Resources and links
Disabilities – general
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Check out the links on the right. At the top, people with disabilities will find links to important forms about your rights and filing grievances. Employers, scroll down to learn how the ADA laws impact you and find resources to keep you informed of changes.
- The Arc
The Arc is a organization that serves and advocates for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- The Minnesota AgrAbility Project
AgrAbility assists people with disabilities who work in agriculture. Accidents or
chronic health conditions can create barriers to many farm tasks.
- Disability Statistics Center
Get the latest statistics on the number of persons with disabilities, types of disabilities, employers who provide accommodations and more. This site is also packed with results of recent studies.
- National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
This organization is run by the Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation and provides detailed reports and information on disabilities and rehabilitation.
- The National Organization on Disability
This site offers information to help persons with disabilities navigate the world of work and an overview of legal requirements for accommodating persons with disabilities.
Employment – disabilities, laws and resources
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Outlines your protected rights for hiring, working and more. How to file a grievance against an employer if your rights as a minority, a person with a disability or more are violated.
- Job Search Assistance at Local Libraries
Goodwill/Easter Seals provides Employment/Support Consultants in several libraries to provide job search resource, assistance and referral. No appointment is necessary. Locations and times are on the library events calendars: Hennepin County Libraries, Ramsey County Libraries, St. Paul Public Libraries, James J. Hill Reference Library
- Job Accommodations Network
This U.S. Government-funded web site and organization offers no-fee consulting to help employers and persons with disabilities know and navigate the legal requirements for accommodating persons with disabilities. Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota does this on a one-on-one basis with each new hire to help both the employer and the person with the disability succeed. Employers, we invite you to learn more.
- U.S. Employment Labor Exchange and America's Job Bank
America's Job Bank (AJB), an electronic labor exchange service, is designed to help employers and job seekers find each other via the Internet. The site is packed with resources for employers and persons seeking employment. You can upload your résumé to this national job search bank.
- U.S. Government Disability Information web site
U.S. Government resources for people with disabilities who are seeking employment or who want to improve employability, know their rights in the workplace and more. Other pages of the site offer information for employers.
U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy
This U.S. government site outlines the legal requirements and policies governing hiring practices and reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. It also has resources for persons with disabilities. Of interest to employers: Recruiting and hiring people with disabilities.
Hearing impairments, persons who are deaf
National Association of the Deaf
The national advocacy and support organization for persons with hearing impairments. Resources for persons with this disability.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (Minnesota chapter link)
NAMI-Minnesota is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with mental illness (brain disorders) and their families. NAMI-MN offers programs of education, support and advocacy, and supports research efforts.
New immigrants, refugees and new Americans
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
If you're a new immigrant to the U.S., this site offers information on when and how to apply to be an American Citizen. There are many organizations that charge fees in addition to the U.S. government application and processing fees for this information, but this is the official web site and outlines the fees and process clearly.
- Duxbury Systems, Inc.
The leading provider of Braille software. The Links page has other links for persons with a sight impairment, such as information about Braille, Braille translation companies, seeing eye dogs and much more.
- National Federation of the Blind
This is the advocacy and support organization for persons with sight impairments and offers advocacy and resources for employers, adults and children.
How this page is organized:
This page is organized in the categories listed below and organizations are listed alphabetically below each. Click the link to quickly scroll to that section of the page.
Employment – laws and resources
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