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For family members who want information about employment. Resources on work incentives and support services.



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Work incentivesWork incentives

Disability Benefits 101 – Benefits and Work Calculator Website

Disability Benefits 101 – Benefits and Work Calculator

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Easy-to-use benefits calculator: learn about how income impacts benefits and health coverage.

Social Security – What’s New in 2015 Website

Social Security - What's New in 2015

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Social Security updates for 2015.

National Disability Institute: ABLE Act (2014) Summary Website

Social Security Administration - SSI

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Individuals and families are allowed to have ABLE savings accounts that do not affect their SSI, Medicaid and other benefits.

Social Security and Disability Resource Center Website

Social Security and Disability Resource Center

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How Social Security Disability and SSI Disability process works from start to finish.

Disability.gov Guide to Disability Benefits Website

Disability.gov Guide to Disability Benefits

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Resources about Social Security disability benefits for individuals and their families.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits Website

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits

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SSA – SSI information, publications and updates.

Social Security Administration – Red Book Website PDF file

Social Security Administration - Red Book

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2014 Guide to Work Incentives.

Work Support – Benefits Counseling (Virginia Commonwealth University) Website

Work Support - Benefits Counseling (Virginia Commonwealth University)

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Guidance on public benefits and employment.

 

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Support servicesSupport services

Project Search Website

Project Search

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Workforce development model benefits persons with disabilities and community.

Everybody Can Work Website

Everybody Can Work

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Video featuring employment expert Cary Griffin. Hear how people find jobs and achieve success.

In or Of the Community Video

In or Of the Community

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University of Massachusetts Boston video series on inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Quality Mall – I Want to Work Workbook Website

Quality Mall - I Want to Work Workbook

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The workbook is designed to assist people gather information that can be used to obtain employment.

What Can You Do? Video

What Can You Do?

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Videos about individuals living in the community and having jobs. (video series)

Quality Mall – Employment Tools and Resources Website

Quality Mall - Employment Tools and Resources

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Employment Tools for Self-Advocates: Books, websites, videos.

California Employment First Policy (Summary) PDF file

California Employment First Policy (Summary)

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Employment First approach facilitates full inclusion of people with significant disabilities in the workplace.

Virginia Commonwealth University Customized Employment Website

Virginia Commonwealth University Customized Employment

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Work support webcast about customized employment.

Navigating the Road to Work: The 411 on Disability Disclosure Website

Navigating the Road to Work: The 411 on Disability Disclosure

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Downloadable workbook for families, educators, service professionals. Youth with disabilities.

CA Dept. of Rehabilitation – Job Seekers with Disabilities Website

CA Dept. of Rehabilitation - Job Seekers with Disabilities

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Employment and independent living resources.

California Employment Consortium for Youth Website

California Employment Consortium for Youth

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Collaboration of state agencies, organizations, families, and self-advocates promoting employment of youth with disabilities.

Fast Facts articles about parent participation in transition planning (Transition, community, work) Website

Council for Exceptional Children: Work Support -Parents and Transition

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“Fast Facts” articles about parent participation in transition planning.

Aiming Higher: Increasing Employment for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities PDF file

Aiming Higher: Increasing Employment for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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Growing emphasis on employment as priority for young people with disabilities.

Integrated Employment Toolkit – Youth Website

Integrated Employment Toolkit - Youth

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Website focusing on successful transition and employment. Resources include videos, worksheets and websites. Audience: Youth and their families.

Talent Knows No Limits – Families Website

Talent Knows No Limits - Families

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Many resources (websites, videos, booklets) for job seekers with disabilities and their families.

 

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The Facts The Facts

The Facts

For exploring government and advocacy resources with information about disability related laws, programs and tools.

 

Individual Resources Individual Resources

Provider Resources Provider Resources