Whether your disability is visible or not, a recent change or a long-term condition, there are jobs in Iowa for you! Use the information and resources below to move your job search and career forward.
Know your rights: A Guide for Iowans of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act was intended to reflect the balance between the employer and the employee with a disability. This booklet contains information on Title I of the ADA, and was designed with the belief that the bill addresses both employers and employees to achieve a viable workforce and productive society.
Build your skills
Do you need to build your skill set before you can pursue the career you want? This page offers you many options to consider for furthering your education--explore the resources below to find what is right for you.
Another avenue to inprove your skills is available on the Iowa Workforce Development site with an introduction to Ticket to Work.
Be bold and explore the many different career paths available to you. There are lots of different routes you can take from pursuing an apprenticeship to attending college. These tools will help you learn about the number of job openings, how much money you can make and the education needed.
Prepare for an Interview
Use these tips to prepare for interviews by knowing how to handle questions related to your disability.
Share your disability with an employer
Disclosing a disability requires thought and planning. Many individuals with disabilities feel uncertain about disclosure. Ultimately, the job candidate must decide the time, place, and degree of information to share with others.
Job Accommodations from Career One Stop
Learn about technology and job accommodations that can be made to help individuals working a job with a disability.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Ask JAN if you have questions about job accomomdations and what the Americans with Disabilities Act means to you.
Employment services for Individuals with Disabilities
If you have a disability that is a barrier to employment, you may be eligible for the following services to help you prepare for, obtain, maintain, and advance in a job.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a U.S. Department of Education funded program that provides these services to individuals with a disabilities in every state, including Iowa.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services Application
The mission of the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services is to work for and with individuals who have disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals.
Iowa Department of the Blind Referral Form
The Department provides employment services to blind and visually impaired Iowans who are looking for a job or want to retain or advance in their current career. The Department for the Blind believes that with the right skills and opportunities a blind or visually impaired person can be a competitive and valuable employee.