Books and Videos


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 

The ADHD Guide to Career Success, Kathleen G Nadeau 

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 

You Mean I’m Not Crazy, Lazy or Stupid?? The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults w/ Attention Deficit Disorder) – Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo 

A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD Sari Solden, Michelle Frank 

Scattered. How ADHD originates and what you can do about it. Gabor Mate 

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies. Yvona Fast, 2004



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 

  • This whole channel has some really informative, and well put together as well as engaging videos on time management, organization and self-care, amongst other topics 


updated August 18, 2022