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Community and Internet Resources


Employment: Employment Services
(Assessment / Training / Placement)
Disability Specific: Physical Disability


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National
Employment Services by State:   AR / FL / MD / WI    (Official USPS State Abbreviations)


National

Career One Stop is the on-line presence for the Department of Labor's One Stop Career Centers. Located in every state, "One Stops" offer a range of employment services from career assessment to resume preparation. For more information, visit their website or call (877)-US-2JOBS (877-872-5627) (Voice), or (877) 348-0501 (TTY).

Lift Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that qualifies, trains, hires, and places information technology professionals who have physical disabilities through contracts with major corporations who eventually hire them directly. Lift has placed professionals in positions such as: programmer-analyst, systems-analyst, software engineer, business analyst, technical writer, technical specialist, network administrator, computer support specialist, data security specialist, database administrator, database manager, quality assurance specialist, CBT training developer, E-commerce specialist and website designer. Lift, Inc. is active in cities throughout the United States. For more information, call (908) 226-1193 or e-mail inquiry@lift-inc.org.

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State Listings


Arkansas

Mays Mission for the Handicapped, Inc., located in Herber Springs, Arkansas, offers on the job training to people with disabilities. The Mission operates a large 4-color web press, designs packages in its prepress and graphic arts department, cuts, folds and stitches paper and books in the bindery department and inserts all this into envelopes in the lettershop department. There are also data entry and pen assembly departments. Each department offers employment opportunities to people with disabilities. For more information about their programs and services, call (501) 362-7526 or e-mail info@maysmission.org.

Florida

Seagull Industries for the Disabled, Inc. is a private, non-profit social services agency serving individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities in Palm Beach County, Florida. They assist people with disabilities gain valuable employment skills and experience by providing temporary labor, piecemeal work and assembly, landscape maintenance, bulk mailing and other similar light labor services. For more information, call (561) 842-5814 or e-mail main@seagull.org.

Seminole Work Opportunity Program (SWOP) is a private non-profit organization providing sheltered vocational, educational and community based employment training to adults with developmental disabilities in Seminole and Orange Counties since 1980. SWOP creates employment opportunities by partnering with local businesses in need of contract work. For more information, call (407) 699-4419.

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Maryland

Alliance, Inc. prepares individuals with disabilities for the workforce through a variety of methods, including: career assessments, assessments to hire, work adjustment training, skills instruction and community based assessments. Individuals have the opportunity to develop skills in floral arrangements and horticulture, custodial skills including floor care, customer service, machine repair and day care. For more information, call (410) 282-5900.


Wisconsin

Assistive Technology Assessment Center (ATAC), a project of United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin, Manpower and Phones Plus, offers the opportunity to expand abilities and increase efficiency through the use of assistive technology. ATAC identifies tools and assistive devices that enable individuals with disabilities to interact with a phone and computer, thereby better preparing them for a variety of employment positions. The service offers an assessment by a Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR), a written report that provides technology recommendations, training on assistive technology and job placement. For more information, call (414) 329-4500 (Voice), (414) 329-4511 (TTY) or e-mail
atac@ucp-sew.org.

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