All - A Resource Manual for meeting the needs of One-Stop Customers with Disabilities, Institute for Community Inclusion, Children's Hospital Boston and the University of Massachusetts Boston Internet:

High School/High Tech Program Guide - An implementation Guide for High school/High Tech Program Coordinators - Promoting Careers in Science and Technology for High School Students with Disabilities, U. S. Department of Education, Internet:

Disability Rights Guide for Iowans - Client Assistance Program, Division of Persons with Disabilities, Iowa Department of Human Rights Internet:

The Americans with Disabilities Act - Employer/Employee Rights and Responsibilities - A guide for Iowans, Division of Persons with Disabilities, Iowa Department of Human Rights

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Guide for Small Towns, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section.

The ADA Guidebook - A practical guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act for small towns and rural counties, The National Center for Small Communities, Washington, D.C.

IWCC Disability Services Handbook - Office of Disability Services, Policy Handbook - 2002-2003, Iowa Western Community College. 

Videotapes/Compact Disks

The Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities, Program Development Associates, Cicero, NY

Exploring Nontraditional Occupations for Women - Is this Job For You?, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Human Rights.

When Can You Start? - Real Employers tell Young People what They Look For When Hiring, JIST Works, Inc, Indianapolis, IN  46202

Faith-Based Community Organizations Outreach Materials - CD-ROM

ADA Technical Assistance CD-ROM


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