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Most recently updated on December 3, 2012
Looking for a job can be intimidating. If you are in need of some form of accommodations in order to do your job, asking for them can be embarrassing and may feel awkward. Here are some resources that will let you know what your rights are, give you ideas on modifications, and help you know that you are not the only person asking for special arrangements at work. Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation is not an employment agency, but can offer information and support. Any questions? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stacia Wagner at 866-228-HOPE and ask.
CBTF is looking for young adult brain tumor survivors to participate in a study looking at employment issues and concerns you may have. If you are interested, please call Stacia Wagner at 866-228-4673.
The University of Washington provides AccessIT to promote the use of electronic and information technology for all levels of employees with disabilities. The Web site helps answer any questions dealing with work place information technology accommodations.
ADA&IT Technical Assistance Centers
ADA & IT centers are complete regional resources for information on issues around Americans with Disabilities Act. Each center works closely with local business, disability, governmental, rehabilitation and other professional networks to provide information and assistance.
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
The AAPD offers updates on disability legislation and news. The Web site has an extensive resource list.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Through the Department of Justice, the ADA Web site and toll-free number offer free information and technical assistance around issues dealing with disabilities, including your employment rights.
The Cancer Advocacy Project
Provides cancer patients and survivors in the New York City area with free legal information.
CODI has an extensive resource section of employment centers for people with disabilities.
Information on work accommodations, your rights, career counseling, and guides on job and resume services.
Disability Rights Legal Center
The Disability Rights Legal Center specializes in resolving employment problems for cancer survivors. They offer a national toll-free assistance line staffed by attorneys and other professionals, services both in English and Spanish.
Job Accommodation Network
Job Accommodations Network, provided by the government, is a free consulting resource whose goal is to facilitate employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing information on job accommodations, self-employment, and small business opportunities.
The SurvivorCare program offers information and support on employment and debt counseling issues for cancer survivors.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY offers a guide for individuals with cognitive problems in their transition from school to employment.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
NCCS offers a comprehensive employment rights guide.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The ODEP Web site has archived information regarding the many issues people with disabilities face in the work place. The site lists specific examples of Personal Assistance Services (PAS). The toll-free line provides answers to policy questions regarding employment for individuals with a disability.
Patient Advocate Foundation
PAF provides free mediation for cancer patients and survivors facing difficulty with access to care.
RISE is a non profit organization supporting people with significant disabilities in finding employment by providing person-centered career planning, vocational rehabilitation and job placement. Although most of their tangible services are limited to the Twin Cities area, they are available to everyone for information.
Social Security Online
The Web site answers many questions about qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits.
Training and Technical Assistance for Providers
Virginia Commonwealth University in partnership with the Institute for Community Inclusion, through government funding, provides education on employment options for people with disabilities including customized employment. The site is geared towards employers, but there is information specific to employees available.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC enforces all disability laws. The Web site has updates on legislation, work place accommodations, and other disability related news. They also have a fact sheet on reasonable work place accommodations. The EEOC can direct you to the agency in your state that enforces employment discrimination.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Through the Federal Employment of People with Disabilities section of the Web site, people with disabilities can apply for competitive federal jobs. Once linked with Vocational Rehabilitation, they can also apply for non-competitive federal jobs. The site is being developed and will include information on certification of disability.
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