Work and Finances

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Finding a Job

Career Preparation for College Students: Getting Started

Workforce Recruitment Program – The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Social Security

Disability Planner – SSA – If you are unable to work, you may want to check into this when your parents retire or pass away, even if you are already receiving SSI. The SSI amount could increase substantially. An adult disabled before age 22 may be eligible for child’s benefits if a parent is deceased or starts receiving retirement or disability benefits. SSA considers this a “child’s” benefit because it is paid on a parent’s Social Security earnings record. The “adult child”—including an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild, grandchild, or step grandchild—must be unmarried, age 18 or older, and have a disability that started before age 22.

Recommended Reads

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills by Peggy Klaus

Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It


Information for People with Disabilities from the IRS

Financial Information from CHASA

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Resources for Employers

Recruiting and Hiring Employees with Disabilities