Disability Resources For Job Seekers
New England Assistive
Technology Center at Oak Hill -
the NEAT Center at Oak Hill brings people with temporary or permanent
disabilities, seniors, families and professionals together with equipment,
services and training to enhance independence at school, work or home.
Accommodation and Compliance Series: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008
- On January 1, 2009, the Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 went into effect, making some major changes
to the way the definition of disability has been interpreted in the past.
This link explains the impact of the ADA Amendments Act that went into
Employment Laws: Disability & Discrimination
information on five important federal laws that protect individuals
with disabilities from discrimination in employment and the job application
Employment Laws: Medical and Disability-Related Leave -
employees are injured or disabled or become ill on the job, they may be
entitled to medical and/or disability-related leave under two federal laws:
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave
Act (FMLA). In addition, state Workers' Compensation laws have leave
provisions that may apply. Depending on the situation, one or more of these
laws can apply to the same employee. To help employers understand their
responsibilities related to medical and disability-related leave, this web
site provides an overview of each law, including information about where the
laws intersect and overlap.
Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) 1-866-327-6669
EARN is a free service that connects employers looking for
quality employees with skilled job candidates. This web site
is a one stop source for disability employment information
including: recruiting services, tools and resources, employer
success stories and business case for hiring people with
Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) 1-202-693-7880
WRP helps employers identify qualified college students with
disabilities for summer work experience and in some cases
full-time employment. Offers employers a database of
pre-screened college graduates seeking temporary or permanent
jobs. Employers may search the database by state or job
Architectural & Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
- The U.S. Access Board is a federal
agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through
leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility
guidelines and standards for the built environment, transportation,
communication, medical diagnostic equipment, and information technology.
Disability.gov - your on-line connection to the federal
government's disability-related information and resources.
National Business & Disability
Council – The NBDC is a leading resource for employers seeking to
integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking
to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
New England ADA & Accessible IT Center/Boston, MA
(617) 695-0085 - one of ten
regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Centers that provide ADA information,
training and technical assistance to businesses.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
ADA Home Page
- the ADA Home Page includes many excellent resources for employers. The
“ADA Business Connection” section of this site includes business briefs ad
tax incentive information.
USDOL Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
1-866-633-7365 - Employer Policy Team examines the issues
facing employers as they seek to hire, accommodate and advance
employees with disabilities. This team works to shape disability
employment policies that meet the needs of employers and people
with disabilities. Disseminates effective employer practices and
articulates the unique perspectives of businesses regarding the
employment of people with disabilities.
U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission 1-800-669-4000 - the EEOC enforces the
ADA’s employment provisions. The section of its Web site titled “Disability
Discrimination” provides access to numerous publications, including several
specifically designed to answer employer questions and concerns.
Health and Human Services Office on Disability (OD) Oversees the
implementation and coordination of disability programs, policies and special
initiatives pertaining to the over 54 million persons with disabilities in
the United States.
Board of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) (860) 602-4000
- responsible for initiating, coordinating and implementing the
education and training of Connecticut’s blind and visually impaired
residents. BESB serves Connecticut’s blind adults through ongoing
educational, vocational and living skills programs in order to empower
them to achieve employment success in their chosen profession and to
enhance their self-sufficiency.
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) 1-800-537-2549 -
BRS offers vocational rehabilitation and independent living
services to persons with physical and/or mental disabilities to
enhance their employability and self-sufficiency. Assists
employers in making job site accommodations. Staff can refer
employers to rehabilitation engineers, job accommodation
specialist and other employment consultation services.
Commission on Deaf and Hearing Impaired
web site of the
Commission on Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Advocates, strengthens and
implements state policies affecting Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and
their relationship to the public, industry, health care, and educational
Department of Labor - American Job Center
1-888-CT WORKS - the Department of Labor assists people
seeking jobs through a statewide network of employment
Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- web site of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
Promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas
of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment
The Connecticut Tech Act Project (CTTAP)
860-424-4881 operates out of the State of Connecticut, Department of
Rehabilitation Services (DORS). Our goal is to help individuals with
disabilities of all ages and all disabilities, as well as family members,
employers, educators and other professionals have access to Assistive Technology
devices and services.
is your one-stop connection to the local
services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after
school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always
ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you
are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1-number, dial
Youth Leadership Project - The Youth Leadership Forum is a
program that empowers youth with disabilities to realize their
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000
State of Connecticut