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Returning to Work Post-Stroke: Resources

Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Access sites and information to help direct your post-stroke career path and find volunteer opportunities.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network
    Find information, guidance and training on the ADA, tailored to meet the needs of business, government and individuals at local, regional and national levels.

  • The Campaign for Disability Employment
    This collaborative effort between several disability and business organizations seeks to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. The site offers a range of education and outreach tools, all designed to engage employers, people with disabilities, family, educators and the general public.

  • Careerbuilder
    This employment search engine offers a searchable database of jobs.

  • Disability.gov
    Disability.gov is a federal website that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Find important information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation.

  • Equal Opportunity Publications
    This portal includes opportunities for diversity recruitment with a portfolio of seven national career magazines, a diversity website, online job board and career expos for women, members of minority groups and people with disabilities.

  • Idealist.org
    Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas and locate job and volunteer opportunities and supporters.

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
    Find free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

  • Society for Human Resource Management
    This membership-based organization’s mission is to build and sustain partnerships with human resource professionals, media, governments, nongovernmental organizations, businesses and academic institutions to address people management challenges that influence the effectiveness and sustainability of their organizations and communities. Find templates, tools and research on the site.

  • United States Department of Labor
    Find details about how this government agency is promoting the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions; advancing their opportunities for profitable employment; protecting their retirement and healthcare benefits; helping employers find workers; strengthening free collective bargaining and tracking changes in employment, prices and other national economic measurements.

Resources Specializing in Employment for People with Disabilities

  • The Abilities Fund
    Read more about the first nationwide nonprofit community developer and financial institution focused exclusively on expanding entrepreneurial opportunities, including access to capital, for people with disabilities.

  • ABILITYJobs and JobAccess
    The goal of ABILITYJobs and JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment.

  • Accessible Employment
    Accessible Employment is a career site dedicated to including disabled employees in today’s workforce.

  • Bender Consulting Service
    Bender’s mission is to provide superior technology consulting services to customers while creating employment and career opportunities, independence and freedom for people with disabilities.

  • Gettinghired.com
    View this website for a database of possible careers and a community for talented people with disabilities.

  • Hire Disability Solutions
    Learn more about how this national leader can assist in recruiting the best and brightest people for visionary companies.

  • SBA.gov
    Business.gov provides small business owners with information and resources they need to comply with laws and regulations and to take advantage of government programs and services to help them start, expand and run their businesses. This is the one-stop shop for access to Federal, state and local government from a single website.

These resources are an extension of the information found in the 
Returning to Work Post-Stroke webinar.

Resources listed here are meant to assist stroke survivors 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 the disabled. National Stroke Association does not believe a stroke equals a disability and provides these resources solely as tools for better approaching life post-stroke.

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.

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