Learn More About Job Supports and Accommodations

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a very useful resource for jobseekers, employees, and employers. JAN has a list of common accommodations and an accommodation database.

The Department of Labor’s Office on Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP) has a fact sheet that walks you through the steps on how your employer can work with you to get you a reasonable accommodation.

The National Center on Workforce and Disability has a general fact sheet on reasonable accommodations and assistive technology.

Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has a website on reasonable accommodations and disability disclosure for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Virginia Commonwealth University has a disclosure decision tool that can help you decide whether, how, and when to disclose your disability to your employer.

The Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council has information about assistive technology (AT) and funding for AT in Missouri.

Independent Living Centers are another good resource for learning about and trying out assistive technology. There are Independent Living Centers located throughout Missouri.

Learn More About the ADA and MHRA

Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services (MO P&A) supply services to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities in Missouri. To accomplish this, MO P&A supplies technical assistance statewide about the legal provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA).

The Great Plains ADA Center supplies information, technical assistance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related disability laws to persons, families, and organizations.

To file a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), click here.

To file a charge with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR), click here.

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or CDB benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained Benefits Specialist can help you avoid complications when you are working on a job plan for your future. For questions or guidance specific to your situation, you can speak to someone at the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (1-866-833-2967 TTY/TDD) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM EST.

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation.