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American Foundation for the Blind Information Center
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. - US

Americans with Disabilities Newsletter
This website provides legal news on disability topics. - US

America's Job Bank
This site lists jobs available across the US. Listings can be sorted by location, job title, salary and military or occupational code. - US

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)
A membership organization formed to improve and expand integrated employment opportunities, services, and outcomes for persons experiencing disabilities. - US

Careers And The Disabled Magazine
Career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. Each issue features a special Braille section. - US

Chamber of Commerce for Individuals with a DisABILITY
Resources for finding a job on-line, starting a home-based business, or performing volunteer work. - us

Chartbook on Work and Disability, 1998 - Table of Contents
A reference on work and disability in the United States population, created for use by both nontechnical and technical USdiences. Online text. - US

Cornucopia of Disability Information
Information resource page on disability and employment. - US

Crazy Colour Disability Handbook
Simple summaries and advice on disability issues in an office environment. - US

Disabled Businesspersons Association
Assist enterprising individuals with disabilities maximize their potential in the business world, and work with vocational rehabilitation, government and business to encourage the participation and enhance the performance of the disabled in the work force, worldwide. - US
disABLEDperson Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 509(a)(1) non profit public charity whose mission is to help reduce the near 70% unemployment rate amongst disabled Americans. - US

Diversity World: Disability and Employment Resources
Disability and employment information from Diversity World. A source of articles, websites, books, videos and other resources on the topic of disability and employment. - US

Employment Coalition of Florida Inc
To educate and train employment specialists and business people for the purpose of helping people with disabilities and disadvantages to secure successful employment. - US

eSight Careers Network Career
Career development and management resources, networking, job listings for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise disabled. - US

Goodwill Industries
Helps people with barriers to employment learn the skills to find competitive employment. Programs are funded through grants, contract services and revenue from our retail stores. - US

Human Services Management Institute
Through service, teaching, and research, contributes to creating an environment where individuals with disabilities are independent and enjoy careers of choice. University of Georgia. - US

HR: Tips for HR Professionals
Features articles, checklists, glossary, and links to useful resources to help HR professionals build inclusive workplaces in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability related laws. - US

News and information in supported employment. - US

Institute for Community Inclusion
The Institute for Community Inclusion supports the rights of children and adults with disabilities to participate in all aspects of the community. - US

Job Accommdation Network
The Job Accommodation Network's disability employment page. - US

Job Connection
Supported, non-profit employment agency that places people with disabilities into employment, offers resources in job training and self-sufficiency. - US

The goal of JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment. - US

Life Skills for Vocational Success
The site contains Over 60 lesson plans to teach people life skills. - US

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Youth
Provides information about employment and youth with disabilities. Site partners — experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development — ensure that site visitors will be provided with the highest quality, most relevant information available. - US

National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult
The mission of the Center is to ensure that adults with disabilities are provided full access to high-quality services in employment. - US

NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center
NARIC provides disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use. - US

National Business & Disability Council
US resource for corporations that are hiring, working with, and marketing to people with disabilities. - US

Office of Disability Employment Policy
The US Department of Labor group charged with bringing a heightened and permanent long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities. - US

Partnership Development Group
A Maryland consulting firm that works with private and government agencies to advocate, encourage and facilitate self-employment for people with disabilities.
http://www.selfemploymentforpeoplewit - US

Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PASS)
PASS is an SSI work incentive under which persons with disabilities can set aside income and/or resources to be used to achieve specific work goals. A PASS can be established to cover the costs of obtaining an education, receiving vocational training, starting a business, or purchasing support services which enable individuals to work and result in reduction/cessation of benefits (SSI/SSDI). - US

RecruitABILITY: Bridging the Disability Divide
disABLEDperson Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 509(a)(1) non profit public charity whose mission is to help reduce the near 70% unemployment rate amongst disabled Americans. We accomplish this through our online recruitment application, recruitABILITY. - US

Small Business and Self-Employment Service (SBSES)
Provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities. - US

SSA - Office of Employment Support Programs
Promotes the employment of Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities. - US

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
Seeks to build up the labor market through the training of the workforce and the placement of workers in jobs through employment services. - US

U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Provides information, training, and technical assistance to business leaders, organized labor, rehabilitation and service providers, advocacy organizations, families and individuals with disabilities. - US

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Provides information and technical assistance relating employment and disabilities. - US

Workforce Recruitment Program
A new recruitment resource for identifying job candidates with disabilities skilled in a wide varitey of fields is available free of charge to employers. - US

WorkplaceDiversity is a diversity related site where employers post positions and job seekers can post résumés. - US

Information, resources, and research regarding the employment of people with disabilities. - US

WorkWORLD© is decision support software for personal computers designed to help people with disabilities, advocates, benefit counselors, and others explore and understand how to best use the work incentives associated with the various Federal and State disability and poverty benefit programs. - US

World Institute on Disability (WID)
WID is a nonprofit research, training and public policy center promoting the civil rights and the full societal inclusion of people with disabilities. - US