Disclaimer: These materials are based on the law at the time we write them. We try to update our materials; however, laws are regularly changing. If you want to make sure the law has not changed, contact us or another legal source.
Sample letter to Request Reasonable Accommodations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you have the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace. This includes accommodations you need during the COVID-19 pandemic to help you stay healthy and be able to work. This sample letter can be used to ask your employer or prospective workplace for reasonable accommodations you need in the hiring process or for your job.
Obtaining Assistive Technology through the Department of Rehabilitation
This publication looks to answer questions you might have regarding assistive technology and how the Department of Rehabilitation can help provide those devises and/or services.
Transition-Age Youth and Social Security: The Student Earned Income Exclusion
In this publication you will learn about the Student Earned Income Exclusion and how it can help.
Employment Supports/Work Incentive Programs Under Title II -SSDI
This is one of the most frequently asked questions by a SSDI beneficiary who wants to work. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides employment support/work incentive programs that can be used to assist in your work efforts.
Employment Supports/Work Incentive Programs Under Title XVI –SSI
This is one of the most frequently asked questions, by a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, who wants to work.
The Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) Fact Sheet
The Individualized Plan for Employment is a critical document in the vocational rehabilitation process you will go through with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). The IPE contains important information on your employment goal, and what services and supports the DOR has agreed provide to assist you in meeting that goal.
America’s Job Center of California
What is America’s Job Center of California?
America’s Job Center of California (formerly the One-Stop Career Center) was established by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations. These centers are administered by the state Workforce Investment Board (WIB) consisting of representatives from businesses, labor organizations, educational institutions an
Rehabilitation Services and Comparable Benefits and Services Fact Sheet
This pub explains that DOR will not pay for services you can get from others. It tells you what types of services you may get from others. It tells you the law that allows DOR to do this.
Your Right to Competitive Integrated Employment
Competitive Integrated Employment, or CIE, means people with disabilities can earn the same pay as others without disabilities. It means those with disabilities can work where people without disabilities work. This pub tells you about CIE. It tells you what happens to your SSI when you work. It tells you how to get CIE, and who can help you get it.
Transition Services for Students
This publication is about how different agencies should help young people with disabilities as they move into adult life. This process is called TRANSITION. These agencies are school districts and the Department of Rehabilitation. Some young people are also clients of a regional center. Regional centers also have to help with transition
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Employment
Federal and state law require employers to accommodate your disability. This publication gives you a sample letter to ask for an accommodation. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: State and Local Government Employees
The law requires state and local government employers to accommodate your disability. This publication gives you a sample letter to ask for one. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your state or local employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
Obtaining Assistive Technology through Your Employer
The term “assistive technology” means the technology used in an assistive technology device or assistive technology service for increasing, maintaining, or improving the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet: Federal Government Employees
The law requires federal employers to accommodate your disability. This pub gives you a sample letter to ask for one. It has a sample letter for your doctor. It tells you what to do if your federal employer will not give you an accommodation for your disability so you can do your job.
Transition-Age Youth and Social Security – Age 18 Re-Determination
This pub tells you about SSI rules when you turn age 18. If you had SSI before age 18, you have to have your eligibility for SSI decided again. SSI rules are different for people over the age of 18. This pub also tells you where to get help.