Employment Opportunities

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 Having a job is not only beneficial financially, but can also provide a sense of purpose that is vital to a fulfilling quality of life. Being disabled does not erase the skills or the ability to obtain new skills to join the workforce and become gainfully employed. Whether through a vocational rehabilitation program or traditional job search, there is the perfect job out there for you and DAPDET has you covered!

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When disabled and receiving SSI or SSDI there may be guidelines that you need to follow. Below are links that will help you navigate receiving disability benefits and being employed.

Working with a disability can be challenging and may require supports to obtain and maintain employment. Vocational Rehabilitation services empower people with disabilities to achieve high quality employment outcomes with assistive technology and vocational training.

Finding suitable employment can be a daunting task. While there are many traditional employment seeking websites, some are more fitting and easy to use than others. Below are links for employment sites recommended for the disabled community .

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Ticket to Work  offers access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work

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Therapeutic Rehabilitation and Vocational Training Centers is a Michigan based company that specializes in Clinical Services & Vocational Training.

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Pride Industries creates sustainable career opportunities and training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. 

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A Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) allows those who receive SSDI to set aside income and resources that Social Security would typically count as asset limitations. You can use the money in your PASS account to pay for expenses related to your work goal while you continue to receive your benefits.

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Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) provides specialized employment and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed or retaining employment

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NeuroRestorative is a leading provider of subacute and post-acute rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges

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Persons with disabilities can use the Pure Michigan Talent Connect 

 Advanced Job Search feature to identify opportunities that may interest you.

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Michigan Works has services that include resume assistance, interview coaching, job search guidance, training opportunities, and for certain qualified individuals, assistance with support services including assistance paying for job-related costs.