Employment Resources

Resource Description/Link
Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE)

This website leads to a national organization that focuses entirely on integrated employment and career advancement for people with disabilities.

Building an Employment Portfolio Webinar

The Building an Employment Portfolio webinar provides a basic overview of information and demonstrates different technology to highlight the job seeker.  

Building Employer Relationships Webinar

The Building Employer Relationships webinar provides methods to develop employer relationships that result in work opportunities and create strategies that assist employers to fill their workforce needs.

Disability.gov Guide to Employment

Do you have questions about other issues such as where to get help with your job search, how working may affect your Social Security disability benefits, employment programs for Veterans or where to get help writing your resume? Read Disability.gov’s Guide to Employment for information on these and many other employment-related topics.

Do2Learn: Job Tips

JobTIPS  is an online student program, offers real world examples and assistance to teens and adults transitioning to the workplace. It provides learning resources, guided exercises, graphic organizers, role-playing scenario cards, prescreening tests, video tutorials, and visual prompts to help individuals with any learning style get and keep a job.

Employment First - Texas

The 83rd Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 1226 which established Employment-First Policy for the State of Texas.  This legislation set Texas on a new path designed to establish a statewide priority to support people with a disabilities to obtain work in a typical community job setting or in a small business of their own.

Link to video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcEXk7Eh2zU

Employment First National Trends

This webinar provides an overview of the Employment First initiative to include people with disabilities as contributing members of the workforce and examines national trends associated with the implementation of the initiative. 

View Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A2I_Cy8HvE

Employment for People with Psychiatric Disabilities

The Employment for People with Psychiatric Disabilities webinars share ideas, strategies and solutions that to help promote successful employment. This presentation and materials further will discuss important considerations for individuals with psychiatric disabilities and employment.

Extraordinary Ventures (EV)

Based in the university town of Chapel Hill, NC, Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. (EV) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that creates and nurtures self-sustaining small businesses designed around the skills of the young adults with autism and developmental disabilities that serve as its workforce.


This is a website that lists employers who are committed to hiring applicants who have disabilities.

Informed Choice: It's a Matter of Ethics

In the Informed Choice: It's a Matter of Ethics webinars, Dr. Chandra Carey leads participants to explore our ethical obligation to support consumer involvement that is meaningful. 

NAMI: Road to Recovery - Employment and Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Report on Employment and Mental Illness

Parent and Family Support of Young Adults for Success in Employment

The Parent and Family Support of Young Adults for Success in Employment webinar provides an insight into the various aspects of engaging and building family support in the process of employment for youth in transition. 

Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)

The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology.

Resumes that Yield Results Webinar

In the Resumes that Yield Results webinar, Martha Garber provides information about various types of resumes and guidelines to use in choosing the correct resume type for the situation.

Social Media, Disability & Employment Protections Webinar

The Social Media, Disability & Employment Protections webinar explores the interaction between the rights of people with disabilities in the workplace and the growing influence of social media. 

Supported Employment Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT

SAMHSA provides practice principles about supported employment, an approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental illnesses. Promotes the belief that everyone with a serious mental illness is capable of working competitively in the community.

Technology for Successful Employment Webinar

The Technology for Successful Employment webinar provides an overview for employment professionals to learn the basics of equipment as well as the features, and how to use these with individuals served.

The Campaign for Disability Employment

And... ACTION! Last week was an exciting one for the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE), as shooting got underway for its new public service announcement (PSA) to be released in the fall. The CDE's previous two PSAs, "I Can" and "Because," both received tremendous response for their positive portrayal of the skills and talents of people with disabilities of all ages. The CDE is funded by ODEP and supported by several leading disability and business organizations.

Workplace Flexibility Toolkit

This website offers a variety of resources to help the user maintain a strong balance of work and life.