The Proud, the Strong, the Many
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Advocacy and support for veterans with disabilities
- The American Association for Persons with Disabilities provides a comprehensive list of resources for veterans with disabilities.
- The Independent Living Movement began in the 1960’s as an effort to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. As an outgrowth of this movement, there are now Independent Living Centers in all 50 states where people with disabilities can find social connections, learn about resources in their community, and get support for employment and other areas of life. To learn more, see the National Council for Independent Living website.
- Many (if not most) people with disabilities have impairments that are not obvious to others, such as PTSI, depression, mental illness, arthritis, and seizure disorder. The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) offers a forum for ideas and connections for veterans and others with invisible disabilities.
- The Getting Hired website has great discussions on searching for a job as a veteran with a disability. Also, you can find job openings from employers seeking to hire veterans with disabilities.
Higher education services and benefits for student veterans with disabilities
- The George Washington University offers a comprehensive guide to higher education for veterans with disabilities.
- Find a summary of your needs and rights as a student veteran with a disability, provided by Ask Vetsfirst.
Disability in the workplace
- Consider 10 considerations when returning to work from The ADA National Network.
- Explore the myths and facts around people with disabilities in the workplace with a fact sheet from Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Don’t believe the negative hype about employees with disabilities. An Accenture 2018 report finds that employees with disabilities benefit the business.
- Read the abstract of a research study about how employers benefit from hiring people with disabilities.
- Find data about veterans with disabilities, including employment, disability type, and income data.
- Enjoy the easy question/answer format in this summary of the rights of veterans with disabilities from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Browse links relating to the employment rights of veterans with disabilities on the Veterans page of the ADA National Network website.
- Learn more about your rights to a job accommodation when working from the Job Accommodation Network (JAN).
Planning your career
There’s room to think about how these topics relate to you in the Veteran’s Career Planning Workbook.