State Programs – By Topic

This program supports competitive employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Direct services include job development, job placement, job training, and continued employment support. Other activities include assessment and career exploration for youth with disabilities.
Operating Entity: University of Washington, Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD)
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Washington
These Centers provide students with academic support, enrichment, and school engagement through afterschool and summer programming, with a focus on college and career readiness (among other topics). The program targets students in high-poverty areas and is a collaboration between the University of Delaware’s Center for Disability Studies and the Delaware Department of Education.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Delaware
This program helps deaf and hard of hearing students further their education, gain employment experience, and develop and improve their independent living skills while receiving support from teachers and staff.
Operating Entity: Ohio Department of Education, Ohio School for the Deaf
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This program helps individuals with disabilities secure employment in state government on a trial period. Participants receive a position for 700 hours of work, which can transform into full-time long-term employment during or immediately following the trial period. The program is a collaboration between the Nevada Department of Administration’s Division of Human Resource Management, and the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s Rehabilitation Division.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides training opportunities to individuals with disabilities in multiple community-based work settings with job coaches. These programs include placements in commercial kitchens, copy centers, laundry services, horticulture programs, janitorial services, and creative design workshops. The program also works on soft skills such as interviewing, participating in performance evaluations, and more.
Operating Entity: Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life (ACCEL)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program offers comprehensive special education instruction for students with disabilities, with a focus on vocational education. Specific subject areas include economics, keyboarding, computer technology, career education, industrial arts, and business education.
Operating Entity: ACCESS Arkansas
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program helps adults with serious, long-term mental illness find and maintain employment.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
ASTEP is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: Minot State University
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: North Dakota
AbilityWorks is a network of community rehabilitation programs that provide vocational assessment, job training, and work experience to individuals with disabilities through an array of contract and subcontract services provided to local business and industry. There are 15 AbilityWorks locations statewide.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
ACCE is a two-semester program on the University of Arkansas Little Rock campus that enables students with disabilities to have a college experience while preparing for employment in a competitive field. Academic support, social support, work exploration, and job placement are all components of the program. It is a partnership between Easterseals Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program enables students with disabilities to spend one week on the Idaho State University campus and develop skills in job exploration, interviewing, self-advocacy, independent living, community integration, budgeting, technology use, and college life. Activities include experiencing college classes, receiving career counseling, touring campus, and meeting disability services staff.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
This program provides curriculum modifications and special equipment to enable students with disabilities to participate in state-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) work-based learning (WBL) programs.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Education, Career and Technical Education
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
The Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center provides services to help blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind individuals live and work independently. Services include GED preparation, vocational evaluation, vocational training in emergency dispatch, as well as classes on mobility and orientation, communication, daily living, and other topics.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program offers a variety of courses for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, ranging from Braille and academic studies to independent living, life adjustment, technology, business and employment skills, and recreation.
Operating Entity: Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
This program provide adults with disabilities opportunities to learn daily living, social, pre-employment and self-advocacy skills, including through paid work opportunities. It includes the Life Skills, Employment Readiness, Advocacy, and Participation (LEAP) Program, which provides community-based educational, volunteer, and work opportunities; entrepreneurial projects; goal setting and self-advocacy training; pre-vocational training; employability skill-building; leadership training, and more.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Florida
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
Participants in the day training program get a personalized service plan that focuses on the following: 1) social and communication skills, 2) functional life skills, 3) recreation, 4) health and wellness activities, 5) educational, volunteer, and employment opportunities, and 6) self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: Easterseals New Jersey
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program provides habilitative, supervised living, prevocational, therapeutic, and educational services to individuals with developmental disabilities. This program also provides employment prevocational services, teaching participants skills such as compliance, task completion, problem solving, and safety.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program provides supported employment services to individuals with mental illness who require ongoing supports to maintain successful employment.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
This program helps individuals with mental illness find jobs that pay competitive wages in an integrated setting. Services are provided by local mental health and behavioral health authorities across the state.
Operating Entity: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides education and employment training to individuals with disabilities across three tiers. In Tier 3, the program focuses on community integration, in tier 2, it focuses on obtaining work and social interaction experience with supervision, and in tier 1, participants participate in employment opportunities with little to no supervision.
Operating Entity: Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life (ACCEL)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program offers support so individuals with developmental, physical, cognitive or multiple disabilities can live independently, gain social and daily living skills, and become active members of their communities. Individuals learn work-related skills by engaging in regularly scheduled volunteer work, community service projects, and other ventures. They also receive support and direction to interact with others, make their needs and choices known, and explore and engage in activities.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Southern California
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: California
This program provides services to people with disabilities looking to obtain or retain employment. Employment services include counseling and guidance, on-the-job training, supported employment, and more.
Operating Entity: Texas Workforce Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Texas
This internship program gives students with disabilities from seven school districts in South King County and Pierce County the opportunity to gain practical work experience in aerospace manufacturing and finishing while earning credit toward their high school diplomas. In addition to receiving one-on-one training, mentoring and personalized instruction, interns learn life skills like punctuality, teamwork, and receiving and carrying out directions.
Operating Entity: Skills Incorporated
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Washington
This program accepts three new farmers with disabilities a year into an incubator program to help them get a start in small-scale farming.
Operating Entity: University of Georgia, Institute on Human Development and Disability 
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Georgia
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Virginia
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Utah
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
These Centers provide workforce assistance to job seekers and employers. Vocational Rehabilitation counselors are co-located at American Job Centers to encourage clients to register for applicable services available through partner programs. Technologists offer technical assistance to Job Centers on approaches to increasing the accessibility of the centers and partner services.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
AZYLF is a multi-day conference held in multiple regions of Arizona each summer. Participants engage in activities related to self-discovery, leadership development, career exploration, effective advocacy, and empowerment through heightened awareness of disability history and culture.
Operating Entity: Diverse Ability Incorporated
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
The North Dakota School for the Deaf provides assistance for students transitioning from high school, including around assistive technology, career exploration, and transition supports unique for people with hearing loss.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, North Dakota School for the Deaf
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Dakota
Augie Access is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: Augustana University
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program helps individuals with autism spectrum disorder transition to adulthood and find, keep, and succeed in a job. Services include job skills exploration and training, vocational assessment, job development, on-the-job training, and long-term training and support.
Operating Entity: Autism Society of North Carolina
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program uses a team-based model to help individuals on the autism spectrum prepare for the work.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This six- to eight-week paid pre-apprenticeship training program provides a career path for individuals who are blind or visually impaired into employer-based apprenticeships or direct placement. The program includes work readiness development, job shadowing, and a Job Club experience.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program secures jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves. It is offered in Dallas and Houston.
Operating Entity: Best Buddies in Texas
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
BCVDDP provides a range of services to youth with vision impairments and their families, including confidence-building activities, caregiver support and training, training to increase a child’s independence and ability to participate in vocational related activities, and more.
Operating Entity: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides specialized and comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to Californians who are blind or visually impaired. Department of Rehabilitation consumers working with a Blind Field Services Counselor may receive all general vocational rehabilitation services with the addition of vision loss counseling.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
This program offers vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This includes vocational guidance and career counseling, assistive technology services, job placement, and transportation.
Operating Entity: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program helps eligible blind and visually impaired persons achieve personal and employment success by helping them develop the skills and abilities for employment and independence.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
This program trains people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in music, dance, theater, and visual arts. It encourages self-expression and creativity, while simultaneously enabling participants to obtain a potential career in the arts. Courses are three days per week, with new class offerings every six months.
Operating Entity: Opportunity Village
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nevada
This program helps students with visual impairment plan and prepare for future work, study, and independent living. The program offers assistance around technology, career exploration, work experience, adjustment to blindness training, and peer connections.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), State Services for the Blind (SSB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program trains individuals with disabilities, including transition-age youth with disabilities, in starting businesses. It consists of six classes, focusing on launching, managing, and growing businesses. It then provides technical assistance as individuals with disabilities first start small businesses.
Operating Entity: Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Rhode Island
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alaska
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Arizona Department of Economic Security, Rehabilitation Services Administration
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arizona
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Division of Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Colorado
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Delaware
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: DC Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: District of Columbia
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services (DBS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Georgia
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Indiana
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Iowa Department for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Iowa
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Kansas Department for Children and Families, Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Kansas
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Kentucky
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Louisiana
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Labor, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maryland
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Michigan
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), State Services for the Blind (SSB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Social Services, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Blind and Low Vision Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Montana
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nebraska
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nevada
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Hampshire
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Jersey
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: New Mexico Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Mexico
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: New York State Office of Children and Family Services, New York State Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Dakota
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oklahoma
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Oregon Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oregon
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Rhode Island
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Tennessee
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Texas Workforce Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Texas
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Utah
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Vermont
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Washington
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: West Virginia
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wisconsin
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wyoming
The Business Enterprise Program helps people who are blind become food service or vending operators.
Operating Entity: Texas Workforce Commission
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including case management, residential, supported employment, career exploration, day habilitation, nursing, and healthcare services. CHOICES also connects participants with applicable legal services when necessary.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
This supported employment program for individuals with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses takes place at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and provides vocational readiness assessments; vocational counseling and planning; assistance developing interview skills, finding jobs, and resume writing; internship placement; and coordination with the individual’s medical team and community agencies, schools, and potential employers.
Operating Entity: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
CONNECTIONS is a group-based service that assists students ages 16 to 23 with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or related disabilities in building social skills, identifying and accessing resources in the community, and planning for employment.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Lakeshore Rehabilitation Facility
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
This program helps individuals with disabilities find jobs in Tennessee’s growing health care industry. It provides job training in a mock CVS Pharmacy inside the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC), which leads to consideration for a career with CVS Health. It is a partnership between CVS and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This week-long, immersive leadership camp helps youth with disabilities develop self-advocacy and social skills while giving them paid work experience and career exposure in the natural resources industry. It is a collaboration between the Youth Transition Program (YTP) within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Oregon State Parks.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
This program provides a series of camps for people with a range of disabilities, including PALMETTO (Providing Adults Lifestyle Management Education Through Therapeutic Opportunities), which assists young adults/adults in their transition from high school to adult life through independent living skills training, community service projects, and work-related activities.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Developmental Disabilities Council
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program provides paid work experiences for youth ages 15-22 whom have barriers to employment, such as disability or health conditions. Leadership Crew members train service dogs and serve as Camp Counselors at Camp L.E.A.D., a leadership, empowerment, and abuse prevention day camp in Taos for younger children with disabilities.
Operating Entity: New Mexico Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program enables individuals with disabilities to develop employment experience and work toward gaining permanent employment opportunities in the community or onsite at Capability Health. Participants earn a paycheck in the program making minimum wage.
Operating Entity: Capability Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nevada
This program is designed to ensure that special populations (including students with disabilities) have equal access to career and technical education services and job training. Preparatory services are provided in the middle school or prior to a student’s enrollment in a career and technical education program at high school. These services include recruitment of potential career and technical education students, career guidance, vocational assessment, and monitoring.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program works with students with disabilities to help them develop specific career goals and action plans and prepare for employment. It includes a Super Seniors, a 5th year vocational preparation program that leads to competitive employment matching student career goals.
Operating Entity: University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Iowa
Participants in this course are supported in developing the skills necessary to prepare for, acquire and maintain a job. Students practice and develop skills related to interviews, job search, resumes, career choice, and job discovery. Participants are also connected to job shadowing opportunities and vocational rehabilitation services.
Operating Entity: Foundation for Blind Children
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a community-based on-the-job training program for individuals with disabilities. Participants volunteer at local non-profits and gain vocational skills through service-learning. An Opportunity Village job coach is on-site to assist participants at no cost to the individual.
Operating Entity: Opportunity Village
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nevada
The Career Pathways Connections program provides opportunities for individuals with hearing loss to enter the workforce and obtain sustainable employment. The program is run by staff that are proficient in American Sign Language, experienced in identifying workplace accommodations, trained in assistive technologies, and knowledgeable in resources for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Operating Entity: Easterseals New Jersey
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Jersey
CPAP enables individuals with disabilities to explore and access opportunities to advance in their employment through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. It focuses on equipping participants with recognized postsecondary credentials required for advancement within the high-demand industries of Architecture and Construction, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL). Employers are then provided access to this group of potential employees.
Operating Entity: Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nebraska
CCS is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: Portland State University
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Oregon
CLSC is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: University of Delaware, Center for Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Delaware
The Phoenix Day School for the Deaf provides extensive career and technical education services to its students, including general career-based classes, senior seminars, career exploration, and work experience. It also provides students with the opportunity to attend vocational training in their preferred vocational trade.
Operating Entity: Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD)
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Arizona
This program prepares students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired, or deafblind for success in college or the workforce by integrating academics and career development coursework and training opportunities. Students participate in CTE programs at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind or at First Coast Technical College (FCTC) and acquire specific technical skills, receive occupational completion points, earn industry certifications, and participate in short-term community or campus based internships.
Operating Entity: Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Florida
This program trains students who are deaf or hard of hearing to become qualified to enter competitive job markets. It focuses on helping students set and achieve either postsecondary or occupational goals. All students receive national industry certifications upon completing this program.
Operating Entity: Mississippi School for the Deaf
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Mississippi
These programs help individuals with disabilities develop the entry-level skills they need for jobs in a range of fields, and include supports, accommodations, and individualized instruction. There are career training programs in the automotive, childcare, retail, pharmacy, food service, animal, and warehouse industries, among others.
Operating Entity: Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maryland
This program is offered at Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College in conjunction with Nevada Vocational Rehabilitation. It provides career readiness training to students with disabilities over the course of a three-week program, focusing on soft skills, resume writing, and job application best practices.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
This annual three week program prepares high school students with disabilities to either attend college or move into the workforce. Participants learn to navigate a college system and various higher-education-related concerns. Participants also learn about STEM careers through recreational activities.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nevada
CTI conducts research and demonstration projects to advance employment outcomes for youth with disabilities and to support the Virginia Department of Education in its efforts. One specific initiative is Start on Success, which has nine sites in the state and is a model transition program that provides selected students with high incidence disabilities with a community-based work experience.
Operating Entity: Virginia Commonwealth University, Partnership for People with Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Virginia
This program provides training to multiple disadvantaged groups, including youth with developmental disabilities, to help them formulate business ideas and develop self-sufficiency skills.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Human Development Corporation (AHDC)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arkansas
Certificate Programs offer hands-on training programs to students and adults with disabilities. This opportunity results from a partnership with local Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation service offices, three to five core business partners in the area, a community college, and local schools. Students take classes, tour business, and either work part-time or participate in an internship with employer partners.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program provides statewide job development and placement services to Utah job seekers with disabilities, then works with employers to help them recruit, hire, retain, and promote individuals with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Utah
This program arranges specific community learning situations for individuals with disabilities, based on their individual goals, to help them engage with others and experience life situations. Each outing has a specific purpose and can include employment, academics, and social experiences.
Operating Entity: Creative Enterprises
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Georgia
This program provides localized vocational rehabilitation services with specific adjustments for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Services include career exploration, orientation and adjustment to disability services, education support, and tutoring.
Operating Entity: Valley Center for the Deaf
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
Four Clubhouses throughout the state offer a variety of services to help individuals with mental illness attain work. Services include in-house prevocational programs, transitional employment, and competitive employment in the community with or without Supported Employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maine
This program helps students with disabilities transition to higher education. It focuses on self-advocacy, transitioning, assistive technologies, college survival skills, and more.
