Links to Job Related Resources

  • 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.
  • BenePLAN – Helps people with disabilities to understand how working can affect SSI, SSDI and other public benefits.
  • 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.
  • Customized Employment – Allows employers and people with disabilities to work together to meet the needs of both. It may include job sharing and job modifications.
  • disABLEDperson.com – An online job board for people with disabilities.
  • eSight Careers Network – eSight Careers Network® provides online info and help for job seekers, career counselors, job developers and employers about what works best for many disability employment issues.
  • Federal Employment of People with Disabilities – U.S. Office of Personnel Management provides info about finding and applying for jobs with the Federal Government.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Job Accommodation Network – 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.
  • JobAccess and ABILITY Jobs – Is the first and largest employment website for job seekers with disabilities. People can post resumes, view jobs and connect with employers.
  • Jobs Without Limits – A free job board for job seekers with disabilities to connect with employers in Massachusetts.
  • Massachusetts Association for Persons in Supported Employment – 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
  • Massachusetts Employment and Disability Snapshot Report, 2000-2005 – This report is intended to provide people with disabilities, advocates, policymakers, researchers, and other interested parties an overview of the state and trends in employment of people with disabilities.
  • Monster.com: What’s Reasonable Accommodation? – Info about working with employers to provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
  • National Center on Secondary Education and Transition – Info on employment supports and accommodations for youths with disabilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Project HIRED – Offers job placement, training and employment services to people with disabilities. Direct placement can be done through referrals to the AbilityOne program.
  • Publications related to Job Search/Career Advancement – 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.
  • Real People, Real Jobs – 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.
  • SBA.Gov: Business Resources for Disabled People – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has info about self-employment and starting a small business. It has info for people with disabilities.
  • SBA.Gov: Employing People with Disabilities – U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has info on the Americans with Disabilities Act, hiring people with disabilities, worksite accommodations, Federal tax incentives and Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Social Security Administration – SSA’s The Red Book is a guide to work incentives and employment supports under SSDI and SSI programs.
  • 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.
  • Work Without Limits – Work Without Limits is a network of employers and partners who work to increase employment for people with disabilities in Massachusetts.
  • Working While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits – 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.
  • Your Next Star – Campaign to open the eyes of employers in Massachusetts to the power of people with Down syndrome in the workforce.