Connect with a Disability Services Coordinator
A Disability Services Coordinator at CareerSource Northeast Florida can help you find your way through all of the complex levels of entitlement programs, the ADA and career guidance.
The Disability Services Coordinator helps you access the services and programs that impact your ability to gain, return to, or retain employment and meet your career objectives. When you connect with a Disability Services Coordinator, we can assist by:
- Giving you access to services at career centers
- Connecting you with other resources for disabled workers in the community
- Providing opportunities to meet with employers who are committed to hiring people with disabilities
Resources for workers with Disabilities
CareerSource helps you keep track of new developments for workers with disabilities. For local and national information, check out the following sites:
- Ticket to Work is a Social Security Administration program designed to help SSI/SSDI beneficiaries receive employment services and go to work – without affecting their healthcare benefits. These employment support services might include vocational rehabilitation, job search assistance, job training, resume writing, and more – all at no cost to you. For more information, ask a CareerSource Northeast Florida Disability Services Coordinator about the Ticket to Work Program.
- City of Jacksonville Disabled Services Division The overall goal of the Disabled Services Division is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by addressing, researching and attempting to resolve the many barriers they encounter. These barriers include transportation, housing, accessibility, discrimination and employment.
- Maryville University online has created a resource called "Career Guide for College Students With Disabilities." It offers information for students with disabilities to help them with their career search. The guide covers your rights and how to prep for a career in college so students can enter the workforce as competitive candidates for a job.
- The LEAD Center’s work focuses on promoting innovation in policy, employment and economic advancement to advance individual and systems level change for all people with disabilities. The LEAD Center provides policy research and recommendations, training and technical assistance as well as demonstration projects.
- The Southeast ADA Center is your leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access.
- The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) offers an online resource directory to serve Floridians (and their families) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The directory features over 6,000 resources, zip code search functionality, local directions and maps.
- The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to go about doing so.
- The Disability Business and Technical Assistance Center is a national network of ten regional DBTAC/ADA centers that provide the most complete and experienced services for up to date information, referrals, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- The IRS Disabilities page site contains information about different tax credits and programs provided by the Internal Revenue Service for people with disabilities and businesses who employ people with disabilities.
- The U.S. Department of Labor's Disabilityinfo page serves as the online connection to the federal government’s disability related information and resources.
- Earnworks offers online tools and resources that provide employment opportunities and provide useful information for your job search.
- The Florida Division of Blind Services ensures that blind or visually impaired individuals in the state of Florida can live independently and achieve their goals.
- The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation assists people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
- The Jacksonville Human Rights Commission works to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.
- Job Accommodation Network provides comprehensive information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, self-employment and small business ownership.
- The Real Economic Impact Tour provides resources and support for low-income individuals with disabilities.