Operating Entity: University of Central Arkansas, Disability Resource Center
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program helps students with disabilities prepare for post-secondary training through exposure to the college environment, as well as guidance on self-advocacy skills, study strategies, and technology use. It is offered virtually and at twelve sites in the state to Department of Rehabilitation Services consumers who are planning to attend post-secondary training.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
This program provides personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. This includes providing high school students with an introduction to college, and college students with ongoing support. The program consists of an Individualized College Plan, peer mentorship, pre-employment training, self-advocacy training, and more. It is a collaboration between College Steps, high schools, colleges, families, and agencies.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program provides personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. This includes providing high school students with an introduction to college, and college students with ongoing support. The program consists of an Individualized College Plan, peer mentorship, pre-employment training, self-advocacy training, and more. It is a collaboration between College Steps, high schools, colleges, families, and agencies.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. This includes providing high school students with an introduction to college, and college students with ongoing support. The program consists of an Individualized College Plan, peer mentorship, pre-employment training, self-advocacy training, and more. It is a collaboration between College Steps, high schools, colleges, families, and agencies.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program provides personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. This includes providing high school students with an introduction to college, and college students with ongoing support. The program consists of an Individualized College Plan, peer mentorship, pre-employment training, self-advocacy training, and more. It is a collaboration between College Steps, high schools, colleges, families, and agencies.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
This program provides personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. This includes providing high school students with an introduction to college, and college students with ongoing support. The program consists of an Individualized College Plan, peer mentorship, pre-employment training, self-advocacy training, and more. It is a collaboration between College Steps, high schools, colleges, families, and agencies.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Vermont
This program provides personalized college support for students with learning and social challenges. This includes providing high school students with an introduction to college, and college students with ongoing support. The program consists of an Individualized College Plan, peer mentorship, pre-employment training, self-advocacy training, and more. It is a collaboration between College Steps, high schools, colleges, families, and agencies.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Virginia
This program is a partnership with select community colleges to serve individuals with intellectual disabilities (I/D) and autism. The program provides employment preparation and soft skills training in addition to some instruction in independent living skills and campus inclusion, to help C2C students become employed in a competitive integrated community-based job. Services include internships, employment services such as employment preparation and job development, and short-term supports.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
Colorado Workforce Centers serve job seekers, including individuals with disabilities, through career counseling, training, and computer and internet access. Colorado Workforce Centers cater to individuals with disabilities by maintaining a “No Wrong Door” policy and an integrated system so that if a client needs additional services and assistance, the workforce center can provide accurate and timely information.
Operating Entity: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Colorado
This program helps youth and adults with disabilities learn job skills and find employment in their communities through pre-employment skills training; resume, application, and interview coaching; job search and job placement assistance; and on-the-job training and support.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Florida
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
This program prepares individuals with disabilities for employment and supports them in job seeking and job retention through job coaching, pre-vocational training, and extended supports.
Operating Entity: New Horizons
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
Employment Specialists are embedded in behavioral health organizations across the state to assist individuals living with serious mental illness in career exploration and securing employment. The program is a collaboration between the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Behavioral Health, the Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, and the Maine Medical Center Department of Vocational Services.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maine
This program promotes independence for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities through paid work and training activities in the community. Services include assessment, individual and group job placement training, and ongoing supports by a certified job coach in a community business.
Operating Entity: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Service Division (DDSD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program assists individuals with severe physical and sensory disabilities in building a life of their choosing through self-direction, support, and community resources. Services focus on assistive technology, education, independent living, job training, and more.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division for Community Living
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This program offer individuals with disabilities job coaching, direct placement services, life skills training, and work skills development services to assist them in finding and maintaining employment.
Operating Entity: West Virginia University, Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program offers employment-related and support services to vocational rehabilitation consumers with specialized needs, including vocational evaluation, community-based assessment, job development, and job coaching. They are provided through partnerships with independent community rehabilitation programs across the state.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program assists individuals with disabilities in developing and implementing an individualized day program based on their needs and skills. This can include job development, employment, volunteer work, daily living skills, and a variety of community activities.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program provides students with a variety of opportunities and experiences in preparation for competitive integrated employment and/or postsecondary education or training. The program includes both Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) and Individualized Transition Services (ITS). It is a collaboration between local educational agencies, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Human Development Institute at the University of Kentucky.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
Easterseals provides multiple construction skills training opportunities in the Cincinnati area where individuals with disabilities can gain on-the-job experience, certifications, soft skills, and professional connections.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Greater Cincinnati
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Ohio
This program provides work experiences for transition-eligible students with visual disabilities to improve their success rate at post-secondary education and employment.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Social Services, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
This program provides career planning and employment assistance to individuals with disabilities; helps people find professional, skilled, semi-skilled, and entry level jobs; and works closely with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to do so.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Crossroads, Easterseals Crossroads
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program provides employment assistance to individuals with disabilities who have the most significant limitations. It focuses on building employer-employee relationships and providing long-term employment support.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
CEP assists people with disabilities who need to work part-time in finding and maintaining work. Participants work in various positions, from janitorial and administrative to quality-assurance and production, and receive in-depth training, job coaching, access to a benefits specialist, and ongoing support.
Operating Entity: Skills Incorporated
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Washington
This program offers a variety of services for youth who are blind or visually impaired, to help them prepare for the transition from school to work or post-secondary education.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Labor, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
This program provides professional development, mentoring, and paid internships for students with disabilities. Programming includes trainings on workplace communication, personal finance, public speaking, and other professional skills, as well as collaboration with mentors on a project that focuses on the student’s career of interest.
Operating Entity: DC Public Schools
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program provides a variety of leadership and vocational opportunities for youth with disabilities, including capacity-building workshops, community-based activities, work-based learning opportunities, and civic engagement experiences.
Operating Entity: SchoolTalkDC
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program serves high school students with disabilities to promote their movement from school to post-school activities. Services are offered in all 19 public school districts as well as at alternative and private high schools.
Operating Entity: Delaware Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Delaware
This program offers individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities training that emphasizes skills and knowledge required for a particular job function (such as customer service, janitorial or sorting clothes) or a trade (such as landscaping).
Operating Entity: Community HealthCore
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
These programs are located throughout the state and provide job placement, supported employment, self-advocacy training, and more to individuals with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Human Services, Disability Services Division (DSD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program includes prevocational services, as well as small group and individual employment supports, to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities obtain and maintain employment.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Dakota
To maintain independent living status, SMILE provides individuals with disabilities varied services based on individualized needs. These services include individual and systems advocacy, service referral, independent living skills, peer counseling, transition services (including transition from high school), and more.
Operating Entity: Services Maximizing Independent Living and Empowerment (SMILE)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program provides services to consumers who are deafblind and/or legally blind with cognitive issues. Services include vocational, prevocational, and social day programs, as well as assistance accessing adaptive equipment, low vision aides, flex funding, and more.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), Deaf Blind Extended Supports (DBES) Unit
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides services and assistance to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. These services include assistive technology training, financial training, transportation assistance, peer counseling and advocacy services, and employment education services.
Operating Entity: Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. This includes vocational counseling and guidance; vocational evaluation to determine skills, abilities, and potential to work; vocational training; purchase of hearing aids and appropriate communications devices; interpreter services for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining employment; job placement assistance; and rehabilitation technology services.
Operating Entity: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program provides a range of vocational rehabilitation services to persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Counselors are qualified in American Sign Language and provide specialized services including deaf culture and awareness, communication techniques, assistive listening devices, interpreter services, specialized vocational services, and more.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
This program provides vocational rehabilitation and independent living services specifically for people who are deaf or hard of hearing across the state.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program helps individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deafblind get ready for work, find a job or keep a job. Services include vocational counseling, training, help with assistive technology, resources related to hearing loss, and job placement.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has counselors who are specially trained to understand the needs and abilities of people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Services include trainings on hearing loss issues in the workplace, guidance and counseling on coping with hearing loss, and interpreting services for job interviews.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program works with children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families to help them get the support and services they need, including around transition to adulthood services and future planning.
Operating Entity: University of Illinois Chicago, College of Applied Health Sciences
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Illinois
This program is designed to support those with significant disabilities on their journey to sustainable employment, through customized employment and training, integrated services, and more.
Operating Entity: Georgia Department of Economic Development, Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Georgia
This program is designed to increase employment and self-sufficiency for social security beneficiaries and individuals with disabilities, by helping them understand how earnings may affect their benefits; transforming the culture of how CareerSource Centers serve customers with disabilities; and facilitating linkages to the employer community so individuals with disabilities may access programs and services. Services are provided through Disability Program Navigators.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at work, at home, and in the community. It provides day services that include self advocacy training and work skills and employment services and training.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Northern Rocky Mountain
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Montana
This program helps individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities explore their strengths, abilities, and interests; explore future careers; and build their skills.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Behavioral Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This five-day camp is designed to expose middle school girls with disabilities (6th-9th grades in the fall) to STEM topics, including hands-on activities and experiments.
Operating Entity: PACER Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program assists young people with early onset psychiatric disabilities by helping them obtain and maintain employment. It is a collaboration between the Center for Human Development and the Oregon Health Authority, with input from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
This program helps students with disabilities obtain academic credits outside of their traditional school walls. Students are matched with professions and learn more about the skills and education required to be successful in that field. Classroom skills training includes resume building, mock interviews, appropriate work-site behavior, and professionalism.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Hampshire
EDSN serves as an employment agency that helps people with disabilities obtain integrated, competitive employment with a wide range of private sector employers.
Operating Entity: Easterseals DC MD VA
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
EDSN serves as an employment agency that helps people with disabilities obtain integrated, competitive employment with a wide range of private sector employers.
Operating Entity: Easterseals DC MD VA
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Virginia
This program works with project partners to increase career planning, work pathways, job opportunities and employment outcomes for transition age youth with disabilities in Orange County. It provides resources and toolkits around higher education, financial literacy, and career paths.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Southern California
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: California
This program works with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) to help students transition from school to the world of work and community services. This includes providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) beginning as early as age 14.
Operating Entity: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program assists school administrators and teachers in helping students with disabilities explore career paths and future employment opportunities, increase their knowledge and use of community resources, enhance their self-determination skills, and more. The program also assists students in obtaining volunteer and paid employment positions. The program is run in partnership with the District of Columbia Public Schools Transition Program.
Operating Entity: The Arc of the District of Columbia
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program helps Arizona residents who are blind prepare for employment or educational opportunities. These services include career exploration, job readiness, job development, remedial education, tuition and supply assistance, reader and note taker services, tutoring, GED preparation, and alternative media.
Operating Entity: SAAVI Services for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
The EmployAbility Clinic is dedicated to helping students and individuals with disabilities attain their employment goals. Services include Pre-Employment Transition Services, employment skills assessments, social skills classes, job development activities (including resume building and interview skills development), job coaching, and ongoing support.
Operating Entity: Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Utah
This program provides a range of services to assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for and attaining work. Services include vocational evaluation, assistance preparing for interviews, job placement services, job coaching, supported employment, employment skills technology training, preparation for jobs in the janitorial industry, and more.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Connecticut
EEP provides supported employment services to individuals with disabilities to help them find and maintain competitive employment.
Operating Entity: Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program matches people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to unpaid internships at Temple University Hospital and Temple’s University Main Campus in Philadelphia with a goal of achieving long-term, part-time employment.
Operating Entity: Temple University, Institute on Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
This program connects college students with blindness or visual impairment with career-specific mentors six months before graduation. All mentors are legally blind, and help prepare participants for workforce challenges unique to blindness. Additionally, participants receive Mississippi State University credit for participating in this program.
Operating Entity: Mississippi State University, National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Mississippi
The Employment Opportunities Program (EOP) enables individuals with the most significant disabilities who need on-going support to maintain competitive employment after stability has been achieved and who are not eligible for on-going employment support from other sources.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program helps individuals with disabilities identify jobs in the community and provides the supports needed for individuals to succeed. Services include job coaching, goal setting, soft skills training, and organizing internships or volunteer positions.
Operating Entity: The Arc of Delaware
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Delaware
This program helps individuals find employment opportunities in the community at minimum wage or higher. Services are designed to help individuals identify skills and interests, develop relationships with community businesses, and ultimately carve out a long-term career path.
Operating Entity: Mandy’s Farm
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program provides a range of supported employment services to people with disabilities, including assessment, job development, job placement, job coaching and other supports necessary to achieve and maintain employment.
Operating Entity: The Arc of the District of Columbia
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
These services help individuals with visual impairment or blindness develop the skills and confidence to join the workforce. Services include job readiness and skills assessments, career exploration and counseling, job shadowing, job coaching, and more.
Operating Entity: BLIND, Inc.
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
These programs provide a range of employment supports for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including computer training, direct job placement, job development, supported employment, vocational evaluation, and rehabilitation engineering (which involves the use of adaptive or assistive technology to help individuals maintain their current employment or to obtain new employment).
Operating Entity: Lighthouse for the Blind & Low Vision
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
This program provides workforce development, job skills training, and job placement services to help people who are deaf or blind enhance their employment skills.
Operating Entity: Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, E.H. Gentry Program
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alabama
This program connects qualified job seekers who are blind or visually impaired with employers. Participants receive job placement and job coaching services, with assistance throughout the job search process. Additionally, this program involves a post-hire follow-up discussion, in order to ensure that job opportunities are fitted to individual needs.
Operating Entity: Foundation for Blind Children
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program creates and prepares work settings that promote the most independent work for individuals with disabilities, based on individualized plans to guide clients to their fullest potential.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Colorado
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Colorado
This program assists individuals with mental health conditions in assessing their job interests and skills, identifying jobs in the community which match those interests, and securing work. Individuals can also receive on-the-job support in their place of employment.
Operating Entity: Mental Health Connecticut
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program trains clients who are visually impaired or blind on job readiness skills. Specific services include vocational and situational assessments, resume support, interviewing skills development, job development, job placement and retention services, job coaching services, job accommodation support, and travel training.
Operating Entity: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program connects individuals with disabilities (primarily those with intellectual and developmental disabilities) with employment opportunities in Hawai’i by examining job seekers’ strengths, interests, and skills.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Hawai’i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides a range of employment training services in a classroom setting, including vocational assessments, benefits planning counseling, job skill development and maintenance, job development and placement, job coaching, pre-vocational training, and employer advocacy and support.
Operating Entity: The Arc in Hawai’i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides training and work experience to individuals with disabilities, including pre-employment assessments, occupational skills training, practical work experience, job coaching, and essential soft skills in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. They also connect participants with local employers.
Operating Entity: Lanakila Pacific
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
These services include Pre-Employment Training Services and Community Work Transition Services, which help high school students ages 14-21 become college or career ready by graduation. Other services include Supported Employment and Employment and Retention, which provide job coaching and assistance with job applications, resumes, interview skills, and more.
Operating Entity: Easterseals West Kentucky
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Kentucky
This program provides a variety of services to graduates of Workforce and Technology Center training programs and other individuals with disabilities. Services include job search assistance, cover letter and resume development, interviewing skills preparation, career search skills, business etiquette training, networking and job development, and education on how to disclose disabilities and request accommodations. ​
Operating Entity: Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maryland
Employment Specialists provide individuals with visual impairments assistance in the job search process. Direct services to a job seeker include resume development, cover letter and business correspondence creation, mock interviewing, and employment networking strategies.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides assistance and training to help individuals with developmental disabilities maintain and improve their skills in vocational activities and enhance their social and personal development and well-being within the context of vocational goals. These services develop paid employment opportunities in integrated settings.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Developmental Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program provides a range of vocational services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including assistance with developing job skills, writing a resume, completing job applications, interviewing, and getting to work.
