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Forms of Identification

Are you looking for your first job? Before you start, you will need several documents that prove your identify. Employers will ask for your Social Security number (SSN) and an official identification card before hiring you.If you don’t have a Social Security number, you will also need a certified copy of your birth certificate. A Social Security number is a …

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Rights and Responsibilities

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is against the law for certain businesses to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 also prohibits discrimination in employment. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) of 2014 forbids discrimination in employment or in provision of services by any organization that receives Federal funding …

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Where the Jobs Are

With so many Resources for You/All Resources available to help people find jobs, it can be confusing and overwhelming on where to start. Here are some suggestions on how to start your search. Finding a job can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some suggestion on how to start your search. Where to start Networking is an important part of …

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Getting the Job You Want

Let’s explore some of these questions to help you find and keep a job as well as moving ahead in your career. If you have someone helping you, they can work with you as you consider these questions and develop skills for successful employment. Tips to help you get and keep the job you want. Finding the Right Job 10 …

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Employment Supports and Services

You do not have to find a job all by yourself! There are a number of places where you can get a lot of good services. These four agencies are a good place to start. If you were in school until you were 21 years old – you should probably start with the Developmental Disabilities Administration, If you are being …

Work Incentives

Work Incentives

Work incentives are rules that make it possible for people with disabilities to receive income from work and still receive Social Security benefits, Medicare, or Medicaid. If going to work or working more hours puts your Medicaid services at risk, this program might be for you. The EID program allows increased income and resources for Medicaid eligibility. This is an …

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National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD)

NCWD/Youth is website full of information about employment and youth with disabilities. Their partners are experts in disability, education, employment, and workforce development. Here are just a few things to check out on this site: A Young Person’s Guide to Health Care Transition is about making the transition from pediatric to adult health care. Taking charge of your health care …