Programs That Support Work

Next Steps

Find a Job

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) can help you prepare for and find work.

If you are blind or visually impaired, contact your local Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) office for services that help prepare for and find work. You can also call BSBP at 1-800-292-4200 or 1-888-864-1212 (TTY).

If you get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program can help connect you with employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation.

A Michigan Works! One Stop Service Center can help you find a job and plan for your career. Find a Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center near you, or call 1-800-285-9675.

Look for job openings and post your resume at Pure Michigan Talent Connect, and check its statewide calendar of career and job fairs.

Learn about possible careers, schools, apprenticeships, and other programs in Michigan online at Pathfinder.

Going-Pro.com offers information on careers in the professional trades, including manufacturing, automotive, information technology, healthcare, and construction.

Post your resume on the Talent Acquisition Portal (TAP), a national talent pool of resumes by people with disabilities looking for work, plus job listings by businesses looking to hire.

The U.S. Department of Labor's My Skills, My Future website helps job seekers match their skills with new careers and find out what training is needed to move from one job to another.

Resources for Finding and Keeping Work

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers free, expert, and confidential one-on-one advice about workplace accommodations, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws, and self-employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is a federal agency that works to make it easier for people with disabilities to succeed at work by promoting policies that improve job access and conditions, and working with employers and goverment agencies.

The VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VCU RRTC), part of the Virginia Commonwealth University, offers programs and does research to improve job opportunties and quality of life for people with disabilities. A few of its programs include the Autism Center for Excellence, School 2 Work internships, and the Center on Traisition Innovations.

A Guide about the Americans with Disabilities Act for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment explains your rights and what is reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act.

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or DAC benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained Benefits Planner 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 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST.

View DB101's full list of experts who can help you understand different benefits.

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.

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