Operating Entity: State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program provides guidance and counseling, transition services, job search and placement, assistive technology and equipment, as well as other services tailored to the specific needs of individuals with disabilities. It also provides various resources to help people attend state community colleges and career/technical schools, including tuition, fees, books, tools, uniforms, and supplies.
Operating Entity: New Mexico Public Education Department, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program helps individuals with disabilities find and maintain work, including through pre-employment programs, an internship program, help with job searches, on-the-job support, and more.
Operating Entity: Starbridge
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New York
This program supports individuals with disabilities in developing the necessary skills to obtain work in the community, find a suitable job, and succeed in the workplace. Prevocational services focus on identifying vocational interests and sharpening job-specific skills and global job skills, such as employer expectations and workplace behavior.
Operating Entity: The Arc of New York
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New York
This program assists individuals with disabilities in assessing job interests and locating jobs, obtaining employment, and maintaining employment.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Goodwill of North Dakota
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: North Dakota
This program supports people of working age who have developmental disabilities to achieve competitive integrated employment. Services include assessment, job development and placement, as well as on the job training and supports.
Operating Entity: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Service Division (DDSD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program offers a range of employment services for individuals with disabilities, such as a work-based learning experience program, supported employment and job coaching, and school to work transition services.
Operating Entity: Mountain State Centers for Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: West Virginia
Employment Specialists help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find and maintain competitive integrated employment in the Austin community. Services include supported employment, job placement, work experience, job skills training, and more.
Operating Entity: The Arc – Capital Area
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
This program helps adults with disabilities find and keep jobs through one-on-one support. All services are provided free of charge.
Operating Entity: Easterseals – Central Texas
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
This program helps people with disabilities find a job, keep working, or advance professionally. Activities include career assessment, counseling, education, job readiness training, job placement assistance, and assistive technology evaluation and training.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program seeks to economically empower people with disabilities by helping them build sustainable businesses. The program offers mentoring, employment and entrepreneurship workshops, art classes, and hosts an online shop where artists can sell their work.
Operating Entity: Synergies Work
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Georgia
This program offers Supported Employment and Prevocational Services to assist people with developmental disabilities in finding paid competitive jobs in the community (including internships). Services include job coaching, travel training, assistance with technological aids, counseling, and job placement.
Operating Entity: New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
This program prepares people with disabilities to find and keep a job through services like career exploration, job search assistance, job placement, and coaching. It also includes school-to-work transition services, as well as supported employment services.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Alaska
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alaska
Employment Works provides job placement services to adults and youth with disabilities through referrals from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Ticket to Work and in collaboration with community service providers. Services include assistance with job search and job placement, help developing job-seeking skills, and post-employment support.
Operating Entity: Ability Connection Colorado
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Colorado
This job readiness program utilizes technology in schools and community centers to provide training to students with disabilities ages 14 to 24 to prepare them for future employment. The program introduces students to job search engines and the online job application process, and offers hands-on experience with technology students might find in the workplace.
Operating Entity: Easterseals – Central Texas
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides services to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities become employed and live independently. It follows an integrated, home and community-based services program, aligning incentives toward promoting and supporting integrated, competitive employment and independent living.
Operating Entity: Tennessee Division of TennCare
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program provides coordinated vocational employment services, including industry-specific training programs, to adults ages 21 and older with developmental disabilities.
Operating Entity: State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program assists participants in exploring goals and strengths, building employment and career readiness skills, shadowing professionals and trying out jobs, and succeeding in their roles.
Operating Entity: Goodwill/Easterseals Minnesota (GESMN)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program offers a range of services – including occupational counseling, re-employment services, employment services, and referrals – to help connect employers and job applicants, and pays special attention to serving people with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources (PRDOLHR)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
Easterseals assists people with disabilities in preparing for and obtaining work, including through skills and interest assessments, skills development trainings, and ongoing support.
Operating Entity: Easterseals – Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Delaware
This program provides a variety of services to help people with disabilities address employment challenges and achieve personal goals. Services include temporary job placement in Easterseals industries, assignment of a job coach, transportations supports, and more.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Georgia
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Georgia
Easterseals New Jersey offers a range of services – including pre-vocational evaluation, work adjustment training, school to work transition, supported employment, extended employment, and job placement services – at two employment sites located in Central and Southern New Jersey.
Operating Entity: Easterseals New Jersey
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program includes internship programs and job training and coaching services to help people with disabilities attain employment. It also includes the Latino Connection program, which provides training and education to Latino and non-native English speaking participants focusing on employment.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Oregon
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Oregon
This program provides support to people with disabilities to enhance their employability. Services include employment preparation, volunteer work, and one-to-one support.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Washington
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Washington
This program provides supported employment services to Rhode Island residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It focuses on providing work readiness training, preparing participants for careers playing to their strengths, developing community ties, counseling participants on career options, and engaging participants in customized training for their selected job.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Rhode Island
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program offers a number of virtual and in-person day-long trainings to help transition-age youth with disabilities acquire necessary skills. Topics include learning to navigate employment networks, creating and setting boundaries in adult relationships, learning to live independently, and more.
Operating Entity: Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Kansas
This program helps out-of-school youth with disabilities find jobs in competitive integrated settings. Participants are connected with entry-level jobs with a chance for advancement, and the program compensates employers for payroll expenses.
Operating Entity: Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Kansas
This program provides work-based learning experiences to high school students with disabilities to help them attain competitive integrated post-secondary employment and education. Services are provided at five high schools in the Bangor area.
Operating Entity: Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Maine
Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation and the Nebraska Department of Education’s Special Education division offer enhanced transitions services for students with disabilities, including around benefits planning in relation to career choices, communicating disability-related work support and accommodation needs, and finding and requesting support or accommodations in education, training, and employment settings.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program is a daily work experience service for individuals with disabilities who are not quite ready for integrated community-based training programs. Participants work at the Fletcher Jones Imports Car Wash in a part-time capacity. After completing this program, participants transfer into advanced vocational training programs or obtain a wage-paying job.
Operating Entity: Opportunity Village
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nevada
This postsecondary vocational training program provides 10-13 week training sessions in hospitality, food service, healthcare, and inventory distribution to help individuals with disabilities master key job skills and gain valuable work experience through an internship. It also includes Camp EGTI, which is focused on assisting youth with disabilities in their transitions from school to adulthood, as well as two-day Career Sampling sessions, which enable participants to shadow employees and perform portions of the job.
Operating Entity: The Arc of Indiana
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program helps adolescents and young adults with disabilities to transition from school into productive employment. Services include strengths assessments and planning. It is a collaboration between the Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Oregon.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
This program provides vocational, psychological, transitional, and driver education services to assist individuals with disabilities in living and working independently.
Operating Entity: Southern Illinois University Carbondale, School of Education, Rehabilitation Institute
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Illinois
Exceptional Works is a continuum of employment services to help individuals with developmental disabilities find, secure and maintain employment in the community. The program includes work readiness classes; vocational training in computer literacy, culinary arts, janitorial services, retail sales and warehouse operations; a College Classroom Program; paid work experience; and more.
Operating Entity: Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: California
Express Yourself! Art is an art, recreational, and vocational program that seeks to give individuals with disabilities skills to express themselves, explore creative interests, and discover career opportunities in the arts. The program also helps individuals with disabilities build confidence and leadership abilities.
Operating Entity: Mississippi State University, T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program provides employment support to individuals with significant disabilities. The program works with community rehabilitation providers to provide long-term support services to help individuals keep their jobs or advance their careers.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides additional and continuous employment support to some Vocational Rehabilitation clients, including ongoing job coaching to help participants overcome unique work barriers.
Operating Entity: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Disability Employment and Transitions Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Montana
These programs provide services to help people with the most severe disabilities maintain jobs in community-based supported employment settings. Programs include a Basic Extended Support Program and a Brain Injury Extended Support Program.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
This mentoring program pairs college and high school students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD with similarly-labeled middle school students, to help the younger students embrace their learning differences and develop social-emotional skills that promote their academic and personal success, such as confidence, self-advocacy skills, and perseverance.
Operating Entity: University of Southern California
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: California
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Georgia
This program helps train youth with disabilities to be farmers, and helps individuals with developmental disabilities become entrepreneurs of agribusiness. Career training opportunities include farm management, packing shed management, food safety, and alternative production methods such as aquaponics. The program gives graduates discounts on aquaponics or other agricultural systems, to facilitate a career in agriculture.
Operating Entity: Milestone Cooperative
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program helps students with disabilities prepare for postsecondary education and employment. Services include exploring students’ options for post-secondary education and/or employment by gaining job seeking skills, finding job shadow or internships in the community, and/or obtaining community employment while still in school.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
FACT provides intensive, community-based treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness who have not responded well to traditional treatment. The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides staff liaisons to help serve this group of customers in a comprehensive manner.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Children and Families, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This initiative seeks to mobilize personal support networks for people with disabilities. During a 24-month program, participants complete a self-paced online course, engage in in-person learning forums, and receive ongoing mentoring and support. Participants receive training in community involvement, decision-making job finding, and other areas.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program provides workforce training and education to at-risk population groups, including individuals with disabilities. It helps participants attain careers in targeted industries, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare, information technology, logistics, and energy. Participants receive counseling services, literacy training, job skills training, high school equivalency services, work experience, and more.
Operating Entity: Northeast Mississippi Community College
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Mississippi
GATE is a five-month program that provides adults with disabilities an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience through strategic relationships with companies that have specific job needs. It is a partnership between United Ability of Greater Birmingham, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
GIB employs people who are blind in two locations across the state.
Operating Entity: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Georgia
This program funds supported employment and other day services for eligible graduating students who otherwise may not have received Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) services. This program earmarks funds in the DDA budget for eligible students leaving school, regardless of the severity of their situation and their relative need for immediate services.
Operating Entity: Maryland Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Administration
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maryland
This faith-based, three-year program helps students with intellectual disabilities develop independence skills and receive specific vocational training leading to employment in a college-like environment. It includes hands-on training in one of the following areas: Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Horticulture.
Operating Entity: Green Oaks School
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
Every February Vocational Rehabilitation business specialists, transition specialists from the University of Missouri College of Education, local education agencies, and businesses provide job shadowing opportunities to students with disabilities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
This group home living opportunity enables adults to participate in local employment programs and workshops. Services also include trainings on self-advocacy, social integration, community access, and other topics.
Operating Entity: In-Pact
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program offers levels of training for youth with autism, culminating in experiential learning and internship opportunities.
Operating Entity: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Medicine
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Indiana
This program supports transition-aged youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving a fulfilling and self-empowered adult life. HEELS Prep provides career exploration, self-management, social participation, independent living and safety programs. HEELS UP is an abridged inclusive postsecondary education program. The HEELS Bridge program bridges the transition to higher education. The program is a collaboration between the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, TEACCH Autism Program, Kidpower International, and other University of North Carolina and community partners.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
This after-school and summer inclusion program focuses on increasing graduation rates and decreasing drop-out rates for youth with and without disabilities ages 14-21. It provides academic, transition, social, behavioral, and other supports. ​
Operating Entity: Hispanos Unidos para Niños Excepcionales (Philadelphia HUNE, Inc.)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
This program helps individuals with intellectual disabilities develop, strengthen, and maintain daily living and work skills through seven Transitional Service Centers. Employment Trainers work with clients to help them achieve their employment goals.
Operating Entity: Puerto Rico Department of Health, Division of Services for People with Intellectual Disability (DSPID) Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
This program provides training and outreach services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, virtually and in person. Trainings and presentations focus on hearing loss, communication skills, assistive technology, self-advocacy, the ADA, employment, and more.
Operating Entity: Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arizona
This program provides a range of services to residents at the Access Center for Independent Living, including around advocacy leadership, youth transition, independent living, and employment preparation. It also offers peer support groups.
Operating Entity: Access to Independence Hawai’i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides trainings to help individuals with disabilities achieve full community integration. One focus area is Working Well with a Disability, which prepares individuals to enjoy fully integrated employment and develop healthy work relationships.
Operating Entity: University of Montana, Rural Institute on Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Montana
HELP-Link is a free workforce program for Montanans covered by Medicaid, which connects Medicaid enrollees with high quality workforce training, employment services and job openings in local communities. Services include assistance with resumes, cover letters, job applications, interview skills, and more.
Operating Entity: Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Montana
HSHT is designed to provide high school students with all types of disabilities the opportunity to explore jobs or postsecondary education leading to technology- related careers. HSHT links youth to a range of academic, career development, and experiential resources and experiences.
Operating Entity: The Able Trust
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
The North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind co-sponsor an annual summer program for students who are blind or visually impaired and who are currently in grades 9-12. It focuses on lessons regarding college and employment readiness, including higher education access and employment skills such as interviewing and job research.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Dakota
This program helps students who are blind, deaf, or deaf-blind prepare to transition out of high school. Based on a student’s IEP, they may take classes focus on life skills, applied math, employability, cooking, and career exploration. The program may also include job shadowing and employment opportunities.
Operating Entity: Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Montana
This program offers two types of employment services to individuals with disabilities. The first is Employment Assistance, which helps people find competitive, integrated employment. The second is Supported Employment which helps people maintain their current employment.
Operating Entity: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Texas
This two-semester training program provides instruction and support to help individuals with disabilities gain the necessary skills and experiences to successfully transition into competitive integrated employment in the horticulture industry. The program focuses on five core Pre-ETS areas: career exploration, work-based learning, job readiness, self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: Texas A&M University, Center on Disability and Development
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Texas
The Arkansas Department of Human Services has five human development centers throughout Arkansas for individuals with severe developmental disabilities. The Centers provide vocational training, work experience, and job opportunities, among other services.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program offers support and services for Mississippi residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. Eligible participants receive day service supports, pre-vocational support to explore job opportunities, supported employment services, and supported living services.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program is a work-readiness camp and post-secondary transition program for students ages 15 to 21 who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students engage in four weeks of paid work experience and learn how to find and secure long-term employment and about the skills and technology that might help them in the pursuit.
Operating Entity: Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
This program trains individuals who are blind or visually impaired for careers in information technology and computer science. The program covers computer repair, software and operating systems, network administration, information security, cloud computing, and troubleshooting devices.
Operating Entity: Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program matches students with disabilities to workplace mentors according to their expressed career interests. Students experience a typical day on the job and learn how to prepare to enter the world of work.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
IDYLF is a six-day, hands-on career and civic leadership program for young adults 16-21 with disabilities. It provides participants the opportunity to learn full citizenship skills, including advocacy, leadership, community participation and employment skills.
Operating Entity: Idaho State Independent Living Council
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Idaho
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
This one-week camp teaches high school junior and seniors with disabilities various technology skills and interviewing skills and prepares them for a career in the filmmaking industry. It is a collaboration with the Inclusion Film Company.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program includes six inclusive higher education programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities on college campuses across Tennessee. These non-degree programs enable students to take college courses, have internships and jobs, and build relationships with their peers, with the goal of developing employment and independent living skills and experiencing a variety of potential work environments.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
A number of colleges and universities in the state offer programs where students with intellectual disabilities enroll in college courses with their degree-seeking peers and experience internships and gainful employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
This commercial cleaning service is operated by Easterseals New Hampshire and employs veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals without disabilities who provide quality floor care and custodial services to businesses throughout New Hampshire.
