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Employment Resources

Employment resources, some specific to Maryland and others nationwide, are listed on this page for individuals with disabilities. Here you will find organizations, services, and programs that are available to help you start or further your career.

Maryland Resources

Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD)
The Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) provides resources for employers--and job seekers--to include transitioning youth, about employment for individuals with disabilities.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Maryland One Stop Career Centers provide a full range of assistance to job seekers and businesses (free of charge). Job seekers and businesses will find Maryland One Stop Career Center leaders using state-of-the-art technologies to match people with jobs and jobs with people.

RISE Program - Partnership Development Group, Inc.
The RISE Program is an initiative of the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Through the RISE Program, program participants explore the realities of self-employment and business ownership.

National Resources

Association of People Supporting Employment (APSE)
The Association of People Supporting Employment is the only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Learn more about your state’s APSE chapter and how to get involved.

Employment Alliance for People with Disabilities (EAPD)
The Employment Alliance for People with Disabilities works to ensure the highest success and independence of Americans with disabilities.

Employment and Disability Institute
The Employment and Disability Institute advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the opportunities of people with disabilities through projects, training, technical assistance, research, and publications.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) helps individuals with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. If you have a question about workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) can help.

Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Act Center
The Mid-Atlantic Americans with Disabilities Center provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) tailored to meet the needs of businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic Region (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV).

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

National Council on Disability (NCD)
The National Council on Disability (NCD) provides resources on laws, regulations, and employment models. Publications consider preparation and transition to the workforce, federal and other public employment, and financial incentives.

Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH is an exciting and innovative new program that provides work and career development opportunities for adults and students with disabilities. Find programs ( all over the country. 

Ticket to Work
The Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program provides Social Security disability beneficiaries with the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter the workforce and maintain employment with the goal of becoming economically self-supporting over time.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee. This resource defines disability discrimination practices and associated federal laws and regulations.

Work support at Virginia Commonwealth University
Work support is a web portal that highlights Virginia Commonwealth University’s funded projects on many topics related to the employment of individuals with disabilities.

Not Finding What You Need?

A Resource Coordinator is available to assist you in finding disability resources by phone or email:

• 800-390-3372
• TTY MD Relay 711

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