JOB SEEKERS Fact Sheets
In an attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions about employment for individuals with disabilities, The National Education Center developed a series of eleven fact sheets.
Click on the following links below for job seeker assistance:
Want to Work?
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is administering the Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) program that will allow eligible Marylanders with disabilities to pay a small fee and receive health care coverage. EID provides full fee-for-service Medicaid coverage and wrap-around services for those with other health insurance or Medicare.
Click here to view the fact sheet onEmployed Individuals with Disabilities Program (PDF) / Employed Individuals with Disabilities Program (EID) (Word)
Is Teleworking right for you?
This fact sheet discusses teleworking for employees and job seekers with disabilities. Telework is working away from the official job site and can be done on a full-time or part-time basis. Telework may be an option that can eliminate current barriers to employment such as inadequate transportation, fatigue, inaccessible work environments, and the need for personal assistance.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Telework for Employees and Job Seekers with Disabilities (PDF)
Are you dissatisfied with services you received?
This fact sheet discusses the proper way to address concerns regarding dissatisfaction with services received from various state agencies.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Frustrated? Options for Action (PDF) / Frustrated? Options for Action (Word)
Do I have to disclose my disability?
This fact sheet reviews when, what and how to disclose and the advantages and disadvantages of disclosing.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Disclosure (PDF) / Disclosure (Word).
What are my employment rights and responsibilities?
This fact sheet explains employment rights and responsibilities of the individual with a disability and the business. It also defines key terms related to employment and disability.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Your Rights and Responsibilities (PDF) / Your Rights and Responsibilities (Word)
What is available to me as I transition from school to work?
This fact sheet explains the various programs and opportunities that are available as youth make the transition from school to work.
Click here to view the fact sheet on School to Work (PDF) / School to Work (Word).
Where do I start my job search?
This fact sheet is designed to provide ideas about where to start a job search (i.e. One-Stop Career Centers, the internet, local newspaper etc). It also discusses networking and informational interviews.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Where the Jobs Are (PDF) / Where the Jobs Are (Word)
Think You Can't Work? Think again...
This fact sheet provides resources for individuals with disabilities about who to speak to, where to go, and what the individual can do to make going to work a positive experience.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Think You Can't Work? Think Again... (PDF) / Think You Can't Work? Think Again... (Word).
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How do I get the job I want?
This fact sheet is designed to answer the following questions for job seekers: How do you know if you are ready to get and keep a job? What should you expect from your employer? What will your employer expect from you? What are necessary skills for work success? How do you figure out what would be a good job for you?
Click here to view the fact sheet on Getting the Job You Want (PDF) / Getting the Job You Want (Word)
What options do I have for Employment?
This fact sheet reviews the many different employment settings an individual with a disability has to choose from and questions to ask when considering the setting which best suits the individual.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Employment Options (PDF) / Employment Options (Word)
What options do I have for a career?
This fact sheet discusses options for education after high school, places that assist individuals who are interested in starting their own business, and One-Stop Career Centers.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Career Options (PDF) / Career Options (Word).
How do I get Assistive Technology?
This fact sheet defines Assistive Technology, explores different funding sources and offers helpful tips for the consumer to consider when choosing an assistive technology device.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Assistive Technology (PDF) / Assistive Technology (Word).
What services are available to assist me?
This fact sheet is designed to give an overview of the services provided by Developmental Disabilities Administration, the Division of Rehabilitation Services, Mental Hygiene Administration and One-Stop Career Centers.
Click here to view the fact sheet on Supports and Services (PDF) / Supports and Services (Word).
Want hard copies of these fact sheets? You may receive hard copies of these fact sheets by submitting a completed Job Seeker Order Form (below) to the Maryland Department of Disabilities.
Click here to open the Job Seeker Order Form (PDF) / Job Seeker Order Form (Word)
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This fact sheets gives information on what a security clearance is and help understand why you may need one. Learn how to apply and how a security clearance may help in certain jobs.
Click here to open the fact sheet on Security Clearances (Word) / Security Clearances (PDF)
Learn the principles of Universal Design and how a standard design approach creates better housing opportunities for people with disabilities.
Click here to open the fact sheet on Universal Design (Word) / Universal Design (PDF)
The Base Realignment and Closure process is expected to bring as many as 60,000 new government, military and private jobs to Maryland in the coming years. Get information on what types of jobs will be available and how to apply.
Click here to open the fact sheet on BRAC - (Word) / BRAC (PDF)
This fact sheets helps you to maximize your employment dollars. Learn how asset developments helps with unexpected costs and even retirement.
Click here to open the fact sheet on Asset Development (Word) / Asset Development (PDF)
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Learning to use fixed route public transportation provides individuals with disabilities the independence to participate in employment, education, and recreation. Click here to open the fact sheet on Travel Training (PDF) / Travel Training (Word)
When an individual applies for a loan or a credit card, one of the first items the lender will look at is the individual’s credit history.This fact sheet explains how to build or repair credit and how bad credit may effect your job search. Credit History (PDF) / Credit History (Word)
Expungement is the removal of court and police records from public inspection. This fact sheet explains the process to achieve this and how it might effect employment. Expungement (PDF) / Expungement (Word).
The Maryland Department of Disabilities partnered with the Jacob Frances Institute (JFI) of the University of Baltimore to compile a report of the employment and earning status of Marylanders with disabilities. JFI used information using the American Community Survey information from 2008 through 2010 for this report. Please find a copy of this report here: JFI MDOD Employment Report (Word).
JFI also looked at the earning status of individuals receiving DDA funding through their Supported Employment or Day Habilitation programs. Click here to read the report summarizing these findings: DHMH/DDA Longitudinal Findings (Word).
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