For inquiries about your rights at work, please visit the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, at www.justice.gov/crt
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 www.dol.gov/odep
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 www.doleta.gov/wioa
For the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), please visit www.nela.org
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 www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/consumer_find 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 www.choosework.ssa.gov.
For information about CareerOneStop, a source sponsored by the United States Department of Labor for career exploration, training, and jobs, please visit www.careeronestop.org (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 www.livecareer.com
The O*NET Program, found at www.onetonline.org, 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: