People with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed represent a significant potential contribution to the workforce. The WDC emphasizes the importance of accessible and customized services to these individuals.

We have developed particular expertise in the area of hidden disabilities, such as learning disabilities. Our staff has trained other workforce areas across the country in recognizing and addressing these issues.

Identification and Screening

Practitioners need informal measures for determining whether or not a person may have difficulty learning.

  • Screening Criteria. This document offers criteria for developing a screening process.

  • WA State Learning Needs Screening Tool

  • Formal Diagnosis

  • Accommodations

Training Resources

  • National Institute for Literacy: Learning to Achieve

Order the WDC’s training videos on learning disabilities:

Learning from the Source

Eight people with learning disabilities are profiled in this video from the WDC.

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Background, Assessment and Legal Guidance

These two videos help train professionals to recognize learning disabilities and improve services to people who have them.

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