Operating Entity: Easterseals New Hampshire
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arizona
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Delaware
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Georgia
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Idaho
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Indiana
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kansas
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: Alpha One
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Maine
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maryland
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: LIFE (Living Independence for Everyone) of Mississippi
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Montana
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Dakota
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Ohio
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: Ocean State Center for Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Utah
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity: Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Vermont
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Virginia
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Washington
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program provides a range of independent living services to people with disabilities at Centers for Independent Living across the state. Services include help connecting to local services, assistance with job searches, local transit skills training, assistive technology help, peer mentoring support, assistance with school-to-career transitions, self-advocacy help, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wyoming
This program helps legally blind individuals develop independent living skills. Program counselors provide orientation and mobility training, Rehabilitation Teaching, Children’s Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation services. Other areas of instruction include financial management and independent travel skills.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program helps people who are both deaf and developmentally disabled to enhance their self-sufficiency through pre-vocational and day habilitation activities.
Operating Entity: Deaf Reach
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program helps individuals with disabilities develop a variety of independent living skills, such as using assistive technology, navigating transportation, transitioning from school, managing money, and searching for work.
Operating Entity: Appalachian Center for Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Indiana
This program provides support to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities with one-to-one services tailored to their needs in acquiring and maintaining daily living skills (including employment skills).
Operating Entity: Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities access and maintain employment in the community. Participants receive assistance on employment planning, job coaching, and problem solving.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Behavioral Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program assists individuals with disabilities in seeking, securing, and maintaining employment. Services include career planning, resume development, training, and more.
Operating Entity: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program helps people with severe mental illness find competitive community employment and provides ongoing, individualized services with a focus on employment. Services include personalized benefits counseling, ongoing treatment to manage medications, and peer support.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
IPS is a program that helps people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders find and keep jobs. It is offered in collaboration between the Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, as well as at mental health centers throughout the state.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
This program helps people with mental health conditions find and keep meaningful work. It is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Divisions of Mental Health and Rehabilitation Services.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
This program helps individuals with mental illness find and keep jobs. Components of the program include integration of supported employment with treatment, attention to client preferences, benefits counseling, rapid job search, systematic job development, and time-unlimited support.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Michigan
This program places people with severe mental illness in competitive employment, with supportive on-site assistance as needed. IPS is a collaboration between the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) and the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD).
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program helps people with mental illness find and keep jobs, through a rapid job search, time-unlimited job support, and benefits counseling. Services are provided in 21 counties through ten employment agencies.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program provides supported employment services to individuals with mental illness and substance-related disorders, including those with other diagnoses.
Operating Entity: Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Division of Mental Health Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program assists people with serious mental illness in obtaining and maintaining competitive jobs based upon their preferences.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Mental Health, Office of Mental Illness Community Programs
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to job applicants with disabilities, including around career preparation, job coaching and general support.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Michigan
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Michigan
This program helps people with serious and persistent mental health illnesses find work. Services include functional assessment, individualized career planning, job skill acquisition, job placement, job development, and non-time-limited supports necessary to maintain and advance in employment. It is a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
Family to Family Network helps individuals with disabilities navigate life as a young person and find success in adulthood. The program also provides support to family members. Services include case management, referrals to community resources, support groups, Pre-Employment Transition Services, and more.
Operating Entity: Family to Family Network
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides a variety of specialized services to help people with disabilities prepare for, find, and maintain meaningful employment. These services include job readiness training, job coaching, job development, placement services, long term employment supports, and job skills classes and workshops.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Northern Rocky Mountain
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Montana
This program provides services and counseling to help people with disabilities obtain competitive employment. Hawai’i Division of Vocational Rehabilitation also connects participants with local employers and work opportunities.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program supports eligible individuals with disabilities in preparing for and obtaining competitive employment, including exploring the possibilities of self-employment or owning a small business.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Michigan Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Michigan
These trainings help prepare and place people with disabilities into computer-related fields, including customer service and office support, computer-aided drafting, networking and server support, and jobs that require the Microsoft Office suite.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program provides opportunities for individuals who are deafblind to work in a supported environment where they learn organizational skills and have an opportunity to coordinate programs and events.
Operating Entity: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program expands vocational rehabilitation and Pre-Employment Transition services by enabling community college team members to collaborate with Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and provide career readiness and career exploration services to school districts where gaps are identified.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
Job Club is a safe place where young adults and adults with disabilities who are working or want to work come together to share their experiences and problem solve together. Job Club topics have included skill identification, turning hobbies into paid work, resume writing, dressing for success, interview skills, working with difficult bosses, customer and co-workers, and more.
Operating Entity: The Arc of Tennessee
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Tennessee
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired in developing and refining skills that will enhance their ability to enter and maintain employment. Counseling activities may include assessments to determine a person’s strengths and support needs as related to a job – from technology use to activities of daily living – and then creating a training plan.
Operating Entity: Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Washington
This program is designed to prepare students with disabilities for competitive employment. Participants train in a group setting with an Opportunity Village training instructor and attend different work sites, rotating between sites every nine weeks. It is a collaboration between Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
JET is a summer learning program for students with disabilities, which provides different work experiences and job readiness classroom instruction. The 2019 program was run in collaboration with the Birmingham Zoo.
Operating Entity: Workshops, Inc.
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alabama
This program helps individuals with disabilities find employment by offering the following services: resume and cover letter assistance, job leads, job coaching, job shadowing, skills identification, and more.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program trains and places individuals with disabilities into jobs, on behalf of the New Mexico Council for Purchasing from Persons With Disabilities.
Operating Entity: Horizons of New Mexico
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program assists individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in obtaining meaningful employment and living skills to achieve community inclusion, independence, and productivity. This program involves day habilitation, facility-based work training programs, prevocational services, and supported employment services.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nevada
This 10-part workshop series teaches students with disabilities the basic skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. Topics include self-discovery, job-readiness, job-seeking, and job-keeping.
Operating Entity: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Utah
JAG is a school-to-career program for at-risk high school youth (including those with disabilities), to keep them in school and provide work-based learning experiences. It includes both a Senior Year program (focused on youth in their last year of high school) and a Multi-Year Program. It is operated with support from the Alabama Legislature and Governor’s Office, along with local school districts, Career Tech Centers, and community and industry partners.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
This program helps individuals with disabilities, including substance use disorders, find employment with the assistance of a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This career and technical education program helps prepare students for continuing their education while earning certifications in high-wage career sectors. The program has been expanded to focus on students with disabilities in particular, through the New Skills for Youth grant.
Operating Entity: Louisiana Department of Education
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Louisiana
The Jump Start Program is a three week camp that provides high school students who are blind or visually impaired (ages 16-21) with soft skills training. This includes job shadowing, independent living instruction, self-advocacy training, and more. The program also assists students in obtaining a part-time summer job after the program’s completion.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Division of Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program offers intensive assistance to youth transitioning to adulthood to help them access and succeed in employment, education, housing, positive relationships, community connections, and independent living. The program is available to youth ages 16 to 21 who are experiencing significant emotional or behavioral challenges that interfere with their potential. It is a collaboration between the Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Departments of Corrections, Mental Health, and Children and Families.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Vermont
This program prepares DC youth with disabilities to complete the DC Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) in inclusive workplaces, and to set and attain short- and long-term career goals. Services include case management, mentorship, and travel training.
Operating Entity: SchoolTalkDC
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program provides workforce services to people living in regions that lack a permanent workforce center, including career counseling, resume assistance, career development workshops, skills training, and more. Centers are ADA compliant and feature computer labs and internet access.
Operating Entity: Kansas Department of Commerce
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Kansas
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kansas
This program provides a range of vocational services to individuals with disabilities, including services specifically for transition-age youth. This includes offering Pre-Employment Transition Services, connecting youth with disabilities to employment opportunities, providing career counseling, empowering youth to earn high wage and in-demand jobs, and connecting with in-school services for youth with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Kansas Department for Children and Families, Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Kansas
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
This program provides paid summer employment to blind and visually impaired youth in a residential setting. It requires students to also secure internships in their local community, in order to make connections and expand their summer experience into year-long career exploration.
Operating Entity: Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Vermont
This program provides five comprehensive transition programs in the state, which help individuals with intellectual disabilities advance their academic and independent living skills in a college environment. These are Carolina LIFE, Clemson LIFE, Coastal Carolina LIFE, College of Charleston REACH, and Winthrop Think College. Counselors from the Vocational Rehabilitation Department monitor progress and assist with transition planning as students approach program completion.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Carolina
LEAP is a summer program designed to help students with disabilities gain the confidence and skills for independent living and employment.
Operating Entity: Texas A&M University, Center on Disability and Development
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Texas
This program involves an annual one-day session to help high school students with disabilities improve their employability skills and increase their likelihood of obtaining competitive employment. It is run by the Transition Services Liaison Project (TSLP), which is funded by the South Dakota Special Education Programs Office and Division of Rehabilitation Services and managed by Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (BHSSC).
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides students aged 16-21 with tools, training and resources to work competitively and forge a path to independence. Services include vocational and career counseling, job search tools, on-the-job and hands-on work experience, assistive technology services and training, school-to-work services, self-advocacy support and training, peer mentoring services, workplace readiness training, benefits counseling, and ongoing resource support.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
These training sessions are provided to individuals with disabilities in either one-on-one or small group training settings. Training topics include cooking and nutrition, empowerment through employment, financial literacy and money management, travel training, and more.
Operating Entity: Direct Arizona
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program offers adults with disabilities or deafness the opportunity to live and work as independently as possible in their communities. Services include skills training in independent living, work readiness, relationship building, self-advocacy, and health.
Operating Entity: Goodwill Northern New England
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Maine
This program teaches transition skills to youth (ages 14 to 21) who have visual impairment or blindness. Topics include self-exploration, career exploration, writing job applications and resumes, and succeeding at work.
Operating Entity: Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
These services assist individuals with significant disabilities with maintaining employment.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
Participants who complete Berkshire Hills’ Two-Year Transition Program may matriculate into the LIVE Program which expands on the skills developed in the two-year transition program and provides a more personalized approach aimed at achieving the individual’s specific goals. Services include vocational preparation and placement, supplemented by independent living classes and music enrichment activities.
Operating Entity: Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with combined hearing and vision loss. Services include supported employment, independent living services, employment connections, transition services, and more.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
MSU Access is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: Mississippi State University
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maine
This program trains and engages middle and high school students with disabilities from coastal Hancock County school districts in intertidal census work. Students are offered paid internships; receive training in the identification of invasive species, data collection, data management, and scientific protocol; are supervised by onsite mentors; and gain a variety of hands-on worksite skills. The program is a collaboration between the University of Maine’s Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and the Community Environmental Health Laboratory (CEHL) at MDI Biological Laboratory.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maine
MD-YLF is a week-long leadership program open to students with disabilities entering their final two years of high school. Activities take place on a college campus and help students gain leadership skills, plan for their careers, and learn about assistive technology and community supports.
Operating Entity: Independence Now
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Maryland
This program funds partnerships between local school districts and two- and four-year public colleges and universities in Massachusetts, to enable students to enroll in college while also receiving special education services through the school district. Program participants develop their capacities in career-planning, employment, and self-advocacy, including by engaging in paid work and internships.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides paid work-based learning experience and job readiness training for transition-age youth ages 14-24. The DC Department of Disability Services and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education collaborate with the Department of Employment Services to ensure youth with disabilities are identified early on and have the appropriate supports to be successful in their work experiences.
Operating Entity: DC Department of Employment Services (DOES)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program is provided by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and local county mental health field offices to help individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities enter or re-enter their community workforce. Services include work adjustment, employment preparation, job development, and job coaching.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This three-month program provides communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with disabilities. This includes skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication, as well as off-site group community service projects, site visits to places that employ those with disabilities, and opportunities to network.
Operating Entity: Dreams for Kids
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
This initiative will develop 1,024 Youth Registered Apprentices in the state and ensure at least 124 of those apprentices are youth with disabilities. The program is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Education Office of Career and Technical Education, and the Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity Rehabilitation Services.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
MEC provides career solutions and customized support for the Deaf, Deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing communities. Services include resume and cover letter development, job search assistance, ongoing job coaching and more. MEC is a collaboration between Rise Incorporated and Lifetrack.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
MYP serves low-income and at-risk youth (including those with disabilities) by providing hands-on opportunities to apply skills they learn in the classroom and engage in career exploration and counseling, work readiness skills, and financial literacy training. Nearly half of participants have a disability.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Office of Youth Development
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
These Centers provide onsite job services to people with disabilities, and provide additional access to remote job fairs and other employment and training events. The Centers are operated by CareerSource Florida, the statewide workforce policy and investment board consisting of the Department of Economic Opportunity, 24 local workforce development boards, and 100 career centers throughout the state.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
This program seeks to enrich the lives of youth with disabilities through the arts, as well as assisting participants in pursuing education, employment, and interdependence and developing self-advocacy skills. Specific programming includes improv comedy nights, dance and movement classes, all-abilities yoga classes, art groups and classes, and more.
Operating Entity: Summit Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Montana
This program helps youth with disabilities develop leadership skills, academic and career goals, a strong work ethic, and independence through technology, community support, and peer mentoring.
Operating Entity: Montana Youth Leadership Forum
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Montana
The program provides mentorship and work experiences to transition-age students who are blind or have low vision by connecting them to blind and visually impaired adults in various occupations who can help them navigate the transition years. Participants interact weekly with mentors, develop leadership skills, and participate in work-based experiential learning opportunities. The program is a collaboration between the Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the National Federation of the Blind (NFB).
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
This conference provides youth with disabilities the opportunity to network with other youth statewide and gain leadership skills. Youth also receive guidance and support for successful transitions from school to achieve their individual education, employment, recreational, and housing goals.
Operating Entity: Utah Statewide Independent Living Council
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Utah
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services leading to employment for the American Indian adults with disabilities in the Acoma and Laguna Pueblos. It is run through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and administered by New Vistas of Santa Fe.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
This one-day program assists high school juniors (including those with disabilities) in identifying their unique strengths and interests and the contributions they will bring to the workplace.
Operating Entity: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), Roosevelt Warm Springs/Cave Spring Center
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Georgia
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program provides youth with disabilities with a unique recreational experience that prepares them for school, work, and life inclusion. Participants learn about their disabilities, understand the importance of communication and listening skills, explore and share their talents and strengths, understand accommodations in the school and workplace, learn about independent living, and learn about the services necessary for job seeking and secondary education.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Nebraska
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nebraska
This annual two-day training helps transition-age students with disabilities develop leadership and self-determination skills. Conference sessions focus on helping students fulfill their post-secondary education, employment, and overall life goals.
Operating Entity: University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to immigrants and refugees with disabilities. The New Americans team consists of a lead rehabilitation counselor and two community liaison representatives.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program helps individuals who are blind obtain skills for increased self-confidence, empowerment, and employment. The program instructs participants in Braille and alternative communication formats, business practices, computers and assistive technology, mobility competencies, personal and home management, and more.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides services at 10 Career Centers in the state, through designated Disability Resource Coordinators, to help people with disabilities search for jobs, develop resumes, and complete job applications. It is jointly funded and administered by U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the Office of Disability Employment Policy.
Operating Entity: New York State Department of Labor
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
This program certifies disadvantaged youth (including those referred by a rehabilitation agency) for work, then provides counselors to connect youth to opportunities at participating businesses.
