ALISON— A Trove of 400 Free Online Job Training Courses

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ALISON—an Irish company with an uncatchy longer moniker: Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online—provides free online courses in job-friendly skills. Some are basic but essential—Fundamentals of Google Docs or Touch Type Training. Others are more specialized (Programming in Adobe Flash) and many could be useful for anybody, job seeking or not (Protect Yourself From Identity Theft).

ALISON focuses on the practical, culling free courses from a range of publishers that will upgrade anyone’s employment skills. The site has a million registered users across the globe and is adding 50,000 learners every month. Un- or under-employed people can get help planning their career path with a course that takes from 1-2 hours. The course includes an assessment and a discussion forum.


American Sign Language University

American Sign Language University (ASLU) is a sign language resource site for ASL students and teachers. Here you will find information and resources to help you  learn ASL and improve your signing.

Comprehensive sign language learning site complete with graphics and video lessons.


Autism Risk & Safety Management

Autism training and resources for law enforcement, emergency first responders, parents, educators, care providers, and the autism community.

Autism  recognition, response and risk management training sessions will help law  enforcement, fire-rescue and emergency medical response, and criminal/juvenile  justice professionals recognize the behavioral symptoms and characteristics of  a child or adult who has autism, learn basic response techniques, learn about  the high risks associated with autism, and will offer suggestions, options and  specialized tactics about how to address those risks, increase officer and  citizen safety, and avoid litigation. The training can be tailored to meet the  needs of local communities and agencies.


Disability Rights Law | self-paced course

Overview of Disability Rights Law
Welcome to a free, self-paced course on federal disability rights laws. The course will take approximately 90-120 minutes to complete. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Intended Audience

  • People with disabilities
  • Advocates for people with disabilities
  • Rehabilitation counselors
  • Social service providers
  • Anyone with an interest in disability rights laws\

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King County Metro Transit Instruction Program

The King County Metro program provides FREE transit training to individuals with disabilities. Individual and group training available.

Individual training consists of a transit instructor providing personalized assistance to show a senior or disabled individual how to travel one roundtrip.The group orientation includes a transit instructor briefing a class on the transit system and taking them on an escorted trip via the regular public bus.

Lift and ramp training allows mobility-challenged individuals to practice moving on/off the bus securement areas. Finally, the system orientation helps individuals read schedules and find their own routes to various destinations.

For more information:

Phone: (206) 749-4242

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Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform.

This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student.


Transition Planning Workshops – Arc of King County


Parent Training Coordinator for the Arc of King County.
Specializing in transition planning workshops.

Phone: (206) 364-4645 ext 8006.