A job can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride and have an enormous effect on our overall life satisfaction. Finding the right job is not easy and it can be especially challenging for individuals with disabilities. A good transition plan will help students prepare and acquire the right skills for the right job.
Preparing for the Job World
Being prepared for the job world involves a variety of skills. Students can prepare by learning good social skills, grooming skills, work ethics, and specific job skills.
There are many different types of job situations that might be appropriate and rewarding to an individual with a disability. Some people are able to work in full or part-time positions while others may need supported employment. Still others might create their own microboard or work as volunteers.
Find out about Customized Employment.
Utilize the Workplace Flexibility Toolkit developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Women's Bureau
Workforce Centers are part of the Georgia Department of Labor and provide a variety of services including helping individuals: explore career options through personal assessment and counseling; training for a job; and finding the financial resources to help with preparing for work.
Georgia Rehabilitation Services
The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) provides services to help eligible persons with disabilities prepare for, start, and maintain competitive employment. VR has more than 50 offices in 12 regions statewide. Find out more about the obligations of State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies.
Disability Adjudication Services (DAS), works with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make disability determinations for Georgia citizens who apply for entitlement programs administered by the SSA.
Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation (RWSIR) is a comprehensive care and rehabilitation center that focuses on improving functional independence, self-sufficiency, quality of life and employ-ability.