What is available to help me get and keep a job when I leave school?

Customized Employment: Solutions for Youth with Disabilities The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy Video

This video showcases customized employment as a strategy for transitioning youth with disabilities moving into employment. (00:05:10)

The Work Site: About the Ticket to Work Program The Social Security Administration URL

This Web site explains the Ticket to Work Program and other Social Security Administration programs and work incentives to help you transition into work without losing your benefits.

Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD) PDF

This toolkit guides users through deciding if Personal Assistance Services (PAS) would be a good support for them while living independently and pursuing school or employment. It addresses how to identify your needs and write a clear job description, interview and select PAS candidates, and manage and evaluate the PAS.

Customized Employment Q&A: Workplace Supports Virginia Commonwealth University and the Institute for Community Inclusion PDF

This fact sheet explains what workplace supports are – partners and procedures that help people get their jobs done efficiently and effectively – and how they are used by employees with and without disabilities. It also covers how to assess when additional supports are needed and who can help implement them.

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Youth (NCWD) PDF

This interactive workbook guides young adults through making the decision about disclosing their disabilities using a self-determination framework.