Operating Entity: New York State Department of Labor, Career Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Ohio
Ohio College2Careers provides academic and employment support to students with disabilities at 15 public colleges and universities in the state. Counselors are located within the disability services offices at colleges and assist students with career exploration and counseling, assistive technology, resume and interview preparation, internships and permanent employment, assistance navigating OhioMeansJobs resources, and connection to an expansive employer partner network.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This partnership between the Ohio Department of Education and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities increases the availability of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors for students with disabilities beginning at age 14 to improve post-school outcomes. Forty-three counselors partner with local education agencies to serve students with disabilities throughout the state.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Ohio
This program works with state agency departments to target and increase paid on the job training (OJT) limited term employment (LTE) internship opportunities for job seekers with disabilities. It also helps interns develop valuable experiences and references to prepare them to compete for LTE or permanent state agency positions.
Operating Entity: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program provides extensive training, assistance, and job coaching to individuals with disabilities, beyond what employers are able to provide. It also reimburses employers for a percentage of an Office of Vocational Rehabilitation client’s weekly wage for a specified period of time.
Operating Entity: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
This program helps students with disabilities engage in paid work experience and develop work readiness skills before exiting secondary education. It is a collaborative effort between local school districts and Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program helps people with developmental disabilities develop work skills (through completion of production-oriented tasks) and prepare for community employment through a readiness training curriculum, which teaches professionalism and interview skills, as well as other transferable job skills.
Operating Entity: Bona Vista
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program provides services to transition-age youth with disabilities to support their employment or career-related postsecondary education or training goals. It services include individualized planning, academic and vocational instruction, instruction in independent living, career development services, and connection to paid employment opportunities. It is a collaboration between the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Oregon Department of Education, and the University of Oregon.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
This program assists job seekers who are visually impaired and blind to adjust to their vision loss and acquire the skills and tools necessary to pursue competitive integrated employment. Training is provided in daily living skills including cooking, independent travel, Braille and communication, assistive technology use, and the work readiness skills.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
This in-depth residential training program provides people who are blind or visually impaired with training and assistance on how to adapt to employment opportunities, utilize adaptive devices, explore career options, and develop various other career preparatory skills. Clients can also learn specific trades, such as woodworking.
Operating Entity: Oregon Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oregon
This program provides a range of vocational services to individuals with disabilities, including supported employment services, post-employment and sustained employment services, trainings around vocational and personal adjustments, personal assistance services, and interpretation and reading services.
Operating Entity: Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (PRVRA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
These programs assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment. Specific programs include the Adults Vocational Program, which provides job readiness trainings, job placement assistance, and other resources, as well as Vocational Evaluation Services, which provide a comprehensive assessment of a person’s vocational aptitudes.
Operating Entity: Easterseals of Alabama
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alabama
OSYES helps out-of-school and unemployed youth and young adults with disabilities, ages 16 to 24, get back on the path to self-sufficiency through the development of job skills and career pathway planning.
Operating Entity: State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program utilizes a variety of services to help youth with barriers to employment (including youth with disabilities) in the Denver Metro Area succeed through career exploration, education, training and support services. Services focus on transition to post-secondary education, career exploration, job readiness, and training services.
Operating Entity: Ability Connection Colorado
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Colorado
This program offers multiple courses to expose students with disabilities to postsecondary education and apprenticeship trainings. It combines Pre-Employment Transition Services with “hands-on learning” in fields such as culinary, carpentry, and welding. It is a partnership between the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center, EXCEL AK, and Voyage to Excellence Career and Technical Education program.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
This pre-vocational program seeks to empower individuals with developmental disabilities by providing them with tools to expand their vocational skills through opportunities set in a supervised environment.
Operating Entity: PEAK Community Services
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program provides paid job training opportunities for people with disabilities through The Easterseals Lawn & Landscape company. Paid Job Trainees may also seek additional support from the Easterseals onsite Transitions Team, including mental health counseling services and referrals to community services.
Operating Entity: Easterseals – Central Texas
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
This program enables students to participate in one week of non-paid job readiness training to prepare for work, followed by a part-time paid experience for five weeks. On-the-job worksite trainers provide support to students as needed.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
This on-the-job training program helps individuals with disabilities achieve competitive employment. It includes classroom instruction, training at a community site, paid work experience, and coaching. It is a collaboration between Opportunity Village, the Desert Regional Center, and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
This program helps low-income teens and young adults with disabilities in Delaware prepare for work, find jobs, and succeed in the workplace. Services include career exploration and assessment, supported employment, benefits counseling, financial counseling, and assistive technology assistance.
Operating Entity: Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Delaware
This residential summer program provides Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind students with trainings and activities to increase independence in their school, home, community and work environments. This includes job shadowing, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Operating Entity: Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides classes and mentoring to help people with developmental disabilities share information and skills to attain employment. It is a collaboration between the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) and the Oregon Self Advocacy Coalition (OSAC).
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
PCEP is a two-day training for individuals with disabilities and their families that provides them the skills training and experiences necessary for a successful transition into postsecondary education and/or competitive integrated employment.
Operating Entity: Texas A&M University, Center on Disability and Development
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides an array of integrated rehabilitation, treatment, and support services to help people with serious mental illness manage their illness and live successfully in their communities, including finding and keeping a job.
Operating Entity: New York State Office of Mental Health
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
These three-day programs include Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) self-advocacy and work readiness skills training activities to help students with disabilities develop self-esteem and leadership skills. Phlight Clubs are provided as a partnership between the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Brightways Learning.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
This statewide project assists young adults with developmental disabilities and their families in charting a life course for adulthood. The program offers a variety of resources including informational sessions, webinars, and resource guides/materials related to postsecondary education, employment, and self-direction. The program also runs monthly student and parent clubs and coordinates various transition events throughout the year.
Operating Entity: The Arc of New Jersey
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program provides ongoing employment support to individuals with disabilities for one full year. Employment Monitors check in and can assist with transportation, job retention, career advancement, financial wellness, and more.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Nebraska
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nebraska
PERT is a school-to-work transition initiative that includes various assessments, as well as a Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Career Day, a Transition Academy, and a Manufacturing Academy.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This program provides services to school staff, families, and communities to support students with disabilities transitioning into adulthood. Activities include postsecondary education, vocational education, integrated employment (including supported employment), continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living or community participation.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Education, Exceptional Support Branch
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
This three-semester program enables students with disabilities to take classes at Delgado Community College related to specific apprenticeship areas, participate in career development activities, learn community and work skills, and gain employment experience through two 10-week paid internships or apprenticeships. It is a collaboration between the Louisiana State University Human Development Center, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Delgado Community College, public school systems, and employers in the New Orleans metro area.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arizona
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arkansas
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Georgia
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Idaho
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Indiana
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kansas
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maryland
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Massachusetts
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Montana
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Hampshire
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Jersey
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Ohio
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oklahoma
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Rhode Island
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Carolina
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Texas
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Utah
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Vermont
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Virginia
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Washington
These programs offer students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in the social life of a college campus.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
PERT is a five-day, school-to-work transition program that enables students with disabilities to explore multiple areas of interest through hands-on assessments while living on campus at the Michigan Career & Technical Institute (MCTI). It is offered through Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) at MCTI.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
The Postsecondary Supports Project is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai’i, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Hawaii
The Division of Rehabilitation Services works with students, youth, families, schools and community agencies and organizations to provide services that promote successful transitions from school to work and adult life. Services are delivered in collaboration with the Department of Education and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs).
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
PREP is a nine-week introductory program designed to provide clients with introductory exposure to soft skills relating to securing employment, interpersonal interactions, and independent living.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arizona
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arkansas
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Delaware
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: District of Columbia
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Georgia
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Hawaii
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Idaho
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Indiana
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kansas
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maine
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maryland
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Massachusetts
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Mississippi
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Montana
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Hampshire
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Jersey
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Dakota
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Ohio
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oklahoma
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Rhode Island
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Carolina
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Dakota
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Texas
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Utah
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Vermont
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Virginia
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Washington
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: West Virginia
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
Pre-ETS assist students with disabilities in identifying career interests and developing skills to be successful in the workplace. This includes five required activities: job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness training, counseling on comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs, and instruction in self-advocacy.
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Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wyoming
This program offers workshops and daily activities on a farm, as well as community activities, to help clients build life skills and form meaningful relationships in the community. Clients take part in service learning, farmer’s market sales, and extensive recreational activities.
Operating Entity: Mandy’s Farm
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program provides youth with disabilities the opportunity to experience the community through work-based learning, volunteer opportunities and recreation and leisure activities. The primary emphasis is on integrated community activities designed to promote employment readiness.
Operating Entity: Easterseals – Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Delaware
This program provides comprehensive job training and other job-related services for individuals with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities. It focuses on providing careers in gardening and lawn care, janitorial services, automotive maintenance, and carpentry. It also prepares participants with job seeking skills, such as completing job applications, creating resumes, mock interviews, job fairs, and more.
Operating Entity: REM Mississippi
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Mississippi
Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources offer work-based learning experiences for students with disabilities at Parks and Recreation Division sites.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
Progressive employment consists of short-term placement opportunities that allow individuals to try out a new work scenario, build valuable skills, and demonstrate their capabilities to employers. Work placement opportunities can include everything from an informational interview and company tour to job shadowing and short-term placements.
Operating Entity: Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Vermont
This program provides specialized services to female students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), including a peer mentoring program, individualized case management and vocational rehabilitation, and assistance with job placement and maintenance.
Operating Entity: Virginia Commonwealth University, Partnership for People with Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Virginia
Project CASE is designed to increase the numbers of individuals with disabilities who are working in fields like Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Culinary Arts. The program provides direct services to help individuals access necessary training and post-secondary educational opportunities, and uses Career Pathway Coordinators to reach employers who can provide work experiences such as job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships and job placement in these fields.
Operating Entity: Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Kentucky
This service helps youth with disabilities ages 18-24 with career exploration, college or occupational training preparation, resume writing, searching for jobs, paid work experience, transportation, and money management.
Operating Entity: Starbridge
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New York
This supported employment program connects people with disabilities to integrated employment opportunities in their community. Job Developers work closely with program participants to determine interests and aptitude, and connect them with appropriate employers. Job Coaching staff train participants in on-the-job skills and provide ongoing support.
Operating Entity: The Arc of New Jersey
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program provides Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities who live in the Pueblos of Jemez, Zia, Santa Ana, Sandia, Santo Domingo, and Cochiti, as well as students from Jemez Valley Walatowa Charter and Bernalillo school district. The work-based learning component provides opportunities for students to integrate with their communities to learn work skills. It is run by Jemez Vocational Rehabilitation in coordination with the New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program provides individual assistance, workshops, resources, and more to help youth and young adults with disabilities pursue meaningful careers, live as independently as possible, and enjoy inclusion at work and in the community. Guidance and information is also offered to families, and focuses on transition, employment, the role of vocational rehabilitation counselors, and more.
Operating Entity: PACER Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program provides individual assistance, workshops, resources, and more to help youth and young adults with disabilities pursue meaningful careers, live as independently as possible, and enjoy inclusion at work and in the community. Guidance and information is also offered to families, and focuses on transition, employment, the role of vocational rehabilitation counselors, and more.
Operating Entity: PACER Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Kentucky
This program provides individual assistance, workshops, resources, and more to help youth and young adults with disabilities pursue meaningful careers, live as independently as possible, and enjoy inclusion at work and in the community. Guidance and information is also offered to families, and focuses on transition, employment, the role of vocational rehabilitation counselors, and more.
Operating Entity: PACER Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides individual assistance, workshops, resources, and more to help youth and young adults with disabilities pursue meaningful careers, live as independently as possible, and enjoy inclusion at work and in the community. Guidance and information is also offered to families, and focuses on transition, employment, the role of vocational rehabilitation counselors, and more.
Operating Entity: PACER Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Ohio
This program provides intensive, direct support for youth with disabilities in New York City who are transitioning into adult life. Participants create and implement a practical plan designed to lead to job training, employment, higher education, or other community engagement.
Operating Entity: includeNYC
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New York
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arizona
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arkansas
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Delaware
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: District of Columbia
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Georgia
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Hawaii
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Idaho
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Indiana
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kansas
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Maryland
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Massachusetts
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Mississippi
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Montana
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nebraska
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Hampshire
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Jersey
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Ohio
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oklahoma
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Rhode Island
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Carolina
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Dakota
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Texas
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Vermont
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Virginia
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Washington
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: West Virginia
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wyoming
Project SEARCH is a one-year transition-to-work program for students with significant disabilities that includes classroom instruction, career exploration, and internship rotations. It is a collaboration between local businesses, state agencies, local school systems, and other entities, and is offered at several locations.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
Project Skills is a paid work experience program for high school students with disabilities. It provides participants the opportunity to learn different skills in a variety of job placements with the assistance of a job coach. It focuses on improving participants’ work history, references, and future job opportunities.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
Project Venture is a workplace-related simulation where high school students develop a business plan proposal and accompanying commercial. Students develop real-world skills such as working in groups, delegating, and problem solving as a way of preparing for the workforce or post-secondary education.
Operating Entity: The Able Trust
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
This program trains young adults ages 16-24 who are not attending school and who meet certain criteria (including having a disability) to develop skills and competencies demanded by the healthcare industry. The program includes 180 hours of training, leading to certificates and credentials. It is a WIOA Youth Program conducted in collaboration between the West Mid-Alabama Community Development Corporation, Shelton State Community College, and several county offices.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
This program provides numerous services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including assistive technology assessment and training, information and technology certification, orientation and adjustment to blindness, adaptive living skills training, supported education, vocational assessments, ASL training, orientation and mobility training, low vision evaluations, career exploration, and social and leisure skills development.
Operating Entity: Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program provides social and economic rehabilitation for people with various disabilities through remunerated work opportunities in nonprofit workshops.
Operating Entity: Puerto Rico Department of the Family
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
This program provides in-house opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to earn a paycheck. Participants create fused glass products, and are guided by instructors and volunteers.
Operating Entity: Reach Unlimited
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Texas
RAMP is a career-focused mentoring program for youth with disabilities who are currently involved with or are at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system. RAMP supports successful life transitions to employment, continued learning opportunities, and independent living through a variety of mentoring approaches.
Operating Entity: Ability Connection Colorado
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Colorado
At this yearly summer camp, high schoolers who are blind attend training center courses while living off-site in an apartment. The program helps students learn to live on their own, preparing them specifically for a college experience. Students also gain experience working at a job in a career field they are interested in.
Operating Entity: SAAVI Services for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
Nebraska VR provides financial support and consultation for five regional Transition Youth Conferences for students, aged 16-21, hosted at local community college sites. The conferences focus on employment, post-secondary educational opportunities, self-advocacy, utilizing community supports, and assistive technology.
Operating Entity: Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nebraska
The Rehabilitation Center provides a variety of prevocational and adjustment services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including around computer technology training, employability skills, adaptive devices, and more.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services (DBS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program offers rehabilitation services including vocational evaluation, situational assessments, training, and job readiness classes to prepare individuals with disabilities for employment. Clients have opportunities to engage with business through internships, externships, job tours, job shadowing, and mentoring. Services are offered at seventeen Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers (CTRCs) across the state.
Operating Entity: Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program provides a range of training and skill building opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, including around orientation and mobility, daily living, communication, counseling and vocational exploration, adjustment, and social skills.
Operating Entity: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This eight-week course helps individuals with disabilities build job skills for the retail industry, through an average of 10 hours of paid training per week. This includes hands-on work experience, employment readiness training, job placement assistance, and instruction on various topics.
