There are many resources available to help you return to work after your injury, even if you are on Social Security. Click the headings below to visit the websites.
The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, so that they, their families, and their communities continue to succeed in rural America. For this target audience, “success” may be defined by many parameters, including: gainful employment in production agriculture or a related occupation; access to appropriate assistive technology needed for work and daily living activities; evidence-based information related to the treatment and rehabilitation of disabling conditions; and targeted support for family caregivers of AgrAbility customers.
Arkansas Association on Higher Education and Disability (Ark-AHEAD) is an organization for professionals working with people with disabilities in postsecondary education settings in Arkansas. Ark-AHEAD plays a vital role in the provision of professional development and networking opportunities. We strive to respond to the rapid changes in the law and in “accepted” accommodation practices, the isolation felt by many disability coordinators, and the dual roles that many professionals serve. Memberships from all postsecondary schools–public, private, two-year, four-year, graduate, and the vocational technical colleges are invited. Ark-AHEAD members unite in our common needs and concerns in service to students with disabilities.Ark-AHEAD is affiliated with AHEAD (the national Association on Higher Education and Disability).
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services provides a variety of FREE training and career preparation programs for people with disabilities. They can help you return to work, start a new career path, or help you access accommodations at your current workplace. To learn more about what they can do for you, contact your local office and ask to be set up as a new client. They will then send you some forms and set up an intake appointment. To see a listing of the local offices, click here. Be sure to scroll all the way down and click the numbers to see additional pages.
Getting Hired is a recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, 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.
Learn How to Become is a career resource with a mission to help students and aspiring professionals understand what it takes to land their perfect career. This site includes helpful information for college students with disabilities and Veterans with disabilities.
Creating paths to employment for people with disabilities. Through person-centered job coaching, training and placement, Pride Industries People Services helps individuals find the job that best matches their abilities, and we support their ongoing success. PRIDE People Services exists to support people during every step of their job search. They offer a variety of employment services as well as vocational training, scholarships, and internships. They also work closely with youth and veterans. Their goal is to help people realize their full potential as they make meaningful contributions to their communities through employment.
Project AWIN services are designed to help Arkansas residents with disabilities understand and use the work incentives provided by the Social Security Administration. You can call for more information, Toll Free at (888) 284-7521.
We prepare young men and women for satisfying careers in a variety of fields. We offer practical, hands-on instruction with live online training that allows our students to see and hear our teachers. We not only aim to equip our students with specialized skills needed for the workforce but also to raise the bar of expectation for their own success.
Ticket to work is a free employment program run by Social Security. Use this website to learn about the program and get started. If you are interested in job accommodations, click here for more info.