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NYC: ATWORK

NYC: ATWORK is an initiative to build partnerships and expand coalitions by connecting people with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed to meaningful, living wage jobs across the five boroughs. This initiative focuses on creating a centralized pipeline of talented candidates including transitioning youth, college students and graduates and recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services.

Adult Career & Continuing Educaton Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation program (ACCES-VR), which helps individuals with disabilities find and maintain employment through a range of vocational and independent living services.

Social Security Administration Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. The Ticket program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.

The ADA: Your Employment Rights as an Individual With a Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment against a qualified individual with a disability. The ADA also outlaws discrimination against individuals with disabilities in State and local government services, public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. This booklet explains the part of the ADA that prohibits job discrimination. This part of the law is enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and State and local civil rights enforcement agencies that work with the Commission.

Tips for Applicants with Disabilities Applying for Federal Jobs

The Federal Government is the nation’s largest employer and hires people in many different fields, from accounting to public affairs, health care to law enforcement, engineering to agriculture, and everything in between. Pursuing federal employment and contributing to the lives of all Americans can be personally and professionally rewarding. As a federal employee, you and your family will also have access to a range of benefits available to those who choose federal service

Disability and Employment Community

This site is an online resource destination for the American Job Center network, people with disabilities, and employers. In addition, this is a resource for all key stakeholders who partner with the workforce system to provide services and programs to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

CareerOneStop

Disability resources and information to support your successful employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

Veterans may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans and Service members in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)

COSD’s mission is to assist you, a college student or a recent graduate with a disability, in gaining the tools and knowledge necessary to secure the career of your choice.

Business Programs and Resources for Entrepreneurs or Graduates with a Disability

Rider University Online  guide that offers listings of  specific business ideas that easily cater to people with disabilities as well as financial aid resources and links to other organizations and websites with a similar mission.

Disaboom

Lists a number of scholarships for people with disabilities, ranging from financial aid for students with learning disabilities to scholarships for disabled veterans to grants for students with vision loss, hearing loss, and mobility impairments, among others.

The Disability Care Center

The Disability Care Center awards annual scholarships to students who are attending college institutions that have a debilitating condition, support the disabled, or plan on making a difference in the disabled community.

Career Guide for People With Disabilities

This guide discusses what you need to know about navigating the pathway to employment as an individual with a disability.

Jobs For People with Physical Disabilities: Finding Accessible Work and Career Options

Informative article explaining how to fight possible discrimination, and how to request professional accommodations to make working easier, or even possible. We also looked into some of the most popular and accommodating jobs for people with physical disabilities, and provide tips on how to find a job, along with resume and interview tips. If all else fails or they just need additional support, there is also a short list of helpful organizations that they can go to.

Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities Guide

Information Network to learn about navigating the path to employment as a person with a disability, and find how to evaluate an employer’s standards of accessibility, accommodation and acceptance in order to find the right career fit.

International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

This page is devoted to resources for disabled students in need of financial aid. 

Career Guide for Disabled Students

Works specifically to help individuals with disabilities find their perfect job.

College Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

List of resources for people with disabilities including Support, Advocacy and Assistive Technology to Facilitate the Transition to Higher Education

Scholarships and Resources for Students with Disabilities

STEPS  guide to find funding, advocacy organizations, networking opportunities, and other support that make paying for and getting through college easier.

Think College

A project of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston, funded in part by an AIDD Project of National Significance grant, dedicated to providing information about college options for people with disabilities.

Ramp Less Traveled

Ramp Less Traveled provides scholarships and mentoring opportunities to assist those who have sustained spinal cord injuries in the pursuit of higher education. They pair scholarship recipients with experienced mentors who help guide students and their parents along the path to college success.

List of College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students With Disabilities

Essay on Time guide that provides greater insight into most popular scholarships and Other Tuition Assistance for students with disabilities.

Ability Jobs

ABILITY seeks to enable those with disabilities to find employment fit to their unique needs and professional goals.

Job Accommodation Network.

JAN Factsheet on Understanding the ADA, Knowing Your Rights & Finding Disability Resources.

Employees’ Practical Guide to Requesting and Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations

The Employees’ Practical Guide to Requesting and Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act is a summary of some of the most frequent issues that employees have regarding accommodations and the ADA and JAN’s practical ideas for resolving them.

Additional College scholarships

Through the Looking Glass list of scholarships for people with disabilities.

Apps for Students With Learning Disabilities: Organization and Study

Apps for students with learning disabilities often have trouble with study skills like getting and staying organized—a crucial executive function skill.

The Fully Accessible Guide to Paying for College for Students with Disabilities

This guide, designed to work with assistive technology, can help find these resources. Aspiring students with disabilities can use our table of contents to find the best scholarships for them. At the bottom of the page, we also list some tips on how to get federal and private aid.

Which US Campuses are the Most Disability-Friendly?

A guide about the most disability-friendly colleges and universities

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