Operating Entity: Goodwill/Easterseals Minnesota (GESMN)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides paid internships for people with disabilities, who work to train therapy animals and assist with therapy dog visitations in a variety of settings. Participants are also provided with Pre-Employment Services and will identify interests, abilities, talents, needs, learning style preferences, and goals towards employment. It is a collaboration between the Taos School District, New Mexico School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Assisted Dogs of the West, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
This residential campus provides opportunities for any student, particularly those with disabilities, to learn life skills and work towards professional certifications with the final goal of employment.
Operating Entity: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), Roosevelt Warm Springs/Cave Spring Center
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Georgia
Nevada Rural Regional Centers provide services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in rural regions. These services include service coordination, supported living, job and day training, family preservation and support, psychological services, and more.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and small business concepts to students with disabilities. Students work through setting a goal, developing a business plan, and putting the plan into action.
Operating Entity: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alaska
This program enables students to spend five days and four nights learning skills that will lead to successful employment. Students are exposed to jobs that focus on environmental science and participate in hands-on activities that teach scientific and ecological principles.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
STEPS is a resource center where young adults (ages 18-25) can receive mental health support. The program promotes self-advocacy, and offers opportunities for vocational, educational and social development.
Operating Entity: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This 12-week course prepares individuals ages 15 and up with a disability to work in the hospitality industry. The program offers classes, on-the-job training, certifications, and an opportunity to learn transferrable skills.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Florida
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Florida
STRIVE U is a postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities. It provides students an opportunity to take college classes, engage in career development and independent living activities, and participate in campus life.
Operating Entity: Southern Maine Community College
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Maine
SUCCEED is a post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities or autism. It focuses on education, campus life, career development, and student housing. While enrolled in the program, students receive support from SUCCEED staff and feedback from their peers, professors, and employers.
Operating Entity: Howard Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Vermont
This program provides direct and indirect services to help youth with disabilities transition from school to work and obtain successful employment.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program consists of pilot projects in five Utah school districts to help students with disabilities work toward competitive, integrated employment prior to graduation from high school. Teams work collaboratively to serve students and blend/braid funding so students can access wrap-around services needed to become employed and independent.
Operating Entity: Utah Department of Human Services, Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Utah
SWAP is designed to provide employment-related assistance to students and young adults with disabilities. The program teaches job seeking and job retention skills, and operates in all of Colorado’s local education agencies through collaborative agreements among the Colorado Department of Education, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and local school districts.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
This program pairs vocational rehabilitation counselors with school districts, parents, and students who are blind or visually impaired to develop a coordinated transition plan detailing the student’s current academic progress, interests, vocational goals, and needs.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
This program helps prepare students with special needs for post-graduation employment. Transition students explore career opportunities through job sampling at a variety of local businesses, which gives them real-life experience to better understand and participate in the world of work.
Operating Entity: The Arc Union County
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Jersey
This youth transition program connects students with disabilities to a job coach who works with them, their school, their parents, and the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation on their employment goals. The job coach will work with the individual on job hunting, resume and interview skills, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Washington
This program provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities and their families to meet with staff about concerns and participation in higher education, training, employment, or independent living.
Operating Entity: Colorado Department of Education, Office of Special Education
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Colorado
STEP is a work experience program that helps students with disabilities prepare to transition to employment and community participation during and after high school. Services include job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, counseling on post-secondary education, workplace readiness training, and instruction in self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
This program helps individuals with disabilities become self-employed, including by helping them develop business plans, cash flow projections, and personal budgets.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This program offers a variety of services to assist individuals with disabilities who want to be self-employed in navigating the business development process. This includes connecting consumers with a professional vendor network, made up of seasoned business experts, who can provide expertise and real-world knowledge and training to entrepreneurs.
Operating Entity: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Colorado
This program provides technical and financial assistance to help individuals with disabilities achieve self-sufficiency by starting, expanding, or purchasing a business. It is available to clients of Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) and Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB).
Operating Entity: Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Iowa
This program helps clients with disabilities pursue self-employment through a systematic, step-by-step process that includes helping clients understand the challenges of self-employment and assess their self-employment readiness.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Dakota
These services help people with disabilities develop and pursue self-employment opportunities, in the form of one-on-one assistance to evaluate business ideas, identify opportunities, develop business plans, and understand funding alternatives.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Wisconsin
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program is a partnership between Sephora, Capability Health, and the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation. It offers a 9-week training course for individuals with disabilities, with the opportunity to become a permanent Sephora employee who is held to the same standards as their peers and receives equal pay and benefits.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides vocational development, placement, and job retention services, primarily in conjunction with 10 Community Services Boards and Behavioral Health Authorities located throughout the Commonwealth.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This program helps students with disabilities prepare for the future, including by helping students identify their skills and abilities; coordinating Pre-Employment Transition Services, including summer employment and internships; referring students to programs at the Workforce & Technology Center; supporting college or technical school training; and helping students find a job that matches their strengths and interests.
Operating Entity: Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maryland
This program includes transition services for high school students who are blind or visually impaired; career counseling; summer transition programs; and vocational and college training.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program offers several services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including: vocational rehabilitation services, counseling and guidance, assistance with training and technology, resources related to hearing loss, information and referral, interpreter resources and guidelines, in-service training, and advocacy.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
This program provides employment services to people who are blind or visually impaired. The program focuses on independent living skills, orientation and mobility training, adaptive technology training, and vocational training opportunities.
Operating Entity: DC Department on Disability Services, Visual Impairment Services Unit
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program helps Hispanic/Latino individuals ages 16-24 who have disabilities to prepare for and find quality employment. It includes a vocational rehabilitation services; a Migrant Worker Rehabilitation Project focused on serving migrant and seasonal farm workers with disabilities and their family members; and a Hispanic/Latino Rehabilitation Project providing outreach, information, and referral services.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
This program provides specialized vocational rehabilitation and related services for people who are blind. Services include job maintenance support, job placement assistance, literacy programs, blindness education programs for service providers, transition services for youth, and more.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides a range of services to students with disabilities ages 14 or older, including job exploration, paid work experiences with job coaches, soft skills and self-advocacy training, counseling on educational and training options, and more.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This program provides rehabilitation services such as counseling and skills training, as well as adaptive aids, to help people with visual loss enter, re-enter, or maintain employment.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program provides vocational rehabilitation and independent living services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Services include vocational counseling and guidance, career assessments, job placement and training, and more.
Operating Entity: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program provides services to help individuals who are visually impaired achieve meaningful employment, mental and physical restoration, and personal independence. Services include vocational guidance and counseling, job search preparation, and assistance with job retention.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This program helps individuals who are blind or visually impaired access employment opportunities. Services include assistance with job seeking, assistive technology tools, assistance with job site modification, transition services for high school students, and independent living services.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nevada
This program allows individuals with disabilities to work and receive training in a controlled environment with other people with disabilities. Workers are paid in accordance with individual production and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Services include assessment, training, and transitional services leading to community job placement if the individual chooses.
Operating Entity: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Service Division (DDSD)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program provides young adults with autism who have finished their participation in the secondary education system with additional training and support to prepare for higher education, employment, or volunteer opportunities.
Operating Entity: Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana Counties
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Ohio
This program helps students learn communication skills and workplace behaviors (e.g., around attitude, work ethic, image and appearance, interpersonal skills, teamwork, time management, and accountability) needed to obtain and maintain successful competitive employment. It is provided to students and local educational agencies (LEAs) by a certified trainer from a Community Rehabilitation Program.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
These Centers assist individuals with psychiatric or mental-health-related disabilities with obtaining skills necessary for success in living, working, learning and social environments. Program activities and services can include culinary skills training, customer service skill training, computer skills training, GED preparation and coursework, job readiness training, and Intro to Employment.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program provides job-readiness opportunities for students with disabilities who are unable to earn a state high school diploma, to ensure they have evidence of employability skills, and to honor their work in school.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Special Education Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls provides pre-employment transition services during the summer months for transition-age students who are blind or visually impaired. Students receive individualized training through skills of blindness classes and vocational training.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
This week-long program helps prepare high school students who are blind or visually impaired for careers or postsecondary education. Participants stay in dormitories at Augustana University and participate in a variety of activities that promote vocational learning, career exploration, social skills, self-advocacy, and independence.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
SPOKES is an academic and job preparation skills program providing a range of services, and includes a cycle of modules related to job readiness, work process skills, technology skills, work-related academics, and vocational training in customer service. It is a collaboration between the West Virginia Departments of Education and Health and Human Resources. The Division of Rehabilitation Services works within this partnership to increase efforts to reach potential Vocational Rehabilitation consumers being served by the SPOKES program.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program provides vocational services for high school students, through two Vocational Rehabilitation Services staff members assigned to every high school, as well as through Pre-Employment Transition Services. Services include assessment, vocational evaluation, training, rehabilitation counseling, assistive technology, job placement, and post-employment assistance.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides blind and visually impaired high school and college students the opportunity to gain work experience during an eight-week summer internship with a local business. Participants receive a stipend after successful completion of the program.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program supports students with disabilities ages 16-21 in exploring and preparing for the world of work. Services are based on a consumer’s interests, and include job exploration and counseling on post-secondary options.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
This program helps facilitate a smooth transition to post-secondary education or employment for students with disabilities. Services focus on evaluations, assistive technology, training, and employment.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Dakota
STEP helps high school students who are blind or visually impaired explore various career paths and learn essential job skills, as a first step toward gaining viable employment.
Operating Entity: Bosma Enterprises
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
STRIVE ON is designed to help students who are blind or visually impaired prepare for post-secondary and employment goals, by promoting access and utilization of assistive technology and helping students develop self-advocacy and employability skills.
Operating Entity: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Pennsylvania
This program provides services to help at-risk students with disabilities transition out of high school. Services include career assessments, independent living skills, internship development, benefits planning, interview and soft skill training, and more.
Operating Entity: Granite State Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program provides blind and visually impaired students ages 14-21 with employment training experiences. Activities are designed to reinforce blindness skills and to build self-confidence, and students also participate in seminars and presentations from successful blind adult role models.
Operating Entity: New Mexico Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Mexico
This vocational program helps young adults with mental health challenges find and maintain competitive employment. Services include vocational assessments, one-on-one job coaching, peer support, vocational skills groups, access to social activities, and more.
Operating Entity: South Shore Mental Health
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides students with exposure to post-secondary opportunities through college tours, information sessions on career fields, visits to various employment settings, and guest speakers.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program is offered to students who are blind or visually impaired and includes three tracks. SAVVY World of Work provides career exploration activities, paid internships with job coaching, interviewing skills training, and counseling opportunities. SAVVY Youth in Transition provides classroom training and field trips to help students develop confidence, greater independence, life skills, social skills, and vocational and study skills. The SAVVY College Prep program provides training in college survival skills such as independent study habits and use of assistive technology.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program is designed as an exploratory introduction to post-secondary education for students with disabilities. Program components include classroom instruction and extracurricular activities to establish skills essential to transitioning from secondary to post-secondary education or employment. It is a partnership between Western Michigan University and Michigan Rehabilitation Services.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Michigan
This week-long program provides college-life experiences for middle school students, high school students and graduates, including those with disabilities. Activities include dorm tours, college-level writing workshop, group activities, and more.
Operating Entity: Kennesaw State University, Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Georgia
The state’s Centers for Independent Living provide students with disabilities access to job exploration activities, workplace readiness training, and social support and self-advocacy activities (including peer mentoring). Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation collaborates with businesses and school districts to provide support for the program.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Missouri
This program provides youth who are blind or visually impaired with meaningful work experience and career exploration, while reinforcing their adjustment to blindness. The curriculum includes orientation and mobility training, vocational evaluation, braille training, and more.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program provides a paid work experience program for high school transition students. Students participate in a week of in-house training on employability and independent living skills (such as how to apply for a job, interview, perform the job, budget, and use public transportation), then work part-time on jobs throughout the summer (with support from staff).
Operating Entity: Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program provides students with visual impairment with independent living experiences, skills training, and career exploration activities, including two- to four-week work experiences. Activities include recording elevator pitches for employers, engaging in mock interviews, developing a resume, and completing a technology evaluation. The program is housed at St. Thomas University.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Education, Special Education Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program focuses on training youth with disabilities ages 16-21 on independent living skills, including budgeting, grocery shopping, and accessing transportation, as well as their options around employment, housing, post-secondary education, and more.
Operating Entity: Independent Living Choices
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides hands-on lessons to help people with disabilities develop and improve their independent living skills. Topics include time management, financial management, self-advocacy, dining etiquette, bullying, note taking, problem solving, social skills, and interviewing techniques.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation offers a paid, six-week summer work experience program for students with disabilities in coordination with community rehabilitation programs, local school districts, and employers. More than 600 students participate at over 200 work sites. The programs are coordinated with assistance from the state’s Centers for Independent Living.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
SWEP is a six-week “paid work experience program” targeted toward youth who are deaf and/or blind, and which includes job readiness skills training.
Operating Entity: Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, E.H. Gentry Program
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alabama
This 6- to 8-week work experience program enables students who are blind or visually impaired to live in supervised dorms and work in competitive jobs during the week (with on-the-job support). Through SWEP, students enhance their work skills, confidence, and self-esteem.
Operating Entity: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
SWEP includes a five-week foundational program and a six-week more advanced program each summer in which youth who are blind or visually impaired engage in paid employment experiences and live in residences to develop skills in independent living and self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: Oregon Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oregon
This seven-week program at Portland State University enables students to live in the dorms, work at paid internships, and engage in activities and classes for career exploration. Through the program, participants develop independent living and work skills, and gain confidence and awareness.
Operating Entity: Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oregon
This program places youth with disabilities in jobs in Tucson and Phoenix. It focuses on employment training and ensuring that transition-age youth with disabilities have fully-integrated experiences in a real work environment.
Operating Entity: University of Arizona, Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Arizona
This four-week program provides students with disabilities the tools and experience to gain and maintain employment after high school. It includes work-based learning, research into career clusters and pathways, assistance with resume writing, and training around interviews, soft skills, and self-advocacy.
Operating Entity: Access Alaska
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides work experiences and an instructional component to expose students with disabilities, ages 14 to 21, to career pathways and workplace expectations.
Operating Entity: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides youth with disabilities opportunities to explore careers and gain work experience. The career exploration component helps individuals explore their interests and gain work related skills such as time management and budgeting. The work experience component pairs individuals with disabilities with the community to gain valuable work experience and advance skills to prepare for competitive integrated employment.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This summer program focuses on preparing youth with disabilities for a successful transitions out of high school. It highlights self-awareness and advocacy skills and assists participants in exploring options such as vocational training, employment, education, adult services, independent living, and community participation.
Operating Entity: Western Resources for Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: South Dakota
Supported Employment helps individuals with the most significant disabilities succeed in competitive employment through ongoing support services. These services are collaboratively planned and funded with various other agencies, including the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program helps individuals with mental health conditions maintain work, by providing on-going support after they begin working (such as training, supervision, and help with adjustment to the work environment). It includes Evidence-Based Supported Employment, which is rooted in research, and Traditional Supported Employment.
Operating Entity: Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maryland
This program provides support for individuals with significant disabilities to prepare for, retain, or regain employment. Participants work in a competitive setting and receive all the benefits of employment, including competitive wages, while learning social and work skills.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program provides intensive on-the-job supports and extended services to help individuals with the most significant disabilities work in competitive integrated work settings. Individual placement with supports (IPS) services are a supported employment model used for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
This program helps individuals with severe mental illness secure and remain in competitive and fully-integrated employment opportunities. The program integrates individual choice of employment with integrated mental health treatment, personalized benefits planning, and continuous follow-along work supports.
