Resources for finding and keeping a job.
MassHire Job Quest – The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) lists thousands of jobs; links to TORQ, a tool that can people learn how to transfer their skills to other jobs; and links to one-stop career centers.
MassCareers – Find your future Commonwealth job.
Federal Disability Employment – The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement.
disABLEDperson.com – A premier Job Board for People with Disabilities since 2002. “We boast over 250,000 active USA jobs with hundreds and even thousands of new jobs posted every day.” Jobs are listed by state, city, location.
Mass.gov: Finding a Job – List of job boards and other employment resources.
Employment First Massachusetts – This site supports the implementation of the Blueprint for Success: Employing Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Massachusetts.
Rewarding Work – Rewarding Work has up-to-date information on thousands of experienced people who are ready to work for you as a care provider.
Work Without Limits – Work Without Limits offers a number of opportunities for job seekers to connect with employers that are committed to including people with disabilities in their workplaces.
What Can You Do? – The Campaign for Disability Employment in Massachusetts works to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities and recognize the value and talent they offer.
Business.Gov: Small Business Resources – Resources that help disabled people start, grow and manage a small business.
USA.Gov: Job Help for People with Disabilities – Info on: “Americans with Disabilities Act, Hiring People with Disabilities, Worksite Accommodations, Federal Tax Incentives, Vocational Rehabilitation”
Choose Work – Social Security’s Ticket to Work program offers people with disabilities a shot at gaining financial independence by allowing more choices in employment-related support services, and access to meaningful work.
GettingHired.com – GettingHired works to bridge the gap between job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire. A blog allows people to read and share experiences with both employers and others with disabilities.
Federal Government Disabilitity Employment – U.S. Office of Personnel Management provides info about finding and applying for jobs with the Federal Government.
LandAjob – LandAjob helps working Americans with disabilities get cash reimbursements for work expenses of up to $13,000 over 3-5 years.
National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. (NTI) – NTI has three divisions: The Staffing Connection, LandAjob and NTI@Home. Each works with people with disabilities to find employment both at home and in the community.
Think Work – This site shows the employment successes of people with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) who are working in paid jobs in their communities. Looks at areas like career planning, job matching, on the job supports, job creation and networking.
GLADNET – Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) is a worldwide group which promotes disability policy and program change with a focus on integrated training and employment options for working age people with disabilities.
Massachusetts Association for Persons in Supported Employment (MA APSE) – MA APSE works to improve and expand supported employment in Massachusetts to allow people with disabilities to work in the community with non-disabled workers.
Publications Related to Job Search/Career Advancement – Institute for Community Inclusion has over 40 articles from the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) about work related issues and disabilities including autism spectrum disorder, networking skills, career planning, job search and filling out a winning PASS Plan. Some articles are in Spanish.
Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) Program – SSI program that helps people with disabilities return to work. PASS lets a disabled person set aside money and/or things he or she owns to pay for items or services needed to reach a specific work goal.
Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefit – The Social Security Administration (SSA) has special rules called ‘work incentives’ that help you keep your cash benefits and Medicare while you test your ability to work.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) – ODEP develops policies and practices that increase the number and quality of job opportunities for people with disabilities. Includes areas like current disability employment statistics, accessible technology, diversity, flexible work arrangements and more.
Monster.com: What’s Reasonable Accommodation? – Info about working with employers to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment – If you are seeking a job or are new to the workforce, look at the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. This law is to prevent discrimination and help people with disabilities participate fully in all parts of society.
Job Accomodation Network (JAN) – JAN provides free consulting services for people with physical or intellectual disabilities that affect employment. JAN does not directly help people find jobs but can provide info for job seekers including accommodations by disability.
This disability originates before the age of 18 and encompasses a wide range of conditions, types, and levels. Intellectual disability is caused by factors that can be physical, genetic, and/or social.
Job coaches are individuals who specialize in assisting individuals with disabilities to learn and accurately carry out job duties. Job coaches provide one-on-one training tailored to the needs of the employee.
Learning disabilities refer to a number of disorders that may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information.
The brain can incur several different types of injuries depending on the type, amount, and position of force impacting the head. The impact may affect one functional area of the brain, several areas, or all areas of the brain.
Approximately one in four adults experience a mental health impairment.
Department of Labor Disability Resources – People with disabilities need good jobs too, and several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) agencies assist people with disabilities in seeking meaningful work and succeeding once on the job.
Project HIRED – Offers job placement, training and employment services to people with disabilities. Direct placement can be done through referrals to the AbilityOne program.
abilityJOBS – Finding Employment for People with Disabilities. Working with Companies, Government and Non-Profits to Employ People with Disabilities.
Employer Resources: The National Organization on Disability – The National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then scales these up into initiatives with even broader impact.
Social Security Administration – SSA’s The Red Book is a guide to work incentives and employment supports under SSDI and SSI programs.
NLTS2 Data Brief – Employment patterns of youths with disabilities.