Career Information Resources
The AgrAbility Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. The project links the Cooperative Extension Service at a land-grant university with a private nonprofit disability service organization to provide practical education and assistance that promotes independence in agricultural production and rural living.
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disability Act.
AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.
"Fighting audism through empowerment and education", Deaf Linx is the resource for information on deafness, deaf culture, American Sign Langauge (ASL) and all other related topics. Over 40 helpful links, including "Careers Working with the Deaf Community" and "Employment Assistance".
This complete list of links covers relevant topics including disability rights, technological accessibility, government organizations, support groups, and employment.
Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.
Disability.gov is a federal Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Visitors can find critical information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.
Creating Jobs for individuals, college students and veterans with disabilities
Provides employers with free consulting services and resources to support the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.
The Employment and Disability Institute (EDI; School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University
) advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through our projects, training, technical assistance, research and publications.
ForEmployers.com uses technology and flexible design strategies (or universal design) to bridge the needs of the business community and the employment needs of people with disabilities. The site provides straightforward solutions and information that address everyday human resource issues, especially as they relate to current or future employees with disabilities.
An online clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.
JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities.
is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.
The Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) is a national network of 10 regional DBTAC: ADA Centers that provide the most complete and experienced services for up-to-date information, referrals, resources, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, employers, government entities, and individuals with disabilities, as well as media and news reporters.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
Website provides information about benefits and services for Social Security recipients who want to re-enter the workforce. Separate sections offer a wealth of information for youth with disabilities, employers, beneficiaries, service providers, and advocates.
Applying for social security disability and SSI benefits, with or without an advocate can be difficult due to how long a claim may take and the high chance of being denied
The Special Education Guide provides helpful information on the challenges parents and teachers of children with special needs face - challenges such as understanding the early intervention process, establishing a parent-teacher partnership, and collaborating on an IEP.
A US federal agency empowered by Congress, particularly since the passage of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, to help enforce laws prohibiting discrimination in the workplace.
USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government.
It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information
VocRehab Inc. is a Career Information Service company with extensive experience in vocational rehabilitation, assessment, and evaluation.
The Department of Veterans Affair's Veterans Benefits Administration's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service is vested with delivering timely, effective vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Career Assessment Instruments
The best decisions and choices made by transitioning youth are based on sound information including appropriate assessments that focus on the talents, knowledge, skills, interests, values, and aptitudes of each individual. This guide serves as a resource for multiple audiences within the workforce development system. Youth service practitioners will find information on selecting career-related assessments, determining when to refer youth for additional assessment, and additional issues such as accommodations, legal issues, and ethical considerations.
Assessment...the process of collecting information that can be used in decision making, career-planning, and service plan development for a young person.
The Level 1 Career Assessment is: a structured process that takes place over a 2 year period starting in middle school (age 12); the review of existing student information to assess basic skills and determine a student's interests; the structured collection of information about the student's interests and abilities outside the school environment that allow the student and family to work with the school in the career decision making process
Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student's responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities.
Provides information to applicants with disabilities who seek approval of reasonable testing accommodations for the GRE, Praxis, SAT, TOEFL, etc.
What You Need to Know about IDEA 2004
, Response to Intervention (RTI): New Ways to Identify Specific Learning Disabilities
Professional Development Opportunities
CTAT provides ongoing training and technical assistance for Denver Options staff, service agencies, the larger state of Colorado, and around the country.
Learn more about this premiere conference for career development professionals.
This list of opportunities for professional development and continuing education provides detailed information for online, at-home, and national opportunities.
NCDA members may use these forms as a starting point when developing professional forms for use in all career development settings.
Read articles covering best practices, how-to details, career tips, and book reviews in NCDA's web magazine.
This guide is a comprehensive analysis of hiring employees with disabilities that includes information about how to find qualified workers with disabilities, how to put disability and employment research into practice and how to model what other businesses have done to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into the workforce.
This handbook for college students provides information about setting career goals and looking for work, including special considerations for job seekers with disabilities.
Is a journal of opinion and research in professional rehabilitation counseling and addresses the needs of individuals employed in a wide variety of work settings and with wide-ranging professional interests
The NCRTM is sponsored by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and hosted by Utah State University. We serve the profession of Vocational Rehabilitation as a centralized resource for the development, collection, dissemination, and utilization of training materials; as a forum for advancing knowledge through applied research and open dialog; and as a marketplace for career and staff development.
Providing disability and rehabilitation-oriented information through online publications, searchable databases, and timely reference and referral data.
Is a quarterly journal designed to bridge the gap between researchers, educators, and service providers.
Vistas is a collection of conference proceedings from past ACA, NCDA, and ACES Conferences. To view the publications, you must be an ACA member.
A long-standing, nonprofit association of professionals and interested persons promoting and participating in quality human service delivery to Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons.
The Career Development Specialists Network (CDSN) was founded in 1978 as a forum for professional Career Counselors to share knowledge and expertise about career development theory and practice.
An organization of rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who are concerned with improving the lives of people with disabilities
Is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities
Serves as an advisory body to the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and other federal agencies in the development of policies and administration of programs affecting the lives of persons with disabilities and impacting the national public program of vocational rehabilitation services
The Council on Rehabilitation Education - CORE accredits over 100 graduate programs in Rehabilitation Counselor Education (RCE) and promotes, through accreditation, the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by promoting and fostering continuing review and improvement of master's degree level RCE programs
Serves a diverse membership practicing in the fields of long-term disability management consulting, case management and managed care, forensics and expert testimony, life care planning, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting
Advocates for the rehabilitation needs of multicultural persons with disabilities; ensures the provision of quality and equitable services; and enhances the development of multicultural rehabilitation professionals
A professional organization dedicated to quality services for persons with disabilities through education and research
A member organization that promotes ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities
A longstanding independent professional association representing professionals in the field of rehabilitation counseling across a wide variety of work settings
VECAP is a nonprofit organization originally founded in 1967 to promote the professions and services of vocational evaluation and work adjustment.
National organization providing for the advancement of vocational rehabilitation and pre-vocational rehabilitation professionals in Canada.