Operating Entity: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Addictive and Mental Disorders Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Montana
This program helps connect adults with disabilities to employment opportunities by providing assessment, planning, job development, job coaching and long-term support services.
Operating Entity: The Arc of North Carolina
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: North Carolina
Supported Employment provides training and ongoing support to help individuals with the most significant disabilities maintain employment.
Operating Entity: North Dakota Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Dakota
This program provides individuals the opportunity to earn living wages and other employment benefits, develop new skills, increase community participation, and increase self-esteem, empowerment and quality of life.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Tennessee
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program helps individuals with the most significant disabilities find, learn, and keep a job, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, acquired brain injury and other significant disabilities. The Office of Rehabilitation partners with Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP), the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) to assist individuals in their employment goals.
Operating Entity: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Utah
This program helps individuals with developmental disabilities find and keep employment. Employment specialists help clients find a job that matches their needs and interests; identify the need for training, and work with employers to provide it; adapt the work site; and design the supports needed to do a job. The program provides support for as long as it is needed.
Operating Entity: Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Vermont
This program provides situational assessment, job development, placement and training services, and long-term follow along to help individuals with significant disabilities gain and maintain employment.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This program provides on-going supports to assist individuals with the most significant disabilities (including serious mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities) to maintain competitive integrated employment. Services for individuals with mental health conditions are coordinated with the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH).
Operating Entity: DC Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program is aimed at finding competitive work in a community integrated work setting for persons with severe disabilities who need ongoing support services to learn and perform the work. Support is usually provided by a job coach who meets regularly with the individual on the job to help him or her learn the skills and behaviors to operate independently. As the individual gains mastery of the job, the support services are gradually phased out.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
This program provides employment services for individuals with the most significant disabilities, including those with serious mental illness. It is a collaboration between the Division of Developmental Disabilities, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, and community rehabilitation providers.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
This program partners with more than 150 area employers to place individuals with serious mental illnesses and substance use conditions in jobs of their choice to create economic independence and further their recovery.
Operating Entity: Threshold
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Illinois
This program connects people with mental health issues to potential job opportunities, with an emphasis on those suffering from behavioral health complications that may limit their ability to initially enter the workforce.
Operating Entity: Alaska Department of Health and Social Sciences, Division of Behavioral Health
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides employment and education services to individuals with a mental health diagnosis, including career planning, job search assistance, job placement, on- and off-the-job coaching, and career advancement services.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program helps individuals with particularly significant disabilities find and maintain employment. Services include job preparation services, work training opportunities, work interest assessments, job placement services, job coaching and retention services, and general assistance finding competitive employment.
Operating Entity: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program helps individuals with the most severe disabilities find and maintain fully integrated employment. The program provides workplace training at job sites and ongoing support.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program helps adults with disabilities find and keep employment in the community through support, job placement with local employers, and on-the-job skills training.
Operating Entity: The Arc of Anchorage
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides training opportunities to help individuals with disabilities find competitive employment. Employment preparedness training covers training and skill development; understanding the workday, breaks, and use of sick/vacation days; feedback on job performance; pay for work completed while learning skills; and training for catering, baking and food preparation services, custodial and maintenance services, clerical, data entry, and pre-sort mail services.
Operating Entity: LifeScape
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides a home setting and services for individuals with an acquired brain injury, an intellectual disability, or other barrier to independence. Services include vocational training, job placement, and transportation assistance, and are offered at 23 residences throughout central and southern Maine.
Operating Entity: Goodwill Northern New England
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Maine
This program offers structured work experiences and related services to youth receiving Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) benefits. In 2019, 18% of participants had a disability. This project is a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards (MAWB).
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
T-STEP supports transition to employment and/or postsecondary education settings for adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program covers six transition skills modules and enables students to practice these skills on a weekly basis at a volunteer internship site. Students also receive individual career counseling, higher education counseling, and self‐advocacy counseling. The program is offered at six colleges.
Operating Entity: University of North Carolina, TEACCH Autism Program
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants from disadvantaged backgrounds (including students with disabilities) and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. It is implemented at various colleges and universities across the state and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program helps individuals with disabilities prepare for independent living through life skills courses, professional development classes, community activities, prevocational preparation, and weekend activities.
Operating Entity: Lanakila Pacific
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program includes a series of workshops to help youth adults with disabilities gain exposure to technology, engineering, and math concepts in a comfortable, inclusive, and hands-on setting. Topics include coding video games, websites, 3D printing, and robotics.
Operating Entity: PACER Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Minnesota
These programs help teens who are blind or visually impaired prepare for work. They include a Summer Transition Program at Queens College, a Pre-College Program at Manhatanville College, and Work Experience Training Internships.
Operating Entity: VISIONS
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New York
This program provides an opportunity for youth and caregivers to discuss goals and explore options for the future, including around specialized healthcare needs, career interests, training and goals, social services and expectations, linkages to community agencies, and independent living. It also allows for coordination and information-sharing between youth-focused and adult-focused rehabilitation programs.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Children’s Rehabilitation Service (CRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program enables students with disabilities to choose and engage in areas of study that all have an emphasis on work-based learning and community integration through volunteer, practicum, and internship opportunities with business and industry. Upon completion of all courses, students receive a certificate of completion and have the opportunity to obtain national certifications and licenses that are industry-recognized, portable, and/or stackable.
Operating Entity: Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Texas
This program provides a viable option for people with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities to obtain internships, on-the-job coaching, and career guidance with the State of California that can turn into long-term employment.
Operating Entity: California Department of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: California
The PACT program provides students opportunities to develop and enhance employment, independent living, and functional academic skills. Students have the opportunity to participate on school- and community-based work crews.
Operating Entity: Indian River School District, Howard T. Ennis Educational Services
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Delaware
This program helps students with disabilities develop employment and independent living skills. Students receive consultation on their post-graduation transition plans and have an opportunity to work in the Indian River Eagle Company, which is an on-site silk screening and embroidery shop.
Operating Entity: Howard T. Ennis School
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Delaware
The STEP Program introduces teenagers who are blind to positive blind role models and provides them with summer work experience. Participants work 15-20 hours a week at a local business earning minimum wage.
Operating Entity: Louisiana Center for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program provides paid, temporary work opportunities for individuals with disabilities at Children’s Hospital Boston. The program’s focus is on helping participants develop work skills and behaviors that will enhance their vocational success.
Operating Entity: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program helps individuals with intellectual disabilities access college. It includes transition-based programs, which are developed between school districts and local technical colleges or universities to provide access to college courses, job opportunities, and campus activities for individuals with disabilities. It also includes Adult Learner Options, for individuals who have finished high school and no longer receive transition services from their school district.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program provides a variety of skill-building and educational services to prepare people with disabilities for the workforce. This includes job preparedness instruction, job readiness training, job tryouts, internships, and on-the-job training. It also includes Job Driven Vocational Training, which trains individuals based on specific business needs in local communities.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program provides courses to help individuals with disabilities integrate into society. The courses focus on academic assistance, vocational and employment assistance, self-expression and advocacy, and more.
Operating Entity: Abilities Unlimited Hawai’i
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program provides training and employment for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to facilitate their full independence. Jobs and training through MIB are primarily in the manufacturing sector, although MIB also provides employees for the service sector (such as call centers).
Operating Entity: Mississippi Industries for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program helps students who are blind or visually impaired, age 14 and over, to successfully make the transition from high school to postsecondary education or employment. The student works with a team including a Bureau rehabilitation counselor, the student’s parents, a teacher consultant, a social worker, a special education director, and others to prepare an annual Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan and identify and explore the student’s job interests.
Operating Entity: Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Michigan
This program provides assistance to young adults in the areas of vocational training, independent living, and post-secondary education to help them develop the skills needed to obtain and maintain competitive integrated employment. Services include job exploration; counseling; work-based learning experiences; workplace readiness training; post-secondary training; self-advocacy instruction; job placement; independent living skills; and follow-up and monitoring. TAP is a partnership between the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) and Community School Districts.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
This program assists high school students with disabilities in their transitions to postsecondary instruction or employment.
Operating Entity: Independent Resources Inc. (IRI)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Delaware
Transition Camps are 3-5 day cross-state conferences that provide Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) through presentations by businesses, postsecondary education institutions, and vocational training providers to help students develop a vision for their future. The program is a collaboration between the Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Alaska Department of Education.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides a curriculum to help students with disabilities discover employment possibilities in an interactive team environment. Topics include disability disclosure; requesting accommodations; learning styles at work; work values, abilities and aptitudes; interest inventories, self-management skills, occupational exploration; and more. The curriculum can be facilitated independently or in conjunction with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
This program enables high school students with disabilities to participate in job exploration activities, as well as fiscal management activities as a component of independent living training. It is a collaboration between the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, local school systems, and local businesses.
Operating Entity: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Alabama
This program offers numerous Transition Mentoring Events to youth with disabilities. For example, each Transition Mentoring Day introduces students and job seekers with disabilities to workplaces where they can learn about various career opportunities.
Operating Entity: Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Utah
This program provides enhanced, coordinated vocational services including Department of Rehabilitation Student Services and employment preparation to assist with job development, and short-term support services to successfully transition students with disabilities into meaningful employment. TPPs are established between the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs).
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This program is designed to enhance competitive integrated employment and post-secondary enrollment outcomes for high school students with significant disabilities. It provides work-based learning experiences, vocational counseling, workplace readiness training, benefits counseling, assistive technology, peer mentoring, job placement, and more throughout the last two years of a student’s high school experience.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program is designed to help 16-21 year old’s who are blind or visually impaired prepare for employment and independent living. Participants stay at American University, participate in internships in the District, and attend trainings.
Operating Entity: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program helps deaf and hard of hearing students discover opportunities for employment or education after high school. It provides vocational exploration activities, vocational assessments, work-study and internship opportunities, and self-determination and self-advocacy training.
Operating Entity: Hawai’i Department of Education, Hawai’i School for the Deaf and the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Hawaii
This two-year comprehensive transition program provides young people with physical disabilities, ages 18-22, with instruction and opportunities to make a successful transition to adult life. Students learn vocational skills, empowerment / self-advocacy skills, mobility skills using public transportation resources, and more.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Roosevelt (ICRE-R)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
This program provides transition assistance services to Native American youth in the state.
Operating Entity: Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) Project
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program connects students who are blind or visually impaired to transition specialists, who provide information on transition processes and post-high school training, education, and independent living options; assist in preparation for employment; assist in securing appropriate work experience through the Project Skills Program; and provide technical assistance, consultation, and training to students, parents, local school districts, and service providers. It is a joint effort between the South Dakota School for the Blind and the Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides funding to school districts and charter schools to support the successful transition from high school for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including through transportation options, Competitive Integrated Employment Training Programs, post-secondary tuition and supports for students, and transition training for staff members.
Operating Entity: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Special Education Team
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program supports young adults with mental health challenges across a range of issues, including attaining employment. Peer mentors offer their firsthand experiences of living with and overcoming mental health issues to support and assist the young adults they are teamed up with on their road to recovery.
Operating Entity: Aspire Health Alliance
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible and potentially eligible high school students with disabilities who are interested in employment after leaving high school. The goal is a smooth, seamless transition from high school to post-high school career development and/or employment.
Operating Entity: Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Tennessee
This program connects high school students with disabilities to potential employment opportunities. Vocational counselors assist students with resume writing, job applications, career preparation, educational preparation, and more.
Operating Entity: Arizona Department of Economic Security, Rehabilitation Services Administration
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arizona
Transition Counselors work with students with disabilities to discover their life interests and goals and prepare for employment. They also work with local schools to develop and implement pre-employment transition services.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program works with youth in transitioning from high school to post-secondary life, which includes college or employment. The program provides the necessary resources and life skills to gain independence.
Operating Entity: Atlantis Community Inc.
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Colorado
These services help youth who are blind or visually impaired pursue their desired post-school activities, including post-secondary education, vocational training, employment, supported employment, continuing and adult education, adult services, independent living, and community participation.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services (DBS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program offers a variety of transition services for youth with disabilities as they prepare for life beyond high school, including career exploration and counseling, workplace readiness training, job shadowing, and work based learning experiences. The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation also collaborates with school districts to provide comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services to students with disabilities.
Operating Entity: Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Idaho
This program provides community-based transition services to young adults with disabilities who are exiting high school. It includes the AIM (Achieving Inclusion and Meaning) program, where individuals participate in various activities such as volunteering in the community, learning how to use public transportation independently, and visiting museums and cultural events. It also includes a food truck program, where individuals work on New Hope’s food truck and learn pre-vocational, food preparation, customer service, and social marketing skills.
Operating Entity: New Hope of Indiana
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program helps youth with IEPs transition from high school to post-secondary life by teaching basic life skills and preparing students to navigate college life, handle finances, navigate legal concerns, and search for employment.
Operating Entity: Prairie Independent Living Resource Center (PILR)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Kansas
This program provides a wide range of services to eligible students with disabilities to help them explore career possibilities, learn about educational opportunities after high school, and prepare for the future. Services include career exploration and assessments, career guidance and counseling, on-the-job training, internships, apprenticeships, and other work experiences, resume development and job-search activities, college or career training, job coaching, rehabilitation technology services, and more.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
This program provides comprehensive transition services for special needs students, to equip them for transitioning successfully into adulthood. Services include experiences to prepare participants for life in the community and workforce, activities and experiences to help students develop career goals and plan for post-secondary life, and more.
Operating Entity: Autism Center of Nebraska
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nebraska
The Washoe County School District offers multiple transition services for high school students with disabilities. Students can receive elective credits for employment experience or authorized volunteer or community service. Additionally, the Community Based Vocational Exploration and Training Program provides non-paid vocational training placements for students with disabilities. The program also provides transition technical assistance and professional development to teachers and staff to meet the post-secondary goals of students transitioning to adult life after high school
Operating Entity: Washoe County School District, Transition Services Department
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides trainings and guidance to help youth with disabilities and their parents plan for transition.
Operating Entity: Nevada Parents Encouraging Parents
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides the full range of vocational rehabilitation services to blind children and young adults, to improve their employment outcomes. MOUs exist with the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Public Education Department, and the Department of Health, to collectively enhance transition services.
Operating Entity: New Mexico Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program helps students with disabilities move from school to post-secondary activities and independent living, including through Pre-Employment Transition Services, work-based learning experiences, and career fairs. Services are coordinated with Local Educational Agencies, the Department of Labor and Human Resources, the Department of Education, and Puerto Rico Industries for the Blind.
Operating Entity: Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (PRVRA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Puerto Rico
This program provides educational and career guidance for youth ages 13-21 who are blind or visually impaired. Services focus on job counseling, technology assistance, college information, and more.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program assists youth with significant disabilities in transitioning to post-secondary life. Services include trainings around self-determination, job preparedness, IEP rights and responsibilities, and independent living.
Operating Entity: Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible secondary school students with disabilities, including career exploration, preparation for employability, job readiness training, technical training, and on the job training. The program also connects participants with potential employment opportunities.
Operating Entity: Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program helps students with disabilities prepare for employment and life after high school. Services include vocational counseling and guidance, assessment and evaluation, school work study, work adjustment training, on-the-job training, supported employment, and job development and placement.
