New Posting

ADA Study

Posted: August 16, 2016

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study with people with disabilities to identify and address participation disparities among people with disabilities. See the flyer (RTF) for more information.

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work: Working with a Federal Contractor
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

Join us on August 31, 2016, for the latest WISE webinar. We will be presenting information on Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you, including details about Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 503 is a regulation that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against people with disabilities and requires these employers to take action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain more people with disabilities. The presentation will include information on:

  • What Section 503 changes mean for Social Security disability beneficiaries;
  • Tips for self-identification during the application and hiring process; and
  • Ticket to Work and work incentives.

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

United States Department of Education's "letter to clarify and provide guidance on the Federal obligations of school districts that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Department's implementing regulations". (PDF)

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities's (CED) Access for All on SSI and Working

New Posting

PATHS Grant

Posted: July 28, 2016

PATHS is accepting grants applications for assistive technology up to $550 for individuals with disabilities.  More information can be found on their website pathswv.org/grants.html. Applications for this funding cycle are due by October 1st.  PATHS grant application (PDF).

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Ticket to Work and Reasonable Accommodations:
Support on Your Journey to Employment
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

The July 27, 2016, national WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Join the webinar to learn about Ticket to Work and Work Incentives, frequently asked questions and where to find more information. You will hear from experts about employment resources, including:

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

An email from Social Security

Attend the Ticket to Work Virtual Job Fair August 24, 2016

The Ticket to Work program will host its next online Virtual Job Fair on August 24, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.

This job fair is a national event, sponsored by Social Security, and participating employers will have jobs throughout the United States. The event will connect job seekers to companies that work with the government. These companies have job openings for persons with many different skill and experience levels. They are particularly interested in hiring qualified people with disabilities.

Register for the Job Fair!

At the job fair, participants can communicate with job recruiters online in chat forums and by using one-on-one messages. They can also visit virtual resource booths to ask questions about job accommodations, Social Security work incentives, and legal issues that can create barriers to work for people with disabilities.

You should register if:

  • You are a Ticket to Work participant
  • You are using your Ticket to get services from an approved Employment Network (EN) or your state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency
  • You are ready to work

How to register:

Once we verify your eligibility to participate, we will confirm your registration. Remember, even if you have participated in a past Virtual Job Fair, you still need to sign a new consent form and register.

Not sure if you are a Ticket to Work participant or are using your ticket? Need help finding an EN or state VR agency?

Call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (voice) or 1-866-833-296 (TTY). Agents are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Assistive Technology

The Virtual Job Fair environment will be screen-reader friendly.

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