There are many resources available if you are interested in the possibility of employment in terms of getting a job or even opening your own business. Volunteering your time is an opportunity to open the door to a future paid job as well as giving back to the community.
Included below is a listing of the different agencies and supports that can assist you.
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Providers in every state that offer specialized services such as career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and job placement and training. Under this program, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues "Tickets to Work" to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.
Careers and Community for Talented People with Disabilities
Guidance for Jobseekers/Jobs Website
Federal Government's Official Jobs Site
Develops and implements workforce disability policy and program initiatives to address structural, programmatic, and systemic employment challenges of persons with disabilities.
A website that promotes jobs for people with disabilities and share information about economic incentives available to businesses that hire and retain employees with disabilities.
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
A website for people with a developmental disabilty and their support networks. It has information about many different topics.
A set of seven guides to help people with intellectual disabilities start their own business. They are written for people who live in the United Kingdom, and use easy-to-read language.
A guide and workbook for persons with disabilities who need ideas about ways to find a new job. It is also helpful for service providers who support persons to taking an active role in the job search process.
The Riot! Newsletter
Self- Employment Technical Assistance, Resources and Training
National Disability Institute's Washington Insider
The Campaign for Disability Employment
Help with writing a resume, what to put in a resume, and how it should look.
WISE are community events held by local organizations for beneficiaries to learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible, informal, learning opportunities. You can also attend a national online webinar. If you are interested in learning about the Ticket to Work Program or Work Incentives, you can attend a free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE).
JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. JobTIPS addresses the social and behavioral differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.
Download a resume that you can fill out using Microsoft Word on your computer.
If you are 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, then you qualify for the free Ticket to Work program to help you with career development and opportunities for Employment! The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services.
A new guide written by and for youth who want to know more about finding and keeping the right job. By Youth, for Youth: Employment discusses subjects such as: what makes a job right for each young person, job search and resume development, and how to interview for a job. The publication also addresses considerations specific to youth with disabilities who must consider disability disclosure in the workplace and how to request accommodations, if needed.
Provides services in RI with ORS, Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals, and Transitional Services to assist them in transitioning from school settings to adult services, and employment.