Operating Entity: Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program provides a team of Transition Specialists and Aides to help individuals with disabilities engage in transition planning, work-based learning experiences, and ongoing consultation during a student’s school to work transition. This team serves as a liaison between Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services and schools and as a facilitator for the customer’s transition from school.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
This program includes eighteen short-term programs that provide career exploration, job readiness, and work-based learning opportunities to students with disabilities. Topics include self-advocacy, independent living, workplace readiness, job exploration, and more.
Operating Entity: Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program helps students with disabilities train for a job, continue their education, or find a job after high school. Services include career counseling, work readiness training, and fully integrated work experiences in the community.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
New York has 28 college programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Programs offer peer mentoring, job training, and academic and employment experiences.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
This program supports youth with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment, including through vocational evaluation and planning, career counseling and guidance, work-related training and education, job coaching, supported employment, on-the-job training, and more.
Operating Entity: West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program provides pre-employment services to students with disabilities, including job exploration counseling, work readiness training, and paid internship opportunities.
Operating Entity: University of Southern Mississippi, Institute for Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Mississippi
This program is offered through Independent Living Centers and provides students with employment related skills, guidance, and paid internships to improve future employment opportunities.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program assists youth with disabilities in their transitions to post-school life through services related to job preparedness, independent living, and IEPs.
Operating Entity: Appalachian Center for Independent Living
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: West Virginia
This program generates recommended “next steps” for successful transitions for youth with disabilities or chronic healthcare needs. The program makes recommendations for future education, health, employment, and independent living opportunities. It focuses on family engagement throughout this process and highlights participants’ strengths in future planning.
Operating Entity: University of South Dakota, Center for Disabilities
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arizona
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Georgia
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Idaho
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation Tribal Government
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Kansas
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Wabanaki Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Maine
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Hannahville Indian Community
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Michigan
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Montana
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity: Omaha Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Nevada
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: New York
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: North Dakota
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oklahoma
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Oregon
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Washington
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wisconsin
This program provides culturally relevant vocational rehabilitation services to assist Alaska Native and American Indian individuals with disabilities residing on or near reservations in the state to prepare for and engage in gainful employment. Program services are provided under an individualized plan for employment.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Wyoming
This program provides individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders with direct placement in competitive jobs in real-world settings with accompanying on-site and as-needed support services, which are designed to help individuals perform their job.
Operating Entity: Trilogy
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Illinois
This program provides high school students with significant disabilities, ages 18 to 22, with opportunities to continue their transition and learning in integrated, age-appropriate environments with typical peers. CTP includes Advanced Community Training, which includes volunteering, working, interacting with the public; Project FOCUS (Focusing Opportunities with Community and University Support), where students enroll part-time at the University of Arizona; and Project SEARCH High School Transition Program-JTED, located at University of Arizona.
Operating Entity: Tucson Unified School District
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Arizona
This year-long program seeks to cultivate interest in STEM fields among youth with disabilities, prepare participants for post-secondary education, and develop strengths that can be used in careers through the completion of STEM-related projects.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai’i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program enables students with disabilities to participate in STEM-related activities in University of Hawai’i-Manoa laboratories, hear presentations by working STEM Professionals, earn UH-Manoa credit in natural sciences and high school credit, and cultivate an interest in STEM careers.
Operating Entity: University of Hawai’i, Manoa College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Hawaii
This “college-like” program enables young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build independent living and vocational skills. Instructors work with participants to establish a baseline of their skill set and work on skills for the future. All of this is done through a curriculum that incorporates music instruction that works on students’ social, cognitive, communication, and physical skills.
Operating Entity: Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This paid internship focuses on disability advocacy and leadership and will include self-study, seminars, experiential learning, and position-shadowing opportunities. Preference is given to adults with disabilities and their parents and family members, with the goal of enhancing trainee’s skills and knowledge regarding intellectual and developmental disabilities history, philosophy and practice.
Operating Entity: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Entity Type: College / University
State / Territory: Nebraska
This intensive, eight-week job training program helps individuals with developmental disabilities (14+ years of age) navigate the transition into adult life. Students participate in life-skills based courses, job fairs, job site tours, benefits counseling, mentoring with employed peers, and complete 40 hours of paid work in customized internships within local nonprofits and businesses
Operating Entity: Mandy’s Farm
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: New Mexico
This program provides a variety of Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to help students explore careers any time students are out of school for at least three consecutive days (e.g. summer break, winter recess, spring break).
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program assists students in finding employment and job shadowing opportunities, taking skills assessments, and preparing job applications.
Operating Entity: PQC Trains
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Indiana
This program helps farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities attain gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation, access appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities, and more.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Vermont
This program oversees and provides support to the Randolph-Sheppard Program of Virginia, which helps individuals who are legally blind operate vending or cafeteria services within a federally-owned, funded, or leased facilities.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This enterprise provides a full range of employment, training, and other vocational services to help people who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind achieve their desired level of employment. VIB currently has operations in twenty-one locations throughout Virginia, and operates two manufacturing facilities.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
VIP is a pre-employment transition service that helps high school students ages 16-21 with developmental disabilities discover opportunities available after high school; learn what is expected of an employee; develop skills to gain competitive employment; and advocate for their rights. It is conducted in partnership with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.
Operating Entity: ACCESS Arkansas
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arkansas
Through this program, eligible students and adults with disabilities gain work experience, exposure, and access to state government employment through paid apprenticeships with state agencies. The goal of this program is for apprentices to secure permanent employment in state government upon completion of the apprenticeship.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This program provides a range of services to help people with disabilities overcome employment obstacles. It includes job readiness training, job placement, supported employment, job coaching, and Pre-Employment Transition Services.
Operating Entity: UpLIFTD
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities ages 18 and over, including career exploration, job search assistance, job placement, and coaching.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Northern Ohio
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Ohio
This program assists individuals who are blind or visually impaired achieve and maintain employment, through vocational training, job placement, orientation and mobility training, career counseling, and more.
Operating Entity: Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services (DBS)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Florida
This program helps people with physical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities find and keep a job. New Hampshire’s Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation offers services at 7 locations across the state.
Operating Entity: New Hampshire Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Hampshire
This program helps individuals who are blind or visually impaired become more employable and ultimately obtain employment. Services include vocational evaluation, counseling and guidance, career exploration, training, job placement, supported employment services, post-employment services, high school transitional services, college counseling/support, assistive technology services, computer training, and more.
Operating Entity: State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment through 43 vocational rehabilitation sites across the state. Programming includes school-to-work transition services.
Operating Entity: Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Georgia
This program provides employment assistance services for individuals with physical or mental disabilities.
Operating Entity: Arizona Department of Economic Security, Rehabilitation Services Administration
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arizona
This program helps individuals who are legally blind or visually impaired acquire the training and skills necessary to obtain, retain and advance into competitive integrated employment. Participants receive assistance with assistive technology, vocational counseling, funding for training at post-secondary educational institutions, information and referral services, and pre-employment transition services.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program helps individuals with disabilities prepare for, find, and keep a job. It offers individualized services including vocational counseling, benefits counseling, job search assistance, school-to-work transition services, skills training and career education in college and/or vocational schools, on-the-job training, assistive technology services and training, vehicle and home modification, and supported employment services.
Operating Entity: Connecticut State Department of Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program assists individuals with severe visual impairments in finding jobs and/or getting ready to go to work. Program staff also recommend assistive technology to help people perform tasks on the job.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Bureau of Blind Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
This one-stop career program offers individuals with disabilities a range of services to help them develop the skills and attitudes needed to develop a lifetime career. Services include work evaluation and job readiness services; assessment for and provision of assistive technology; job counseling services; and medical and therapeutic services.
Operating Entity: Louisiana Workforce Commission, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program helps people with physical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities prepare for, secure, maintain, advance, or regain employment. Services are offered at 22 locations across the state.
Operating Entity: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Massachusetts
This program provides job counseling, on-the-job training, transportation assistance, employment accommodations, and more to individuals with disabilities who live on or near the White Earth Reservation. Individuals who work at least 20 hours per week or who are full-time students are eligible for these services.
Operating Entity: White Earth Nation, Division of Human Services
Entity Type: Other
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program helps individuals with visual disabilities or blindness find or maintain employment. Services provided through this program include career counseling and guidance services, mobility training, job training, job development and placement services, rehabilitation technology, post-employment services, and referral services.
Operating Entity: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Blind and Low Vision Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Montana
This program provides employment assistance services to individuals with disabilities, including a skills assessment, personalized employment counseling with a personalized employment plan, agency referral services, and connections to job opportunities.
Operating Entity: Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nevada
This program offers guidance and counseling to assist consumers who are legally blind find or retain employment. Services include vocational assessments and training, help with assistive technology, and more.
Operating Entity: New York State Office of Children and Family Services, New York State Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
This program helps individuals with disabilities choose, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. It involves personalized employment counseling and creating an employment plan, the provision of assistive technology, vocational training, housing and vehicle modification, and post-employment services.
Operating Entity: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Rhode Island
This program provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to help people with disabilities obtain employment. Services may include information and referral, assessment services, counseling and guidance, vocational training, job search, job placement and job coaching, and supported employment.
Operating Entity: DC Department on Disability Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program helps individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals, including through job exploration, job search services, assistive technology, and career advancement support.
Operating Entity: Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Indiana
This program helps individuals with visual impairment get, retain, or return to work. Services include individual counseling and guidance, vocational assessments, orientation and mobility instruction, and job placement and follow-up services.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Labor, Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
This program provides services to help individuals with disabilities find or keep a job. The program offers career exploration activities; information about skills and training; assistance acquiring tools, uniforms or basic equipment needed to start a job; and job coaching.
Operating Entity: State of Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Maine
This program provides workforce development activities to assist individuals with disabilities in preparing for, engaging in, and retaining competitive integrated employment. Activities include assessments, vocational guidance and counseling, and job preparation activities (including around resume writing and interviewing). The program also provides training programs around apprenticeships and customized employment.
Operating Entity: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Missouri
This program provides vocational counseling, job search skill development, supported employment, assistive technology evaluations, and more to individuals with disabilities achieve their employment goals. The program also includes services specifically for deaf and hard of hearing individuals and English learners.
Operating Entity: State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Jersey
ACCES-VR provides a range of services to help individuals with disabilities (including youth) prepare for, find, and maintain employment. This includes vocational counseling and guidance, assessments and evaluations, adaptive driver training, work readiness training, youth services, job coaching, on-the-job training, and more.
Operating Entity: New York State Education Department, ACCES-VR
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation provides individuals with disabilities a variety of vocational services such as counseling, training, job placement, educational guidance, interpreters, transportation services, and occupational tools and equipment.
Operating Entity: Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Ohio
This program helps individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired reach their employment goals. Services range from adjustment to blindness to job placement assistance to assistive technology training.
Operating Entity: South Carolina Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Carolina
This program provides specialized vocational rehabilitation services for South Dakota residents who are blind or visually impaired. Services include vocational counseling, work skills training, job site accommodation assistance, job placement, and more.
Operating Entity: South Dakota Department of Human Services, South Dakota Division of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: South Dakota
This program provides vocational and rehabilitative services to individuals who are blind or visually impaired to help them prepare for, secure, and retain employment. Services include vocational and adjustment counseling; post-secondary school or vocational training; adaptive equipment for training and/or employment; customized and supported employment services; and job placement and follow-up services.
Operating Entity: Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Virginia
This program provides various employment services to individuals with disabilities, including counseling, job search, referrals, placement assistance, job retention follow-ups, training services, transportation services, assistive technology, self-employment opportunities, Supported Employment Services, and more.
Operating Entity: Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Wyoming
This program provides employment support to students ages 14 to 21, transition services to youth, and vocational rehabilitation services for all students who are legally blind, including those with additional disabilities. Opportunities include summer work experiences, job coaching, and mobility and orientation training.
Operating Entity: New York State Office of Children and Family Services, New York State Commission for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New York
Individuals who are blind or visually impaired can receive assistance from the Division of Services for the Blind in finding a job, keeping a job, or returning to work. Services and programs include assistive technology training, college/university training, on-the-job training, transitional services, and vocational training.
Operating Entity: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), Division of Services for the Blind
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: North Carolina
This program provides a range of vocational services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including job training, job placement, career counseling, supported employment, on-the-job training, and assistance with interviewing and resume writing. It also includes a six-week Summer Work Program to help youth develop work skills and prepare for entry into the workforce.
Operating Entity: Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Community Outreach Program for the Deaf
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Arizona
This program includes the Next STEP and the Extra STEP Vocational Programs, which provide training and supportive vocational, behavioral, and community access services to hearing-impaired (Deaf or Deaf-Blind) individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. The goal of the program is to facilitate integration into the gainfully employed community.
Operating Entity: Strategies to Empower People (STEP)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: California
This program assist people with disabilities in achieving sustainable competitive integrated employment, maximizing independence, and gaining self-respect. Services include vocational evaluation, customized training, driver education, and an Academic and Lifeskills Program.
Operating Entity: Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Kentucky
This program utilizes a customized employment planning approach to assist job seekers in exploring their unique needs, abilities and interests. Services include career counseling, career exploration, “soft” skills development, resume preparation, Work Trial Assessments, job shadows, job development and job search assistance, job coaching, and long term supports.
Operating Entity: Easterseals Maine
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Maine
This program offers a wide range of employment services for individuals with disabilities, including community-based assessments, internships, job placement, and job coaching.
Operating Entity: Skills Incorporated
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Washington
This program offers both Small Group and Individual Employment Support, to provide long-term ongoing supports to assist individuals with disabilities in maintaining paid employment in an integrated setting or self-employment.
Operating Entity: Anne Carlsen Center
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: North Dakota
This program provides job skills training for students with disabilities, leading to jobs or apprenticeships. Courses include driver’s education, automotive technology, certified nursing assistant, construction, culinary arts, and welding.
Operating Entity: Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, Arkansas Career Development Center
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Arkansas
This 12-week program helps people who are blind or visually impaired to develop vocational and independent skills.
Operating Entity: Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Wood (ICRE-W)
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Illinois
The Joseph Kohn Training Center offers people who are blind and visually impaired an opportunity to learn independent life skills, including skills to attend college or seek employment. The program includes a career assessment and vocational counseling component.
Operating Entity: State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: New Jersey
This program helps individuals with significant disabilities gain employment on the island of Oahu. This includes helping clients develop employment goals, providing employment skills training, providing job-specific technical skills training, and connecting individuals with paid work experiences.
Operating Entity: Network Enterprises, Inc. (NEi)
Entity Type: Non-Profit / Community Organization
State / Territory: Hawaii
WAGES is a six-week work-based learning experience program held annually for blind and visually impaired youth ages 16 to 21. Participants live on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus and engage in work opportunities, professional skills training, self-advocacy activities, transportation practice, and more.
Operating Entity: Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Nebraska
This program serves opportunity youth, including those with disabilities, by providing comprehensive employment and training services, including work-based learning, an introduction to career pathways, assistance attaining recognized credentials, and wraparound support services.
Operating Entity: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Office of Youth Development
Entity Type: State Agency / Office
State / Territory: Minnesota
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alabama
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Alaska
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arizona
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Arkansas
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: California
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Colorado
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Connecticut
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Delaware
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: District of Columbia
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Florida
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Georgia
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Hawaii
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Idaho
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Illinois
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Indiana
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Iowa
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kansas
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Kentucky
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences; occupational skills training; leadership development opportunities; and postsecondary education and training preparation activities.
Operating Entity:
Entity Type: Multi-Stakeholder Project
State / Territory: Louisiana
This program help out-of-school and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment (including having a disability) prepare for and secure employment and postsecondary education opportunities. Services include tutoring; work experiences;