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This guide presents DPL's resources for job-related skills, as well as provides links to job opportunities within the Quad-Cities.
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Books to Help You Get Started

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Life Beyond the Classroom - Paul Wehman
ISBN: 9781557667526
Publication Date: 2006-01-01

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Resources for People with Disabilities - Elizabeth Oakes (Editor)
ISBN: 0894343092
Publication Date: 2001-01-01

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Complete Directory for People with Disabilities - Laura Mars (Editor)
ISBN: 9781619251328
Publication Date: 2014-08-01


Help for People with Disabilities Looking for Jobs

People with disabilites may find themselves having a hard time getting a job. This page is designed to help you along the road to finding a new job. Check out the various books and websites gathered here for more information about different organizations that can offer job assistance.

Helpful Websites

  • Iowa Employment and Disability/Accessibility
  • Advocacy Groups to Help You Find a Job has compiled a list of groups to help advocate for you if you have a certain disability. Please check out the different services each organization offers by visiting their website.
  • American with Disabilities Act information
    The Department of Labor, as well as four other government agencies, are in charge of enforcing the ADA.
  • Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
    Here you can find resources for deaf and hard of hearing people looking for accommodation and job help. General disability help is also available.
  • Disability Rights Iowa: Law Center for Protection and Advocacy
    This website offers information about your right to work as a disabled person within the state of Iowa. Specific information can be found as you visit each website.
  • Federal Disability Employment
    The Office of Personnel Management has put together this website as a way to help people with disabilities apply for jobs within the government. Background on specific agencies, hiring processes, and accommodation provisions are provided, as well as information about the Equal Opportunity Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    This website offers a number of resources. Pay attention to the "Disability Resources Online" page.
  • Job and Financial Assistance
    This website lists a bunch of resources for job and financial assistance help for people with disabilities looking for jobs.
  • Ticket to Work Program
    The Social Security Administration has put together the Ticket to Work Program as a way to provide different services and support to help people aged 18 through 64 who receive disability benefits the opportunity to go to work or earn more money at their current job. Click through to read more.
  • Workplace Accommodations
    Questions about workplace accommodations or the Americans with Disabilities Act can be answered at this website.
  • Women with Disabilities
    The Office on Women's Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a number of resources for women with disabilities. Some of the resources they offer can also be applied to men, though that number is limited.

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