People with disabilities make significant contributions to America’s workforce, but can face systemic barriers obtaining jobs and securing their financial well-being.
On this site you will learn about resources, programs and partnerships that can create an inclusive workforce system. Our work supports people with disabilities and people who work on employment and workforce development at the state and local level.
December LEAD On! Newsletter – Good Jobs and Competitive Integrated Employment: Strategies for Success
Discover a suite of federal investments energizing the conversation around competitive integrated employment (CIE) and good jobs for people with disabilities. ON TOPIC Good Jobs and Competitive Integrated Employment Various federal departments, including the Departments of Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Commerce, rallied around the Investing in America (IIA) agenda. The IIA agenda brought $2 trillion […]December LEAD On! Newsletter – Good Jobs and Competitive Integrated Employment: Strategies for Success
Employment and Financial Empowerment: A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities
There is a disconnect between employment and financial capability for youth with significant barriers to employment. Often, while planning for a job, topics such as ‘how much do you need to earn” and “will your credit score adversely affect some jobs you are applying for” are not taken into consideration. This LEAD Center workshop from […]Employment and Financial Empowerment: A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities
Helping Disabled Veterans with Spending and Saving Habits
In recognition of Veterans Day, The LEAD Center is pleased to release “Helping Disabled Veterans with Spending and Saving Habits.” Written by disabled Navy Veteran, Timothy Elliot, this blog explains the obstacles disabled people may face when deciding to pursue employment. The blog also explains how the Securing Your Financial Future toolkit helped Timothy take […]Helping Disabled Veterans with Spending and Saving Habits
Fostering Kenley’s Financial Future: A Parent’s Perspective
The doctor said, “it’s a girl.” My husband and I both smiled at each other. Later, the pediatrician joined our bedside to explain that our daughter was born with Down syndrome. That was 14 years ago. At the time, we had no idea what that diagnosis meant or what our lives would look like from […]Fostering Kenley’s Financial Future: A Parent’s Perspective
Aligning My Career Path with My Earning Needs
How much money do I need to earn to pay my bills and meet my financial goals? Asking yourself these and other questions can help you align your career path with your earning needs. ¿Cuánto dinero necesito ganar para pagar mis facturas y alcanzar mis metas financieras? Hacerse estas y otras preguntas le ayudará a […]Aligning My Career Path with My Earning Needs
What Are My Housing Options?
Now that you are working, you may decide to look at housing options. Learn about resources that can help you make housing decisions that best meet your needs. Ahora que trabaja, puede decidir buscar opciones de vivienda. Descubra los recursos que pueden ayudarle a tomar decisiones de vivienda que le permitan satisfacer mejor sus necesidades. […]What Are My Housing Options?
Secure Your Financial Future – A Financial Toolkit for People with Disabilities
This toolkit provides a path forward for people with disabilities, and the people who support them, as they make employment-related decisions, regardless of where they are in their employment journey. In this section, learn about tools and resources designed to assist people in securing their financial future from preparing for a job, to maintaining a […]Secure Your Financial Future – A Financial Toolkit for People with Disabilities