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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.

 

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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.

Find out more about Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Workforce.

Skills to Pay the Bills: "Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success"

Getting Ready for Managing Finances at the Age of Majority

 

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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 more about Microboards in Georgia.

Find out more about Supported Employment.

Find out about Job Corps.

Find out about AmeriCorps of Georgia.

Find out about Customized Employment.

Utilize the Workplace Flexibility Toolkit developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Women's Bureau

 

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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.

Find out more about Workforce Centers. 

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Rehabilitation Services

Georgia Rehabilitation Services
operates five programs to help people with disabilities to become productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

 

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.

 

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.