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 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.
Resources for job seekers, employees and employers.
See how working impacts your benefits. Use the work and benefits estimator along with other great links to resources.
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.
DB101 is a great tool that can help develop work re-entry goals. See how working impacts your benefits. Use the work and benefits estimator along with other great links to resources. It's available in Colorado and on a limited national scale, currently in 11 states. The tool can help people plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together.
The Job Accomodation Network hosts information for employers, employees, job seekers and healthcare providers about the Americans with Disability Act, workplace accommodations and assistive technology.
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.
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!
Best practices for resume writing, laws that protect you from discrimination, and several other topics that you should know about as a disabled worker.