Persons with Disabilities Links

Office of Disability Employment Policy -- Information on individual rights in the workplace, interviewing techniques, workplace accommodations, and more.
- connecting the Disability Community to information and opportunities. is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.

The Arc -- The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It provides an array of services and support for families and individuals and includes over 140,000 members affiliated through more than 850 state and local chapters across the nation. The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

World Association of Persons with Disabilities --WAPD advances the interests of persons with disabilities at national, state, local and home levels.

National Business & Disability Council -- bringing top talent together with top employers - free services to job seekers with disabilities. No fees to be listed on the database, no one will ever ask you to disclose your disability and you can update your resume on-line.

Ready Set Hire-- Ready Set Hire is a network of employment agencies placing people with disabilities in positions critical to the growth & success of businesses throughout Western Massachusetts.

National Center on Workforce and Disability -- The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.

Disability Resources -- A wonderfully well-organized site for cutting through the morass of disability-related material on the Web. -- is designed to highlight an individual's talents, skills, experience, interests and education and match them to specific jobs and internships posted by employers to hire people with disabilities.

Disabled Sports USA -- A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.

Ability Works -
Welcome to the AbilityWorks Center:
A Job-Search & Skill Development Resource for Jobseekers with Disabilities. Workforce Alliance and the CTWorks Career Center in New Haven cut the ribbon on The AbilityWorks Center, a central resource for both jobseekers with disabilities and employers. The Center features an array of individual computer workstations and resource materials with the latest in assistive technology for people with:

  • Blindness or visual impairment
  • Deafness or hearing impairment
  • Learning disabilities, and more







NEWSLETTER #30, April 7, 2014