Supports and accommodations

The right supports and accommodations can help you get — and keep — a job you care about. Better yet, job coaches, assistive technology and other practical tools can help you succeed at jobs you may not have thought possible before. These factors work together to help you make career choices that reflect your hopes, not your fears. 

If you're not familiar with supports and accommodations, consider the basics: 

  • What is vocational rehabilitation? Vocational rehabilitation services help people with disabilities overcome barriers to finding and keeping jobs.  
  • What about waivers? In some cases, supported employment services — such as help finding a job and job coaching — are available through a waiver.
  • Can I adjust or modify my job if my needs change? Simple physical adjustments or changes in your work schedule or job duties might allow you to continue working.
  • Can I keep my job if I need to take time away once in a while? Laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) require government employers and larger private employers to provide unpaid leave for specific reasons.

 

Learn more

How to use assistive technology to succeed at work | Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Job supports and accommodations: The basics | Disability Benefits 101

Programs that support work: The basics | Disability Benefits 101

Job accommodations by disability, occupation or other factors | Job Accommodation Network

Local support and accommodation resources | MinnesotaHelp.info

 

How the Hub can help

The Hub team can help you: 

  • Identify appropriate supports and accommodations
  • Plan ways to get your needs met at work
  • Resolve barriers that interfere with your ability to work

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