An Individual with a Disability (job-driven resources)
The following are resources to support an individual with a disability to help move one’s job search and career forward.
DOL American Job Center Resources
- Occupation Profiles - Learning about different career profiles is a great place to start your career search. You can use this resource to learn about any occupation including what you might do on the job, how much you might earn, and how much education or training you might need.
- Strategies to Seek Employment – Whether your disability is visible or not, a recent change or long-term condition, your participation in the workforce is in demand. Link to resources and information to support your path to successful employment
Targeted Disability Groups
- Veterans with Disabilities – The DOL Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS) site provides information on employment resources and specialized services to America’s veterans and separating service members, including those with disabilities.
- Youth with Disabilities – The DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Youth site helps youth transition into the world of work by providing resources on development and leadership, individualized learning plans, and strategies to gain work experience.
- Schedule A Federal Hiring Authority - The USAJOBS resource on Federal Schedule A Hiring Authority is a recruitment tool to hiring individuals with disabilities in the Federal government.
- Your Ticket to Work - A Social Security Administration (SSA) resource focused on current disability beneficiaries to help them reach financial independence through the Ticket to Work program. The site includes success stories of individuals benefiting from the program.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Comprehensive listing of information, guidance, and training on the ADA from the ADA National Network.
- Disability Disclosure - Guidance and strategies from the Job Accommodation Network for disclosing a disability to an employer.
- Reasonable Accommodations - Guidance from the Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) on products, support services, and training against different disability types.
- Financial Stability Initiative - Adults and youth with disabilities can utilize a tax-advantaged savings account pending certain requirements. The link directs you to a 23-page brief from the LEAD Center that outlines the provisions of the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act and discusses its potential to impact financial self-sufficiency.