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Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) a federal tax credit for
employers who hire employees with disabilities through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The credit applies to the first
$6,000 of wages paid.
Disability.Gov is an award-winning federal government website that provides an interactive,
community-driven information network of disability-related programs, services, laws and benefits.
Job Accommodations Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance
on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/YOUTH) is your source for
information about employment and youth with disabilities.
Think Beyond The Label is committed to making the business case for employing people
with disabilities. They are a partnership of health and human service and employment agencies with federal grants, coming together to
build a uniform national infrastructure and approach that connects businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities. Their goal is
to raise awareness that hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense.
U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy
U.S. Social Security Information - Business Services Online (BSO)
enables organizations and authorized individuals to conduct business with the Social Security Administration by providing a degree of
authentication that ensures a level of trust. Once registered through BSO, users may request, activate, and access various services and
functions. Employers can verify Social Security numbers online using our:
Perkins School for the Blind International leader in blindness services, including Perkins School for the Blind, assistive technology solutions and teacher professional development
Texas School for the Blind A special public school in which students, ages 6 through 21, who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, are eligible for consideration for services on the TSBVI campus. It is also a statewide resource to parents of these children and the professionals who serve them, from birth through transition from school.
Washington School for the Blind A school for visually-impaired, blind, or deaf-blind students, located in Vancouver, Washington. It provides specialized quality educational services to visually impaired and blind youth ages
birth thru 21 years of age and serves as a statewide demonstration and resource center.
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Resources for Families
Pathways to Literacy Literacy activities and resources for children who are blind, visually impaired, or deaf and blind.
Hadley Institute This Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired creates personalized learning opportunities that empower people to thrive at home, work, and in their communities. It offers distance learning courses for a variety of audiences. Courses such as Early Independence, Finding your Way, How to be your Child's advocate, Learning through Play, and Parenting a Child with Multiple Disabilities.
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