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GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED – CLEARING THE FINAL HURDLES 

Figuring out what kind of job you want to do is the hardest part. Now that you have figured that out, it’s time to see what agencies are out there that can help you get to where you want to be. The job you want may require education or training, you may need assistance with paying for special equipment that you need on the job, or you may need help figuring out or paying for transportation to and from your job; this is where agencies such as the Department of Rehabilitation and One Stop Career Centers can be of assistance.

Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
www.dor.ca.gov/
DOR provides services to people with many different types of disabilities; their main goal is to get you working, so they’ll work closely with you to help you achieve your goals! DOR may be able to help you pay for college or job training programs, transportation (bus pass, etc.), and even help you to purchase equipment (computers, software, or equipment for work) to help you reach your career goal. DOR is a valuable resource and will provide you with a counselor who works directly with you to help you become more independent. How’s that for service? You can find out more about the Department of Rehabilitation, including an office in your area and a downloadable application, on their website.
 
One Stop Career Centers
www.servicelocator.org
If you need additional assistance in your search for a job your local One-Stop Career Center can help! They can assess your skills and experience to help you decide on the best career, help you search for a job, or offer you education and training.
1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
www.jan.wvu.edu
JAN provides free information on job accommodations, including personal assistance services, assistive technology, self-employment options, and laws providing people with disabilities with rights to job accommodations.

Disability.gov
https://www.disability.gov/employment/working_with_a_disability_%26_
employment_supports

The “Working with a Disability & Employment Supports” section of disability.gov has information about personal assistance services, job accommodations, assistive technologies and other resources that can help people with disabilities successfully perform their job.

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