With a job you like, you can use your talents and skills to build your future. When you work in the community, you have more chances to meet new people, develop new skills, gain more freedom, and earn more money. This is the idea behind Employment First (PDF), a national movement that believes all people with disabilities should have opportunities to work in the community.
For more information on Employment First, take a look at the What is Employment First? (2:49) video published by RTC Media.
Whether you know you want to work in the community or you're unsure, the Hub can help you make connections, explore work options, set goals and take next steps.
If you're unsure about working, take it one step at a time.
With planning, you can work and have more money — even if you have disability benefits.
Get tips on finding the right job.
The right supports and accommodations can help you find — and keep — a job you care about.
If you're ready to think about work, get help finding a job or learning how to do the job.
Read real-life stories that show how collaboration and creative thinking can help people with disabilities achieve competitive integrated employment.
Check out ways the Hub can support your plans for work.