Employment

General

2017 Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities - The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), of the U.S. Department of Education (Department), 2017 publication, A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. 

 

Division on Career Development and Transition - The mission of DCDT is to promote national and international efforts to improve the quality of and access to, career/vocational and transition services, increase the participation of education in career development and transition goals and to influence policies affecting career development and transition services for persons with disabilities.

 

Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) - resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, retain and advance qualified employees with disabilities. It is a service of the Employer T/A Center, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.

 

Got Transition – Transition Quick Guide: Take Charge of Planning and Managing your Own Health and Career Goals -  Because the ability to manage one’s health and wellness is critical to going to school, learning, and transitioning into employment, planning your health and career goals goes hand in hand. The first step to making your career dream a reality is taking care of your health. This checklist provides information and resources about health insurance coverage, self-care, health care transition, decision-making, and career planning and management.

 

Job Accommodations Network - JAN is one of several services provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available for both the employee and the employer. JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. 

 

Michigan Rehabilitation ServicesMichigan is home to approximately 1.3 million individuals with disabilities. Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) works with eligible customers and employers to achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. We work in partnership with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain competitive employment, including exploring the possibilities of self-employment or owning a small business. Employment services to individuals with disabilities are provided in all 83 Michigan counties.

 

My Life Without Limits -United Cerebral Palsy This site offers a wide varied of news and resources as well as a forum for connecting people with a range of disabilities to ask questions and share information.

 

Navigating the Road to WorkThe National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability is a resource for information about employment and youth with disabilities.

 

nTIDE Jobs Report - As a result of the regulations of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the efforts of the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID), workers with disabilities are transitioning to new opportunities for better paying jobs.  A number of initiatives are successfully facilitating the transitions, which has attracted the interest of private philanthropic organizations.

 

Quick Guide: Preparing Students for Competitive Integrated Employment - Competitive Integrated Employment, real work for real pay in a job that aligns the post-school employment goals of the student, is the gold standard of transition outcomes for students with disabilities. This is a desired transition outcome for all youth who choose to work, regardless of disability or needed accommodations or support. Competitive integrated employment is a realistic and desirable expectation for all youth.

 

What Can You Do? Campaign for Disability Employment  - The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that seek to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace as well as the dividend to be realized by fully including people with disabilities at work.

 

Workforce Recruitment Program - recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

 

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center - The WINTAC is a national center funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide technical assistance (TA) to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies and related rehabilitation professionals to help them develop the skills and processes needed to meet the requirements of WIOA.

 

Employment Policy and Laws

ADA National Network -  the ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Our services are tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.

 

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)  – ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor. This website offers information and resources about how this national policy supports individuals with disabilities into the workforce. a national policy that  ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce.

 

Policy Works – Partners in Employment and Disabilities - U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), ePolicyWorks is a Web-based approach to policymaking that engages citizens and stakeholders in new and innovative ways. The initiative leverages the latest technology to address barriers to employment for people with disabilities and fosters real-time collaboration and communication around key issues.

 

Social Security Red Book - Summary Guide to Employment Supports for Persons With Disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs.

 

Ticket to Work - Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program is a Federal program designed to provide Social Security disability beneficiaries the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter and maintain employment. The goal of the program is to reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate dependence on cash benefit programs.