Employment Checklist for Students with Disabilities

When approaching the job search phase, it is essential to ensure that students are acquainted with a variety of job search-related activities/experiences. The Employment Readiness Checklist for Students with Disabilities Exiting High Schools is a self-assessment tool that can be used to determine the status of employment readiness. It can also serve as a guide for further employment preparation when used to identify the experiences that have been developed as well as those yet to be completed. 

Employment Readiness Checklist for Students with Disabilities Exiting High School

Read each statement and respond with "yes" or "no."

Planning My Future

My Job Search Skills

My Disability

My Job Keeping Skills

My References

The Work Maturity Training Record (pdf) is another helpful employment-related assessment. This assessment focused on 22 work maturity skills that are applicable to all employment settings and includes a 1 to 5 rating system on skills such as the following:

This assessment is available in a Technical Assistance Paper (TAP), Non-Paid Community Based Vocational Education (CBVE) Programs, published by the Florida Department of Education. Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services (2005 p. 35).


Brooke, V.A., Revell, G., & Wehman, P. (2009). Quality indicators for competitive employment outcomes.Teaching Exceptional Children, 41, 4, 58-66.

Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education Student Services. (2005). Non-Paid Community-Based Vocational Education (CBVE) Programs: Technical Assistance Paper 12698. Retrieved from http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7571/urlt/0086208-y2006-2.pdf

Wehmen. P. Revell, W. G. & Brooke, V. (2003). Competitive employment: Has it become the "first choice" yet? Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 14(3). Retrieved from http://www.worksupport.com/ documents/proed_competitiveemployment.pdf

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