Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation is part of Minnesota Employment and Economic Development. They can help adults with disabilities get evaluated, help prepare for and find employment. There is also a link for youth and young adults which provides guidance for students making the transition from school to work.
To find the location of vocational services near you, go to:
Minnesota Career Force
Career Force centers are located all over Minnesota. Individuals can go to the centers to get help on writing resumes, interviews, and job searches. The website has a feature to search for jobs and to complete an interest inventory. The services are free.
Accredited Online Schools
Provides a list of online schools and colleges in Minnesota.
Augsburg University – Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS)
CLASS promotes access and inclusion for students with disabilities by partnering with the campus community to provide accommodations, resources and education.
College Resources for Students with Disabilities – provides resources for students with disabilities which offers tips on how to transition to post secondary settings and request accommodations and adaptive equipment.
Blind Institute of Technology
Blind Institute of Technology is a non-profit organization leading the charge to include disabled professionals in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives nationwide. BIT aims to help professionals with disabilities, and the employers who hire them, find success in the workplace. Our vision is a world in which people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as their peers.
Offers employment services to create pathways to economic independence for immigrants, refugees, and American-born clients in Minnesota. They also offer training for truck driving, CNA and hand soldering certifications.
PBS Learning Media for Students
Young professionals talk about their jobs and go behind the scenes to show us what they do every day.
Career Pathways Webinar Series
Learn more about career pathways and pre-employment transition services as outlined in WIOA. We also provide an introduction to the Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID) project in Virginia, and how all three work together to support the vision for individuals, especially students with disabilities in WIOA.
Pre-employment transition tool developed for students with disabilities. Includes career planning, job exploration, work experiences, work readiness and self-advocacy.
Job Accommodation Network
Provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment.
A collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to improving employment and economic advancement outcomes for all people with disabilities funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. Includes information about WIOA and how to improve employment for adult job seekers with disabilities.
Minnesota Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)/Partners for Youth
Guide to support youth and young adults with disabilities transition to employment.
Minnesota State Council on Disability
This initiative was put in place to increase the competitive employment of people with disabilities and meet Minnesota’s workforce needs.
An easy to use tool to help students explore careers, set goals find out about job training options. The site has three distinct levels of content for English Language Learners, for finishing high school/GED or for those wanting to advance their career.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
US Department of Labor-manages a number of efforts designed to advance disability employment.
PACER’s National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
Provides support to parents, young adults with disabilities transitioning out of high school. The following link gives information about preparing for postsecondary education, how to select a program, information about academic accommodations, financial aid and rights and responsibilities.
Post-secondary Resource Guide – Central Lakes College
Provides information for students with disabilities on how to prepare for post-secondary education including disability rights, academic accommodations, and answers to commonly asked questions.
Provides services and support for people with disabilities in the areas of employment and housing in the metro and some outstate regions.
TRIO-Educational Opportunity Centers
A free educational outreach program helping eligible adults in Minnesota metro area pursue college education and/or training. https://www.minneapolis.edu/Student-Services/Support-Services/Trio-Programs/Educational-Opportunity-Center
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Provides information for students with disabilities on how to prepare for postsecondary education including disability rights, academic accommodations, and answers to commonly asked questions.
World Education – National College Transition Network
Features information for adults that promote awareness about career planning, how to apply to college, financial planning, etc.
For additional resources related to adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, click here.
For additional resources related to adults with Intellectual Disabilities, click here.