Iowa IDEA Information

The i3 website is a one-stop-shop for procedures, guidance and resources on special education for parents, families, educators and partner agencies. The site can be easily translated into different languages, and includes many transition related resources.

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Jobs Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network is the leading source of 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.

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American Job Centers - Information for Families

American Job Centers (AJCs), also known as One-Stop Centers, help people develop skills, look for work, keep jobs, and build careers. AJCs provide job training, education, and employment services at a single neighborhood location.

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The 411 on Disability Disclosure

Disclosure is a very personal decision, and takes thought and practice. By opening this workbook, you are taking an important step toward supporting a young person to determine whether he or she should disclose his or her disability. Click below to learn more.

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Employment First - A Family Perspective

Employment First (E1st) is based on the idea that "Employment is the first priority and preferred outcome of publicly funded services for people with disabilities." E1st changes the employment question from "Can a person work?" to "How can a person work?"

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Iowa Disability Benefits Network

Lots of people with disabilities want to work, but don't for fear of losing their Social Security or health care benefits. It can be scary to think about going off benefits, but there are ways to explore working and maximize your income. This website is here to help people understand how work earnings may impact their benefits and to provide resources that can help along the way.

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Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA)

Work Incentives promote employment/self employment and greater independence for people with disabilities who are initially entering, or re-entering, the workforce.

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Partnerships in Employment

The Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment's consortium includes representatives from the Iowa DD Council, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa VR and the Department of Human Services. The partners have a history of routinely working together on employment and transition issues and projects for youth with disabilities. See this page to learn more.

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National Resources for Advocacy, Independence, Self-determination and Employment Technical Assistance Center

(RAISE) Technical Assistance Center works with the seven Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA)-funded Parent Training & Information Centers to develop and disseminate information and resources that increase their capacity to serve youth and young adults with disabilities and their families.

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Self-Advocate Guide to Employment Policy

This toolkit is about Employment First. Employment First is an idea about how to help people with disabilities get good jobs.

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