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RESOURCES

People with disabilities are able to

thrive and be amazing employees,

especially when matched with the right employment.

 

Employer/Employee Resources

Resources are available to both employers and employees alike to assist in finding

good employee-job matches, training, job analysis, and assistance on accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace.

National Resources

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE AND RESOURCE NETWORK

EARN helps employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities. In addition to hosting webinars and other events, EARN also maintains a website that provides information on: recruiting and hiring; retention and advancement; laws and regulations; creating an accessible and welcoming workplace; and federal contractor requirements. 1-866-327-6669

www.askearn.com

ADA National Network
Information,guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-959-4232

http://adata.org

OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY

Ability For Hire is a campaign designed to increase awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.Through Vocational Rehabilitation Services, they connect businesses with people who want to work and be seen for the things they can do rather than be perceived for the things they can’t.
1-866-487-2365

www.dol.gov/odep/

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Provides information about accommodations and related issues to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities. 1-866-327-6669

http://www.jan.wvu.edu

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Provides a variety of disability related employment resources. 1-800-283-7476

http://www.shrm.org

Think Beyond the Label
Health and Disability Advocates offer businesses a range of solutions, including diversity recruiting strategies, recruitment advertising to planning and training. 1-312-223-9600

http://thinkbeyondthelabel.com

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
Promotes best practices in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. 1-800-706-2710

http://usbln.org

Local Resources

ABILITY FOR HIRE

Ability For Hire is a campaign designed to increase awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.Through Vocational Rehabilitation Services, they connect businesses with people who want to work and be seen for the things they can do rather than be perceived for the things they can’t.

www.abilityforhire.com

ABILITY BUILDING SERVICES

Ability Building Services is a private not-for-profit community agency that provides pre-vocational activities, vocational training, residential training and other supports and services as needed by people with developmental disabilities. Emphasis is placed on high quality person centered services that are flexible, creative, innovative and oriented toward practical and useful skills.

www.abilitybuildingservices.org

Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD)

CSD's vision is to provide employment services for individuals who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard-of-hearing. 1-605-367-5760

http://www.csd.org

Lewis and Clark Behavioral Health Services

Helps personal with psychiatric disabilities with job searches and supports. 605-665-4606

http://www.lcbhs.net

Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) 

DRS assists individuals with disabilities to obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency, personal independence, and
full inclusion into society. 1-605-668-3050

http://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/default.aspx

Department of Human Services, Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired (SBVI)

SBVI provides individualized rehabilitation services that result in optimal employment and independent living

outcomes for citizens who are blind or visually impaired. 605-367-5330

http://dhs.sd.gov/servicetotheblind/default.aspx

Department of Labor & Regulation

Helps employers in the local area deal with various labor issues and helps job applicants identify opportunities

and prepare for productive employment.

http://dlr.sd.gov