Resources for More Information

Government Acts and Rights at Work

  • For information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please visit
  • For information on the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), please visit
  • For information on the State Offices of Protection and Advocacy for those with disabilities, please visit the Administration for Community Living (ACL) website at
  • For inquiries about your rights at work, please visit the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, at
  • For information on the United States Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), and to locate multiple resources for people in the workforce with disabilities, please visit
  • For information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which helps Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, to attain high-quality jobs and careers, please visit
  • For information about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), please visit
  • For information about the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), a federal law that sets minimum standards for most pension and health plans, please visit
  • For the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), please visit

Job Training and Employment Assistance

  • Your local Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offers services to people who need to reassess the type of work they are able to do if they need to change jobs due to disability. To find an office near you, please search online for “Office of Vocational Rehabilitation” followed by your state’s abbreviation.
  • For local career counseling services, please visit the National Career Development Association (NCDA) at and type in your zip code for a list of counselors in your area. (Please note that career counseling services can vary in price, so individuals may first try to check with the vocational rehabilitation office to see if they qualify for services directly, usually at no cost.)
  • Employment support services for Social Security Disability beneficiaries who want to work may be found at
  • To access a blog with tips for people with disabilities looking to find long-term employment if receiving Social Security Disability benefits and are ready to work, please visit
  • To learn about resources for staying in the workforce, please visit the Job Accommodation Network at
  • A state listing for the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) on Disability Inclusion may be found at
  • For information about CareerOneStop, a source sponsored by the United States Department of Labor for career exploration, training, and jobs, please visit (Selecting “skills matcher,” under “toolkit,” is one of the many helpful options available.)
  • For tools to assist with job searching, from resumes and cover letters to interview advice and job alerts, please visit LiveCareer at
  • The O*NET Program, found at, is a source of occupational information and includes a database with descriptors on approximately 1,000 occupations.
  • For disability-friendly job search sites, individuals may go to:
  • For the Center for Independent Living offices, please visit

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