Employment Issues: Persons with DisabilitiesPresentation Transcript
Special Issues for Persons with Disabilities Kevin Michel August 9, 2010 CDF Webinar
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Define disabilities that are covered by ADA (work accommodations) and SS Disability (benefits).
Refer clients to help with applications and to advocacy organizations.
Describe the process of applying for an ADA Workplace Accommodation.
Describe some specific Reasonable Accommodations.
The Americans with Disabilities Act defines disabilities that are covered and sets forth the rights of individuals with disabilities to accommodations in the workplace and …
The Social Security Administration provides financial benefits and back-to-work opportunities for individuals
Individuals may wish to continue working while receiving SS Disability without losing benefits
Referring Clients to Advocacy Resources
Maryland Works http://www.mdworks.com
Referring Clients to Niche Employment Services
Empowering Clients with Friendly Technology
Request for Employer Accommodation
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990, AS AMENDED: http://www.ada.gov/ Comprehensive information about how the law applies to employment practices, education, and public access.
SS Disability Planner: http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/ Describes Social Security Disability benefits available, explains the process of applying for benefits, and details the steps involved in approving a claim and receiving benefits.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits: http://socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/ Enables users to file an online application for an adult’s Social Security Disability benefits, and provides answers to common questions.
Working While Disabled: http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10095.html Provides information for individuals who wish to continue working while receiving SS Disability without losing benefits.
ADA Regulations and Technical Assistance Materials: Application and Enforcement (For businesses and individuals): http://www.ada.gov/publicat.htm#Anchor-14210 Provides information for businesses to ensure compliance with ADA regulations and for individuals to advocate for accommodations.
ADA Business Connection: http://www.ada.gov/business.htm#Anchor-ADA-11481 Explains requirements, penalties, and tax incentives for businesses to reach out to customers with disabilities.
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov/ Explains how the Commission enforces the ADA and how individuals may file a complaint and receive assistance with their claims.
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services: http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/ProgramServices/Business4/ Provides individuals with access to professionals who can determine and establish their eligibility for SS Disability benefits; provides temporary use of assistive devices, training and subsidies for purchases of equipment.
Maryland Disability Law Center: http://www.mdlclaw.org/ A non-profit organization designated by the State to protect and advocate for the civil rights of persons with disabilities, they provide referrals and legal representation to individuals.
Disaboom Jobs: http://www.disaboomjobs.com/career-resources Provides employment resources, career advice, coaching, and information about employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Accessibility in Microsoft Products: http://www.microsoft.com/enable/ Provides detailed information and tutorials about using the accessibility features available in Microsoft products and assistive devices.