Other DOL Agencies:
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP's mission is to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Workforce Recruitment Program
The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
Other government agencies
U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
OSERS is committed to the broad values of inclusion, equity and opportunity for infants, toddlers, children, youth and adults with disabilities to actively participate in all aspects of life. OSERS promotes inclusion, ensures equity and creates opportunity as it strives to improve results and outcomes for children and adults with disabilities.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSEP is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
RSA oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services. RSA's major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies to provide employment-related services for individuals with disabilities, giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled.
U. S. Department of Education's Family and Community Engagement
The U. S. Department of Education's Family and Community Engagement Framework is designed for families, schools, districts, states, and the broader communities to build capacity for student achievement and school improvement.
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) :
Disability Rights Section of the U. S. Department of Justice
The Disability Rights Section works to achieve equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States by implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Through its multi-faceted approach toward achieving compliance with the ADA, this Section works to make this goal a reality.
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
ACL brings together the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the HHS Office on Disability to serve as the Federal agency responsible for increasing access to community supports, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities across the lifespan.
Ticket to Work
Whether you are just considering working, ready to find a service provider to help you, are looking for a job, or already working and want to keep on the road to financial independence, explore the Path to Work to learn more at every part of your journey. Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary.
Disability.gov provides thousands of resources on benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, health, housing, technology and transportation for people with disabilities, their families, Veterans, educators, employers and others.
USA.gov's mission is to create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible anytime, anywhere, via your channel of choice.
Non- Government Organizations:
To develop and influence disability employment related policies and practices, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy sponsors the following research and technical assistance resources.
National Disability Rights Network
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. NDRN’s mission is to promote the integrity and capacity of the P&A and CAP national network and to advocate for the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
NCD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Created in 2001, NCWD/Youth is composed of partners with expertise in education, youth development, disability, employment, workforce development and family issues. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), NCWD/Youth is housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C. NCWD/Youth offers a range of technical assistance services to state and local workforce investment boards, youth councils and other workforce development system youth programs.
The LEAD Center
The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to a single mission: advancing sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.
The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
PEAT is a multi-faceted initiative promoting the employment, retention, and career advancement of people with disabilities through the development, adoption, and promotion of accessible technology. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT is the only entity of its kind that brings together employers, technology providers, thought leaders, and technology users around the intersecting topics of accessible technology and employment.
The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)
The Center for Parent Information and Resources is made possible through funding from the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education. CPIR serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
Every State has at least one Parent Center that provides information and training to parents of children with disabilities, birth to 26. Find your State's Parent Center and connect with a world of expertise and resources.