National Links

Tap into a wealth of national information and resources below. These organizations, agencies, and projects are all dedicated to improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

Access to Integrated Employment (AIE) Project

For the past 25 years, Access to Integrated Employment has described trends in day and employment services and outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and explored the factors that contribute to employment outcomes at an individual, employment support practice, service provider, and state policy level.

Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)

APSE is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Business Sense (Office of Disability Employment Policy)

Business Sense (operated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy at the Department of Labor) is a ready resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs related to disability employment.

Career OneStop

Career OneStop is the pathway to career success with tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the Department of Labor.

Career Pathways: Catalog of Toolkits

Career Pathways: Catalog of Toolkits is an online directory of free resources available for planning a Career Pathways initiative. Toolkits were selected for this Catalog because they provide clear action steps for starting a Career Pathways initiative and help different sectors – education, workforce, human services, industry, and policy – learn to communicate with each other about their resources and priorities.

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) sets the standard for quality rehabilitation counseling services through its certification program.

Computer and Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP)

This online training from the Computer and Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) provides information about reasonable accommodations in the workplace. You’ll learn about different types of accommodations and assistive technologies that can help people with a broad range of disabilities perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Disability Equality Index Top Scoring Companies

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) brings together AAPD, the nation’s largest disability rights organization, and the USBLN, the leading national business-to-business network, to collectively advance the inclusion of people with disabilities. They recently released their list of top scoring companies from 2014.

Disability.gov’s Guide to Employment

This webpage brings together many resources helpful to people with disabilities on employment.

Disability.gov’s Guide to Self-Employment & Starting a Small Business

This webpage brings together many resources helpful to people with disabilities who are interested in starting a small business. It is a set of links to web pages on Disability.gov, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and other sources.

Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), working with other DOL and federal agencies, created a non-exhaustive directory of groups and organizations that are available to provide assistance with training, recruiting, and hiring veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)

This website provides resources to help employers recruit, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities.

Getting Hired

This website helps people with disabilities find meaningful employment. It also helps companies recruit people with disabilities who are ready to work.

Job Accommodation Network

JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

JobTIPS

JobTIPS Student online program offers real world examples and assistance to teens and adults transitioning to the workplace.

Knowledge Translation for Employment Research Center (KTER)

The KTER Center strives to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities using knowledge translation to ensure that disability-oriented employment research is effectively implemented.

LEAD Center

The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce, and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.

National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth

The National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth serves as a national youth-led information, training, and resource center. 

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)

NARIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the main federal agency that supports applied research, training, and development to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.

National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making

The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making provides information on the Right to Make Choices–the right we all have to make decisions and direct our own lives.

National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)

The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center focused on research-based transition practices.

Partnerships in Employment

Partnerships in Employment is a national transition systems change project whose purpose is to identify, develop, and promote policies and practices to improve transition, post-secondary and competitive employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Project Search

The Project Search High School Transition program is a unique, business-led, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace.

Real People, Real Jobs: Stories From the Frontline

This site highlights the employment successes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are working in paid jobs in their community.

Self-Employment Assistance Center

The Self-Employment Assistance Center is designed to encourage and support unemployed workers in creating their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.

Smart Hire

The Think Beyond the Label jobs portal Smart Hire provides comprehensive access to qualified job candidates with disabilities and public resources to enable employers to more effectively find and recruit the talent they need.

Social Security Administration: SSDI-Only Employment Supports

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides information on work incentives for SSDI recipients

Social Security Administration: SSI-Only Employment Supports

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides information on work incentives for SSI recipients

Start Up USA

Start Up USA provides technical assistance and disseminates resources nationally to individuals interested in pursuing self-employment.

State Data

The Institute for Community Conclusion collects data from state intellectual and developmental disability agencies, the vocational rehabilitation system, and community organizations in order to describe trends in day and employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

State Employment Leadership Network

SELN brings together state developmental disability agencies for sharing, educating and providing guidance on practices and policies around employment to its members.

Talent Acquisition Portal

The Talent Acquisition Portal® (TAP) is led by the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation and The National Employment Team (NET) in partnership with disABLEDperson, Inc. TAP is an online system which includes both a national talent pool of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) candidates looking for employment and a job posting system for businesses looking to hire individuals with disabilities.

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a public-private partnership that delivers information, outreach, and resources to businesses, job seekers, and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Think Work

Think Work is home to research, training, and outreach activities that promote employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Ticket to Work (Social Security Administration)

The Ticket to Work program (run by the Social Security Administration) supports career development for beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) who want to work.

TurboTax: Tax Tips for the Legally Disabled

TurboTax provides an overview of provisions in the tax code that can ease the tax burden on people with disabilities and an explanation of taxes as they relate to Social Security benefits, disability insurance payments, and employer-paid disability benefits.

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)

The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is a national non-profit that helps businesses drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of disability, race, color, religion, sex, age, or genetic information.

WRP.Jobs

Private-sector employers can use WRP.jobs, a no-cost online job board, to find pre-screened college students and recent graduates with disabilities looking for internships and permanent positions.

Youth on the Move

Youth on the Move is designed to provide information, strategies, and resources to transition navigators-teachers, counselors, family members, and community providers.

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