Employment Resources

Work Incentive Seminar Events (WISE)

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) online webinar.

It’s Employment

Self-paced, online training modules designed to help staff and related partners improve employment services and outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities who receive VR services.

WIOA, Career Pathways, and Pre-Employment Transition Services

This Career Pathways training provides a brief overview of career pathways and pre-employment transition services as outlined in WIOA.

Funding Assistive Technology Series — Work, Assistive Technology and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Outlines the Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s obligation to fund AT to support employment preparation.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit 

Guide for advocates working with students and families to facilitate the involvement of state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies. 

Getting and Keeping a First Job

Competitive employment is the key of a successful transition to adult living for youth with disabilities. 

Vocational Rehabilitation): Young Adults Guide

Explains how young adults with mental health conditions can take advantage of the VR services 

Disability Disclosure

This blog discusses reasons why you may need to disclose your disability 

Job Coaching Training Guide

This training resource provides school personnel with information on how to provide Community Based Employment Education to students.

Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services

This video teaches individuals how their local Vocational Rehabilitation Services counselor can help them be successful at school, at work, and in the community.

Employment Page from PACER

8 videos feature individuals’ stories in addition to professionals’ advice on topics including Employment Supports, VR Services, Disability Disclosure, etc.

Get the Job … Keep the Job!

This video provides an overview of the right and wrong ways to apply for a job, give an interview; and how to request reasonable accommodations

Essential Skills to Getting a Job: What Young People with Disabilities Need to Know

This in-depth survey of 461 business leaders finds that younger workers frequently lack “soft” skills, which include: professionalism or work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration skills, and critical thinking or problem-solving skills.

Pre-employment Transition Services

Focuses on The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that requires vocational rehabilitation agencies to set aside funds to provide “pre-employment transition services” to “Students with Disabilities who are eligible or potentially eligible for VR services.”.

Workplace Accommodation Toolkit

Provides employers with tools needed to create a more disability-inclusive and compliant workplace. 

#ApprenticeshipWorks Video Series

This video series features apprentices with and without disabilities (Recruits) and their apprenticeship sponsors (Sponsors) in high-growth industries like information technology, healthcare, and marine engineering. These apprentices and their sponsors show how #ApprenticeshipWorks for them and how it can work for other job seekers and businesses across the country.

Careers in the Arts Toolkit

Resources that would prove effective for people with disabilities pursuing education, training, and employment opportunities across all arts and culture disciplines

Ticket to Work-Keeping Benefits

Helps Social Security beneficiaries go to work and become financially independent, while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid.

Telecommuting Technology and Tips

This page of resources is part of CPIR’s Coronavirus Suite of information. The page identifies resources for telecommuting during COVID-19, technology platforms you can use for virtual meetings, and other tech tips. Technology equipment and skills are a gigantic variable among people and communities, so many of us need all the guidance we can get!

#Competitive Integrated #Employment

This 65-page tool kit, produced by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition, breaks it down for schools, employers, parents, and students.

#JobAccommodation Network (JAN)

Learn more about accommodations based on your role.

#SmallBusiness Help From SCORE

SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation.

Born for Business – #Disability #Entrepreneurship Toolkit

Check out materials, advice and guides for jobseekers with disabilities ready to become self-employed, launch a new enterprise, or develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Words to know

is a tool that defines vocabulary used in transition.  Important terms are defined and examples are given.  Users can search for transition terminology either through the “find” command or the alphabetical table of contents.

Es una herramienta que define el vocabulario utilizado en transición. Se definen términos importantes y se dan ejemplos. Los usuarios pueden buscar terminología de transición mediante el comando “buscar” o la tabla de contenido alfabética.

Working While Disabled in the Age of COVID and other Pandemics

is a guide to help people with disabilities find, get, and keep a job.  This guide discusses remote working options as well as health and safety tips for on-site work.

Es una guía para ayudar a las personas con discapacidades a encontrar, conseguir y mantener un trabajo. Esta guía analiza las opciones de trabajo remoto, así como consejos de salud y seguridad en el lugar de trabajo.

Top Ten Ways to Change the Outcomes (Video)

This short 3-minute video produced by the Center for Transition Innovations in Virginia, offers ten quick tips on helping students reach their employment goals.

Transition Assessment Process

A guide for developing postsecondary goals and transition services.

#Pre-Employment Transition Services (Video)

Explains WIOA, Pre-ETS, eligibility, Pre-ETS and VR, enhance a student’s transition planning.

Resources for #Job Seekers & Employees

The Campaign for Disability Employment Resources for job seekers and employees with disabilities

SSA Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program provides Social Security disability beneficiaries who want to work with access to free employment support services via Ticket to Work service providers.