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Resources for People with Disabilities

Look below for a useful list of disability and job-related resources. Click on the headings for more information, and visit one of our WorkSource Oregon centers. We have knowledgable staff and services that are dedicated to help Oregonians find their next or better job. Come see us today! WorkSource Oregon Center Locations

Disability.gov - Employment

Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services at the federal, state and local level. Find answers to questions about everything from employment to social security, to affordable and accessible housing. This link will direct you to the employment section featuring information on subjects like: career planning, finding a job, working with a disability and employment supports, self employment and small business ownership, employer resources and workforce professional resources.

AskEarn.org

This quick reference provides jobseekers with disabilities contacts for local vocational rehabilitation organizations, information on work incentive programs, federal hiring opportunities and more. Resources for veterans with disabilities are also available.

Social Security Ticket to Work Program

Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is free, voluntary and available to most people who receive social security disability insurance or supplemental security income benefits due to disability or blindness. Visit this site to obtain your ticket to receive employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services necessary to achieve your work goals.


U.S. Department of Labor - Workplace Flexibility Toolkit

Resources here provide information on flexible workplace arrangements for employees. Find topics such as: how to propose to employers that working remotely is a good value, remaining productive in a flexbile workplace, benefits for employees that telecommute and types of flexibility offered to employees across the economic spectrum. A specialized toolkit from the Office of Disability Employment provides information on the return to work process.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network provides free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accomodations and disability employment issues. This site provides information and contact with consultants to help people with disabilities enhance their employability and show employers the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. Assistance is available on the phone or through live chat online.


Access Careers

This site provides information for individuals with disabilities on increasing access to careers, including students preparing for future employment.

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label offers job seekers a network and digital hub that provides information, tools and resources to aid in their job search so they can find meaningful employment in their chosen field. This site features a jobs feed that allows users to search and apply for jobs with companies that are actively seeking to hire them. The site also includes a widely read blog and e-newsletter, as well as social media channels for proactive discussion among job seekers.

JobAccess.org

The Job Access site provides a place where people with disabilities can seek employment, confident that they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience. The site also includes a résumé builder, where users can build and post a professional looking résumé.


Diversity World Disclosure Resources

For many job seekers with disabilities, the issue of disclosure (if, when and how to alert an employer to their disability) is a major area of concern. Find disclosure resources through this site.

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities (PDF)

This workbook helps young people think about and practice disclosing their disability. This resource helps youth make informed decisions about disclosing their disability; decisions that will affect their educational, employment and social lives.

Job Seeking Skills for People with Disabilities - California State University Northridge Career Center

This online handbook can be used for service providers or for individuals with disabilities to use on their own. Inside you will find an overview of the career planning process, along with useful considerations for job applicants with disabilities.

National Business & Disability Council

This site provides a full range of services to assist corporations in successfully integrating people with disabilities into the workplace. This site also provides job seekers with some useful skill building webcasts (direct links below), career events, internship opportunities and more.

Resume Writing

Disclosure

An Elevator Pitch

Networking


Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology

This University of Washington program promotes the success of individuals with disabilities through the use of computer and networking technologies.

Self Employment Technical Resource & Training

This site from the Office of Disability Employment Policy provides self-employment development for individuals with disabilities. START-UP/USA provides technical assistance and shares resources nationally to those interested in pursuing self-employment.

Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Oregon's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) is a statewide resource for people with disabilities and is a part of the Oregon Department of Human Services. OVRS assists individuals with disabilities in getting and keeping a job that matches their skills, interests and abilities. Visit this site to find an OVRS office, learn about services, use job search tools, get information on internships and learn about your rights and responsibilities.

Office of Developmental Disability Services - Employment Support

Employment Support is a service that assists an individual to get, learn and keep a paid job/career in an integrated work setting where most of your co-workers are persons without disabilities.

Seniors & People with Disabilities - Employed Persons with Disabilities

Loss of Medicaid coverage (including personal attendant services) has been identified as a major barrier for people with a disability who want to go to work. The EPD program is a Medicaid program designed to help people who have disabilities go to work while maintaining their Medicaid coverage.

Oregon Commission for the Blind

The Oregon Commission for the Blind assists Oregonians who are blind or visually impaired in making informed choices and decisions to achieve full inclusion and integration in society through employment, independent living, and social self–sufficiency.

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provides information and referral source on deafness and hearing loss issues; training on deaf awareness and sensitivity; how to communicate with those with hearing loss; Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; and effective communications coordination.

The Brain Injury Association of Oregon

This nonprofit organization works to create a better future for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families through prevention, research, education and advocacy.

Work Incentives Network (WIN)

WIN is a free benefits and work incentives planning service provided by six Oregon Centers for Independent Living to people with disability benefits who want to work.

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