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Employment Resources for the Disabled

Maryland Works, Inc. is a statewide membership association that expands employment and business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Our members include non-profit community service organizations and individual workforce development professionals who specialize in creating workforce and economic opportunities for thousands of motivated and qualified Marylanders with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

The Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, with the guidance of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, plays a unique role in the workforce development arena. The Department acts as a broker for initiatives designed to develop a skilled workforce.

Openings for new full-time and non-merit jobs with Baltimore County Government are available online.

The Jobs and Careers Info Center, maintained by the Baltimore County Public Library, provides links to local and national employment resources.

The Maryland Workforce Exchange, run by the State's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation provides job search resources.

The Ticket to Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program was created in 1999 to provide Social Security disability beneficiaries the choices, opportunities and support needed to become and stay employed, increase their earnings, and eventually leave and remain off benefits by being fully self-supportive. Organizations selected to participate in the Ticket program are required to provide employment support services that afford Ticket Holders the opportunity and support to prepare for, obtain and retain career ladder jobs that will realistically enable them to leave and remain off of cash benefits. Eligible Social Security disability beneficiaries, called Ticket Holders, may assign their Tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to maximize their economic self-sufficiency through work opportunities.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) offers programs and services that help people with disabilities go to work or stay independent in their homes and communities. DORS is an agency of the Maryland State Department of Education composed of the public vocational rehabilitation (VR) program and the Disability Determination Services.

The National Center on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system. NCWD is based at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston. It is funded through the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Revised June 6, 2014

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