External Resources

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Employment

Business Enterprises of Texas: A federally sponsored, state-administered program that provides food management opportunities for Texans who are blind.

Federal Workforce Recruitment Program: Coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense, the Workforce Recruitment Program aims to provide summer work experience, and in some cases full-time employment, for college students with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network: A free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people withdisabilities.

Jobs for People with Disabilities: Explains the various hiring options for people with disabilities. Individuals seeking appointments with the federal government must be proactive and begin networking with local agencies, contacting listed resources, and aggressively seeking out all available federal employment opportunities.

The National Business & Disability Council: The leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Department of Veterans Affairs: Our mission is to serve America’s veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and be their principal advocate in ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials promoting the health, welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their service to this Nation.

Division for Blind Services: “Committed to the concept that a person with a broad range of skills and experiences is better equipped to confidently and competently address the challenges of living in a world designed for people with sight.” —Terrell I. Murphy, Executive Director

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services: The Commission’s main purpose is to assist people with disabilities to participate in their communities by achieving employment of choice, living as independently as possible and accessing high quality services.

Additional Sources of Support and Information

This resource is located here: Americans With Disabilities Act

Association on Higher Education and Disability: An international, multicultural organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities. The Association is a vital resource, promoting excellence through education, communication and training.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: Provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

Epilepsy Foundation: Ensures that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.

Financial Assistance for Students with Disabilities: Information about Tuition Waivers, Federal Financial Aid, scholarship and so on.

Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities: Here you will find resources and information on disabilities including committee members and law, publications, ADA, key laws, goals and recommendations, disability history, parking, and statistics. You can also learn about local committees around the state.

International Dyslexia Association: A non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.

Learning Disabilities Association: Strives to advance the education and general welfare of children and adultswith learning disabilities.

National Association of the Deaf: The oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.

National Council on Disability: An independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association: A civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease and their families.