This list contains many links to local and national organizations committed to assisting the disabled and their families. Many provided work opportunities and suggestions for how to find a job and employers that hire the disabled. Some are federal government departments, other are non-profit entities. While Homepreneurs has not contacted all websites, we have used several in the past and found value. As always, research is your best friend and a phone call or email to find out more is never a waste of time.
Job Resources for the Disabled
AbleData – “ABLEDATA provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources. Although ABLEDATA does not sell any products, we can help you locate the companies that do.”
DisabilityInfo.gov – “DisabilityInfo.gov is the federal government’s one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans, workforce professionals and many others.”
Ticket to Work Program – “The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work.”
DisABLEDPerson.com – “Our web portal is all inclusive as there are links for disabled people like you to such topics as learning disability, social security disability, the American with Disability Act, developmental disability, physical disability, emotional disability, mental disability, disabled veterans, disabled women and more.”
Diversity World – ” We are committed to reducing any barriers that prevent people from flourishing in their livelihoods.”
iCan Online – “Our focus is to build a trusted community that belongs to people with disabilities and reflects their collective voice. We are connecting ideas and resources that enhance our members’ lives.”
recruitABILITY – “recruitABILITY is totally free to both individuals and corporations. You can now do Resume Posting, Job Posting and Resume Search all FREE!”
Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (IBDE) – “The Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities (IBDE) Program provides an opportunity for adults with physical disabilities to enhance their work and employability skills in a self-paced and supported work and learning environment.”
The Small Business and Self-Employment Service – “The SBSES is a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy of the U.S. Department of Labor which provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.”
The Office of Disability Employment Policy – “The Office of Disability Employment Policy provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.”
Goodwill Industries International – “We are one of the world’s largest nonprofit providers of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages, such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.”
Employment Support Network – “Providing supports for better decision-making about employment options and policies affecting people with disabilities.”
eSight Careers Network – ” eSight Careers Network® provides online information and guidance for job seekers, career counselors, job developers and prospective employers about what works best for a range of disability employment issues. It attracts new members every day.”
Remploy (UK) – “Increasingly, the company is focusing on finding disabled people jobs in mainstream employment through Remploy Interwork, its specialist recruitment service for people with a health condition or disability.”
Disabled World – “News and information for the disabled community.”
Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment and Training – ” The Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network (GLADNET) brings together research centers, universities, enterprises, government departments, trade unions, and organizations of and for persons with disabilities. Our common goal is to advance competitive employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities.”
Independent Living Institute – “The Independent Living Institute is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples’ self-determination, self-respect and dignity.”
Virtual World Congress on Disabilities (Virtual WCD) – ” The Virtual World Congress on Disabilities (Virtual WCD) is a comprehensive forum for persons with disabilities and those involved in their care and development. You will find associations, products and services to enrich your daily life.”
Abilitylinks – AbilityLinks is a nationwide, web-based community where job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers meet and gain access to valuable networking opportunities.
Anixter Center – Providing an array of services and supports for individuals with disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community.
EOP – Since 1968, Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has led the way in diversity recruitment with a portfolio of seven national career magazines, a diversity website, online job board, and Career Expos for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.
List compiled by Dion D Shaw
Dion D Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs
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