We’ve created a directory of resources for individuals with LD who are looking for job and workplace resources.
Below are links to each state’s labor commission’s disability employment services. These resources can include:
- Job matching and placement services for individuals with disabilities
- Services to assist with employment
- Information about the eligibility process for filing a disability claim
- Postsecondary education support services
- Assistive technology
- The eligibility process for social security benefits
- Vocational adjustment training
- And more!
Resources available can vary from state to state. Some states have resources for individuals with disabilities who are looking for employment under their employment division website, health and human services division website, or may have another website entirely dedicated to individuals with disabilities. Most likely, resources on employment for individuals with disabilities can be found under the ‘Vocational Rehabilitation’ category.
The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy. From this information, applications are developed to facilitate the development and maintenance of a skilled workforce.
JAN (Job Accommodation Network)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions
Learn more about GED online testing for your state!
EARN (Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion)
EARN has information and resources to help employers, HR professionals and diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) staff create workplaces that are inclusive of people with disabilities.
On this site you will learn about resources, programs and partnerships that can create an inclusive workforce system. Our work supports people with disabilities and people who work on employment and workforce development at the state and local level.
PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
Person Centered Planning is an ongoing problem-solving process used to help people with disabilities plan for their future. In person centered planning, groups of people focus on an individual and that person’s vision of what they would like to do in the future. This “person-centered” team meets to identify opportunities for the focus person to develop personal relationships, participate in their community, increase control over their own lives, and develop the skills and abilities needed to achieve these goals.
National Disability Institute
A national nonprofit committed exclusively to financial education & empowerment for people with disabilities.
Vocational Rehabilitation: We Help Alaskans with Disabilities Get and Keep Jobs
Alabama’s Employment Services
Arizona’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services:
Arkansas Workforce Services
California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency
Colorado’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Resources for Assisting Individuals with Disabilities
Find Resources for Jobseekers with Disabilities
Hawaii’s Disability Employment Initiative
Job Seekers Able to Work
Illinois Department of Human Services: Disability and Rehabilitation
Job Seekers with Disabilities
Employment and Disability
Disability Resources for Kansans with Disabilities
Kentucky’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Louisiana’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Maine’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Maryland’s Division of Rehabilitation Services
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Services
Michigan Rehabilitation Resources
Minnesota’s Employment and Economic Development Commission: People with Disabilities
Mississippi Department of Employment Security: Resources for People with Disabilities
State of Missouri Disability Portal: Employment Resources
Disability Employment and Transitions
Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation
Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
New Jersey Vocational and Rehabilitation Services
New Mexico Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
New York ACCES-VR
North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Services
North Dakota Health and Human Services: Vocational Rehabilitation
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Oklahoma Rehabilitation Services
Oregon Department of Human Services: Vocational Rehabilitation
Employment and Training Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Rhode Island Rehabilitation Services
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation
South Dakota Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation Services
Tennessee Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
Texas Workforce Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation
See also: Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, and Disability Rights Texas
Utah Workforce Services, Rehabilitation
Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living
Virginia’s Division of Rehabilitative Services
Washington Department of Health and Human Services: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Wyoming Workforce Services: Vocational Rehabilitation
If you’re unable to find the resources you’re looking for on your state website, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to help you find other resources.