Definitions of pre-employment transition services (PDF) This infographic from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Vocational Rehabilitation Services categorizes and describes the supports included in pre-employment transition services.
The Hub's benefits planning toolkit This toolkit gives you the information, resources and tools you need to understand how benefits support work and how to help the people you support make informed choices about benefits and work.
APSE: Certified Employment Support Professional Credential The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) offers resources for those seeking a Certified Employment Support Professional credential. The credential recognizes a demonstrated level of knowledge and skill in providing integrated employment services to a variety of populations.
Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the national voice on workplace inclusion. APSE is the only national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to Employment First. Resources include live and recorded webinars, a leadership development program and employment-related workshops.
LEAD Center The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to improving employment and economic advancement outcomes for all people with disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network The Job Accommodation Network provides free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations to employers as well as employees, job seekers, family members and service providers.
Ticket to Work This Social Security Administration site offers resources, success stories and tools to help Social Security disability beneficiaries who want to work.
Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center The Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center works with state Vocational Rehabilitation programs and their partners to effectively implement the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
National Disability Institute The National Disability Institute works to empower people with disabilities and their families to build a better financial future. The site offers financial wellness resources and guided group discovery resources for customized employment.
Minnesota Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) The Minnesota Association of People Supporting Employment First is the state chapter of the national Association of People Supporting Employment First, the national voice on workplace inclusion. The site offers training and employment resources plus information on state chapter activities.
Minnesota STAR Program STAR stands for a System of Technology to Achieve Results. STAR's mission is to help all Minnesotans with disabilities gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work and play.
Employment First dashboards These dashboards from the Minnesota Department of Human Services show local and statewide progress toward fulfilling Minnesota's Employment First policy.
National Core Indicators National Core Indicators (NCI) is a program that gathers a standard set of performance and outcome measures that can be used to track performance over time and across states, as well as establish national benchmarks for state developmental disabilities services agencies. Minnesota's NCI data includes a work domain that provides data about finding and maintaining community integrated employment.
DEED data tools This collection of resources from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development provides a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts look at Minnesota's economy and workforce. Data tools dig deep into employment, unemployment, wages and occupations, regional and state comparisons, and more.
DEED research and reports The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development offers recent annual reports and special reports from the State Rehabilitation Council.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) can help people with disabilities prepare for, find and maintain employment, and live as independently as possible. Find local VRS contacts with this VRS field staff directory (PDF).
Employment service providers can help people with disabilities prepare for, find and keep competitive integrated employment. Find local waiver employment service providers through this licensing information lookup tool.
Schools help youth with disabilities explore work, get work experiences, and work with VRS to find and keep jobs. Use this interactive map to find your student's school district.