Vocation (Job) Resources

Job Accommodation Network
JAN is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace. Find a list of vocational rehabilitation offices by state.

National Council on Independent Living
The longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.

Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
Conducts research to find what is most effective for assisting individuals with disabilities maintain employment and advance their careers. The primary stakeholders for this project are persons with disabilities, with an emphasis on those who are unemployed, underemployed or at risk of losing employment.

America's Heroes at Work (AHAW)
AHAW is a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) project that addresses the employment challenges of returning Service Members and Veterans living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Designed for employers and the workforce development system, this website is your link to information and tools to help returning Service Members and Veterans living with TBI and/or PTSD succeed in the workplace - particularly Service Members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Understanding Brain Injury: Guide for Employers (PDF)
Mayo Clinic has prepared a 28-page booklet for employers to help an employee with a disability achieve vocational success.

Return to Work After TBI (PDF)
TBI Research Review from the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Using a Team Approach to Employment of People with Traumatic Brain Injury
Archived Webcasts by Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health

O*Net
The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

Living With Traumatic Brain Injury
People with traumatic brain injuries may experience physical, cognitive or personality changes that affect their work and relationships. In this program from the University of Washington, hear stories of people who are rebuilding their lives and readjusting to family, careers and everyday life. This video is sponsored by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services/Aging and Disability Services Administration, TBI Model System (TBIMS) at the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Harborview Medical Center.