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Resources for Employees and Job Seekers with Disabilities

October 20, 2021

Returning to work after a catastrophic injury like a brain injury (BI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) can come with unexpected challenges. Craig Hospital’s care teams are dedicated to supporting our patients in their goals to return to their previous work or explore new career paths. The Craig Hospital Community Reintegration Program is specialized in working with people with BI and/or SCI and their employers to prepare and empower them to return to the workplace and help them troubleshoot, adapt, access resources and advocate for themselves in their careers.

Learn more about national and local resources available to people with disabilities who are seeking employment:

  • AgrAbility

AgrAbility promotes success in agriculture for people with disabilities or other physical challenges and their families. Colorado AgrAbility is part of a nationwide network of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs begun through the 1990 Farm Bill. The goal of the National AgrAbility Project is to inform, educate and assist farmers, ranchers and farm workers with disabilities and their families so they can continue to have successful careers in agriculture.

National Website
http://www.agrability.org/

Colorado Website
https://agsci.colostate.edu/agrability/

  • Campaign for Disability Employment

Resources for job seekers, employees and employers

https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/where-to-learn-more/resources-for-job-seekers-and-employees/

  • Colorado Disability Benefits 101

See how working impacts your benefits. Use the work and benefits estimator along with other great links to resources.

https://co.db101.org/

  • Connecting Colorado

Connecting Colorado is part of a state- and county-run system that delivers immediate, tangible results for your future. You can post your résumé, apply for a specific job or do a self-directed job search through their jobs database.

https://www.connectingcolorado.com/

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides a wide variety of individualized services for people with disabilities to allow them to reach their employment goals.

These services can include vocational guidance and counseling, short- or long-term training, job seeking skills, job development and job coaching, assistive technology, and needed accommodations to participate with DVR and on the job.

Colorado DVR Website
https://dvr.colorado.gov/

National Rehabilitation Services Administration
https://rsa.ed.gov/about/states

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) hosts information for employers, employees, job seekers and healthcare providers about the Americans with Disability Act, workplace accommodations and assistive technology.

https://askjan.org/

  • O*NET

O*NET has resources on career exploration, interest testing and job-seeking information. It hosts detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!

https://www.onetonline.org/