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FAQs about Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities

Find answers to questions about education and training opportunities after high school for students with disabilities.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center

Frequently Asked Questions - Office of Disability Employment Policy

This page links to frequently asked questions related to the Office of Disability Employment Policy, an agency that strives to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities.

Review Date: August 01, 2012

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information Line

Call 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY) for general information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), answers to specific technical questions, free ADA materials, or information about filing a complaint.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

U.S. Department of Justice

CareerConnect® - American Foundation for the Blind

This site provides a free resource for people who want to learn about the range and diversity of jobs performed by adults who are blind or visually impaired throughout the United States and Canada.

Review Date: March 24, 2011

American Foundation for the Blind

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Legal Issues

Individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are often faced with legal and financial challenges. Find helpful resources concerning health insurance, Social Security, long-term disability insurance, workplace issues, and more.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

CFIDS Association of America

Disability & IC (Interstitial Cystitis)

If interstitial cystitis (IC) is disabling you and preventing you from working, look into disability insurance. Here is some information that may help you get started.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

Interstitial Cystitis Association

Frequently Asked Questions About Job Accommodation Network

Learn how the services provided by Job Accommodation Network benefit private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families.

Review Date: July 30, 2012

Job Accommodation Network

Funding Assistive Technology and Accommodations

Learn about the options available for paying for assistive technology, equipment, and accommodations needed to perform job tasks for people with disabilities.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Getting into College: What Students with Disabilities Want to Know

This module assists students with disabilities to understand the college admissions process.

Review Date: November 16, 2012

HEATH Resource Center at the National Youth Transitions Center

Information for Job Seekers: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Although JAN does not help individuals find employment, JAN does provide information for job seekers.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Job Accommodation Network

JAN - Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Find answers to questions about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation.

Review Date: March 26, 2013

Job Accommodation Network

Life Options: Free Materials for Kidney Patients

Download free brochures on exercise for dialysis patients, tips for traveling, employment and vocational rehabilitation, and more.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

Life Options Rehabilitation Program

Living and Working with Disabilities: Tax Benefits and Credits- (PDF)

Learn about tax credits and benefits available to qualifying taxpayers with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and businesses or other entities wishing to accommodate persons with disabilities.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Internal Revenue Service

Social Security Benefits For People Living With HIV/AIDS

If you have HIV/AIDS and cannot work, you may qualify for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Review Date: February 06, 2013

Social Security Administration

Social Security: Working While Disabled—How We Can Help

If you are getting disability benefits, we have good news for you. Social Security’s work incentives and Ticket to Work programs can help you if you are interested in working.

Review Date: August 06, 2012

Social Security Administration

The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

This fact sheet was prepared by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Office of Legal Counsel. It is intended to provide technical assistance pertaining to common questions about the FMLA, ADA, and Civil Rights Act.

Review Date: March 12, 2013

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Transition to Adulthood

Transition services are intended to prepare students to move from the world of school to the world of adulthood. When the student has a disability, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition.

Review Date: December 12, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities

The Workforce Recruitment Program is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace.

Review Date: August 01, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Working While Disabled -- A Guide to Plans For Achieving Self-Support (PASS)

The job that you want should allow you to earn enough to reduce or eliminate your need for benefits provided under both the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. A plan is meant to help you obtain items, services, or skills you need to reach your goals.

Review Date: March 11, 2013

Social Security Administration