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 of 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 the 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.

By Youth, For Youth: Employment

This brief cover finding and keeping a job and provides information on supports such as vocational rehabilitation and transportation.

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.

Helping Youth Develop Soft Skills for Job Success

Discusses the importance of soft skills and offers specific strategies families can use to help their child develop skills for employment success

Executive Function Skills at Work

Explores executive function skills that impact job tasks and how technology can help 

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.”.

Handheld Technology Supports

Discusses how smartphones can be used to support work skills 

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.