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Career Planning Centers

The Career Planning Center provides clinical and vocational evaluations for our consumers to assist the counselor and consumer to develop an employment goal that is best for the consumer. 

Check out the Hot Jobs

What do you want to do? If you are undecided, check out the following webpage to learn about the most in-demand jobs. the hot locations to work or find out who is the largest employer in the state. Visit the site and see all the demographics.

Zarrow Institute on Transition & Self-Determination

The Zarrow Institute on Transition & Self-Determination facilitates successful secondary and postsecondary educational, vocational and personal outcomes for students and adults with disabilities. Zarrow faculty, staff, and students do this through self-determination oriented evaluation, research, development, transition education instruction, and dissemination of best educational and support practices. The Zarro also prepares undergraduate and graduate students to assume leadership roles in schools, universities, and support organizations.

Check out the Zarrow Institute on Transition & Self-Determination 

Job Search Survival Handbook

Other Resources

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.  Visit the Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The WINTAC will provide training and technical assistance (TA) to State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (SVRAs) and related agencies and rehabilitation professionals and service providers to help them develop the skills and processes needed to meet the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Visit the WINTAC website. 

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

Check out the US Department of Labor, Youth in Transition soft skills webpage: "Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Visit the US DOL website

KTER develops and tests knowledge translation (KT) strategies designed to help vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and businesses find, understand and use research related to employing people with disabilities. Check out their Employment Research Database.

Best Practices in Self-Advocacy Skill Building | Center for Parent Information and Resources

The Parent Center network has a common list of 14 priority topics we are expected to address. The list comes to us from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education.

Welcome to the Hub page that focuses on the priority topic of “best practices in self-advocacy skills building.”  Here, you’ll find quick connections to materials and resources you can use with youth with disabilities and their families to build their abilities to advocate for themselves. Items marked with ** are designed to be parent-friendly.

Best practices in self-advocacy.