Social and Physical Support for Returning to Work: Resources
These resources are an extension of the Living After Stroke: Social and Physical Support for Returning to Work webinar. They are meant to assist stroke survivors, caregivers and family members with questions regarding returning to work and provide resources to search for employment and volunteer opportunities post-stroke. Many of the resources refer to resources for people with disabilities. National Stroke Association does not believe a stroke equals a disability and provides these resources solely as tools for better approaching life post-stroke.
- The American Occupational Therapy Association
This national professional association promotes advances in occupational therapy to ensure availability of quality services. This website provides extensive information about occupational therapy and how it can help you return to work.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. The U.S. Department of Justice’s website on the ADA includes the text of the policy as it was amended in 2008 in addition to the original 1990 version.
- Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
COBRA aids workers and their families with continued health coverage should they lose health benefits due to job loss, job transition, divorce, death or reduced work hours.
- Disability-Friendly Employers
- Employer Responsibilities Under Federal Health Care Legislation: COBRA & HIPAA
This website includes information on COBRA and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including rights, regulations and forms.
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
FMLA offers eligible employees job protection should they require leave for family and/or medical reasons. This U.S. Department of Labor site includes information about eligibility, forms, news and guidance.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN is a website run by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN provides free, practical information to assist persons with disabilities in successfully finding and continuing employment. The site offers Web-based, one-on-one and telephone consultations as well as training workshops. Visit this site for help with finding a job, developing job skills and accessing accommodations and local resources.
- Job Descriptions
Use this page to guide you in analyzing job descriptions.
- Lighthouse International
Lighthouse International works to prevent and treat vision loss through an empowerment perspective. The site offers information on eye health, rehabilitation services, career services and an online store that sells adaptive equipment.
- North Coast Medical
This website sells adaptive equipment and medical supplies to help manage symptoms and maintain quality of life while preparing to return—and after you return—to work.
- O*NET OnLine
O*NET OnLine is a free job classification website. Use for details on specific job-related information concerning education, job duties and physical requirements.
- State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Vocational rehabilitation services are available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. See this page for your state’s information.
These resources are an extension of the information found in the
Social and Physical Support for Returning to Work webinar.
This work is supported by the US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; grant number H133B080031 through the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Enhancing the Functional and Employment Outcomes of Individuals Who Experience a Stroke.