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Dale S. Brown

 

 

 

Dale Susan Brown works in Washington D.C. as an author, speaker, and strategic leadership consultant. Her most recent book, Steps to Independence for People with Learning Disabilities, was newly revised and updated in 2005 and published by Learning Disabilities Association of America.

 

She coauthored Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People who have Disabilities with Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? She has written three other books; Employment and People with Learning Disabilities, I Know I Can Climb the Mountain and Learning a Living A Guide to Planning Your Career and Finding a Job for People with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Dyslexia She has authored hundreds of articles on various aspects of employment, including five on the relationship between quality improvement and equality for people with disabilities. Her articles are available on the world wide web, particularly on:

  • LD Resources ( http://www.ldresources.com/   )
  • International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet ( http://www.icdri.org  )
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America ( http://www.ldanatl.org/  )
  • A publications list is available.

    She was a distinguished civil servant, working in disability policy for the United States Government, first for the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. She then moved to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor, where she served in the Office of Policy and Research. One key activity was leading a national effort to make Job Corps accessible to students with disabilities. She was known for her abilities to develop partnerships among agencies to produce policy change.

    She has spoken at over one thousand national, state, and local conferences and symposia regarding people with disabilities. Topics include employment, job accommodation, self-help, and other related issues.

    She has won numerous awards including the:

  • Voices Campaign Charmin Shoppes
  •  Secretary’s Professional Achievement Award, Department of Labor
  •  Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.
  •  Flemming Award for Excellence in Civil Service Administration, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.
  •  Individual Achievement Award, National Council on Communications Disorders.
  •  Margaret Rawson Award, National Institute of Dyslexia.
  • She has also written hundreds of articles, several of which she has shared with ICDRI. They include:

    Daring to Dream; Finding your purpose

    Empowerment Through Peer Counseling

    Dale S. Brown
    Author
    dale-brown@mindspring.com

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