Books and Videos

Selected Books and Publications



Job Search Handbook for People With Disabilities: A Complete Career Planning and Job Search Guide, 3rd Ed - Daniel J. Ryan

Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities -  Cary Griffin M.A. , David Hammis , Beth Keeton and Molly Sullivan

Students with Disabilities Employment Support

A panel of students and employers speaking about employment issues held at York University in 2013

York University Student and Employer Panel

Giving People with Disabilities an Employment Edge

On Oct. 22, 2014, Essex MPP Taras Natyshak sponsored a press conference which highlighted hear how agencies around the provinces are combatting this issue and how you can be instrumental in delivering our message on promoting the hiring of persons with disabilities. Natyshak was joined by an esteem panel who are passionately decided to giving people with disabilities an employment edge. Kevin McShan speaks about his own experience with cerebral palsy and his employment journey. On a broader level, McShan and panelists talk about the importance for employers to recognize the benefits to hiring a person with a disability. This is a very inspirational piece and great for individuals in need of a reminder regarding their unique strengths. Giving People with Disabilities an Employment Edge

Employees with Disabilities: Employee Rights In The Workplace

Toronto employment lawyer Marty Rabinovitch talks about employees with disabilities and their rights in the workplace Workplace Rights

Long Career Paths: Personal Insights on Employment and Disability

This is a discussion in Alberta from 2014 amongst varying career professionals that examines their own obstacles and successes. Francine Berube, an office coordinator; Bill Brandon, a management consultant; Shauna Helm, an accountant; and Terri Robson, a teacher and public speaker, share their experiences discovering and moving forward on their career paths. Moderated by Carrie Anton, reporter for AMI-TV Personal Insights on Employment and Disability

Empowering People with Disabilities - Debra Ruh on The Empowerment Show FULL EPISODE

From YouTube: “Debra Ruh people with disabilities worldwide advocate and author of Finding Your Voice in Social Media and Uncovering Hidden Human Capital joins The Empowerment Show for a dynamic discussion of perspectives, prejudice, opportunity, and new way of business. Debra discusses her daughter Sara's triumph over the negative projections of her future, and how she became an inspiration behind a for profit business supporting online accessibility for the disabled. Debra and Sara now speak around the world educating on the capabilities of those with disabilities and how governments and businesses can empower this often forgotten yet important part of our community.”

Empowering People with Disabilities - Debra Ruh    


AMI TV is a Canadian, English-language, digital cable specialty channel owned by the non-profit organization Accessible Media. AMI-tv broadcasts a selection of general entertainment programming with accommodations for those who are visually or hearing impaired, consisting of described video on the primary audio track and closed captioning available across all of its programming. The channel also broadcasts original series on accessibility- and disability-related topics (including, since 2012, the Paralympic Games, an offshoot of the Olympic movement for athletes with a disability).


Autism Spectrum

How to Find Work that Works with People with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Gail Hawkins

Asperger's From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger's Syndrome  - Michael John Carley

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's  - John Elder Robison

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome  - Jed Baker

Different, Not Less: Ultimate Success Stories from People with Autism and Asperger's - Temple Grandin  

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism  -  Temple Grandin & Kate Duffy

Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference - Joyce Davidson (Editor), Michael Orsini (Editor)


Learning Disabilities

The Power of Dyslexic Thinking: How a Learning (Dis)Ability Shaped Six Successful Careers - Robert W. Langston  

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain -  Brock L. Eide and Fernette Eide

Adult ADHD: How to Overcome Common Challenges, Remain Incredibly Happy, and Have a Fulfilled Relationship and Career  -  Ruby Reiter  

Dealing with Dyscalculia: Sum Hope 2 - Steve Chin  

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD -  Russell A. Barkley

Your Life Can Be Better, Using Strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD - Douglas A. Puryear



Self-Esteem and Adjusting With Blindness: The Process of Responding to Life's Demands - Dean W. Tuttle & Naomi R. Tuttle

The Blind Visionary: Practical Lessons for Meeting Challenges on the Way to a More Fulfilling Life and Career - Doug Eadie & Virginia Jacko

Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential and Achieve the Success You Want -  Patricia Walsh

The Passionate Lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People  - by Karen Putz


Mental Health Disabilities

CMHA Steps to Employment

A publication of CMHA outlining the process of employment planning and job search for those with mental health concerns. Steps to Employment. A Workbook for those who have experiences mental health problems.

Mental Illness at Work: A manager's guide to identifying, managing and preventing psychological problems in the workplace - Adrian Furnham, Mary-Clare Race

CMHA Hangin’ In There

Brochure published by CMHA detailing various strategies for individuals living and working with mental health difficulties. Hangin' In There


Practical Videos


TED Talks