The Internet has many resources related to rehabilitation issues and the employment of individuals with disabilities. While it's difficult to keep track of them all, RSA is committed to providing links to federally-owned servers and sites run by organizations funded by the federal government, as well as other valuable rehabilitation-related locations. Provided here are disability-related and employment-related resources and links that we hope you will find useful.
- Federal Government Employment Resources
- State and Local Government Employment Resources
- Other Resources
Additionally, the Technical Assistance unit of the State Monitoring and Program Improvement Division (SMPID) of RSA has developed or enhanced the following resources
- Fiscal Resources
- Performance of the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program
- Resources for the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grants program
- Transition Services and Employment Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities
(June 24, 2014)
Federal Government Employment Resources
Links to disability-related and employment-related resources maintained or funded by the federal government are listed below.
Disability.gov is an award-winning federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. With just a few clicks, visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
USA.gov is the first-ever government Web site to provide the public with easy, one-stop access to all online U.S. federal government resources.
- ETA – disAbility Online
DOL/ETA (Employment & Training Administration) Disability Online a guide to state-by-state resources.
- Office of Disability Employment Policy
Congress approved a new Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) n the Department of Labor. This office replaces the former President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. The mission of ODEP is to bring a heightened and permanent long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities. This will be achieved through policy analysis, technical assistance and development of best practices, as well as outreach, education, constituent services and promoting ODEP's mission among employers.
- Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is not a job placement service, but an international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Keep Up To Date On WIA Related Operating Systems
Information on Workforce Investment Act (WIA)-Related Operating Systems.
- Social Security Online
Social Security Administration Disability Information.
- Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work is a voluntary program that offers SSA disability beneficiaries greater choice in obtaining the support and services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals. If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability or blindness and would like to work or increase your current earnings, this program can help you get vocational rehabilitation, training, job referrals and other ongoing support and services to do so.
- USA Jobs Online
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Site for current federal job openings.
- People With Disabilities in the Federal Government
The People with Disabilities web page at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Provides assistance for finding a federal career. OPM built this site to educate and inform human resources professionals, employees, managers and individuals with disabilities.
State and Local Government Employment Resources
Links to disability-related and employment-related resources maintained or funded by state and local governments are listed below.
- Vocational Rehabilitation offices
A listing of State Vocational Rehabilitation offices is available on the Other Useful Contacts tab.
Links to disability-related and employment-related resources maintained or funded by private groups or organizations are listed below.
- "A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities"
Blueprint for Governors. A 2013 report by the National Governors Association (NGA).
Assistivetech.net is an online information resource providing up-to-date, thorough information on assistive technologies, adaptive environments and community resources.
- Careers & Technology Information Bank (CTIB)
The American Foundation for the Blind's CTIB is a database of information based on interviews with 2,000 blind or visually impaired people about their jobs and the technology they use.
- Guide to Substance Abuse & Disability Resources
An online resource of information on research and training materials relating to substance abuse and disability.
- Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI)
The primary purpose of IRI is to develop publications for use in training and technical assistance for vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors, consumers, administrators, and other partners in the VR process. IRI publications provide a unique perspective on emerging issues in vocational rehabilitation as both the topics and the content are developed by practitioners.
- Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
RESNA provides information and technical assistance to the 56 Assistive Technology Act state grantees. These grantees work to reduce barriers to the availability, acquisition, and use of assistive technology devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities.