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Career Development Topics

Explore these topics for a more detailed look at the career development process and steps that are important for your child as he or she pursues work life. You will find practical ideas about ways you can continue to support your child’s future. And you will be able to get suggestions for activities and other resources to help you and your child.

Employment Resources for the Disabled: The Riley Guide

A list of employment resouces that include links to organizations that support people with disabilities

Interviews: Dressing for, Questions to Ask, Things to Know

This site is directed toward the college grad it is still very useful for anyone looking to have a successful interview.

Job Search Websites

A list of the top 10 job search sites, read the column titled Bottom line to find the best one for your needs.

Oregon Employment Department

A place to begin searching for jobs in Oregon.

Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Information for OVRS clients and advocates, can also search for a local office and a contact.

Oregon Workforce Development

Includes Oregon youth conservation corps information, GED program, a list of careers, and other information on the left sidebar.

Resumes and Cover Letters

This site has all the information you need to create effective job search correspondence, including resumes and cover letters with examples (warning there are ads on the page that would charge you for their work).

Services & Programs for People in Oregon With Developmental Disabilities

Employment Support is a service that assists an individual to get, learn and keep a paid job/career in an integrated work setting where most of your co-workers are persons without disabilities. Paid work may be full time or part time. Each worker with a disability may have his or her own individual job or work within a small group called a crew or enclave.

State of Oregon Jobs

A place to search for State of Oregon jobs.

Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a public-private network that works to increase employment for qualified job seekers with disabilities.


Ticket to Work Program

Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while that keep their Medicare or Medicaid.  Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.

U.S. Military

What is the military? In simple terms, the U.S. Armed Forces are made up of the five armed service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. There are three general categories of military people: active duty (full-time soldiers and sailors), reserve & guard forces (usually work a civilian job, but can be called to full-time military duty), and veterans and retirees (past members of the military).

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Oregon and Southwest Washington

The employment department at UCP is called Employment Solutions. We assist qualified job seekers who experience a disability to connect with employers who value what they bring to the workplace.

What Do You Want to Do for a Living?

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options, including growing jobs.

Young Worker's Rights

A site that explains the federal and state labor laws for youth.

Post Secondary Education

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in post secondary education.

Campus Life

Answers questions about college life: establishing a budget, how to pick a college roommate, arrange a college schedule that you can live with, about your freshman year.

Career and Trade Schools

A list of career trade schools in Oregon.

College Guide for Students with Visual Impairments

Individuals who are blind or visually impaired face unique challenges in the classroom.  Instructors can ease these struggles by offering different accommodations for students with visual disabilities and structuring courses  around these learners.  Our guide for student with visual impairments explores the different accommodations and teaching strategies that allow these learners to receiver a proper education and enter the job market as qualified professionals. 

College Resources for Disabled Students

Prospective college students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility, accommodation, and Assistive Technology for a diverse range of needs. Student services offices and disability coordinators at many colleges work to make campuses inclusive environments through specialized advocacy, support, and academic services.

Education Evaluation Center Services

The EEC utilizes a client-centered approach to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the disabilities that children and adults may have, as well as their individual strengths and weaknesses. The EEC uses a multidisciplinary team approach to evaluate the impact of a disability on an individual's daily life in school, at work, in the community and in the family.

Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities

A financial aid and scholarship guide for students with disabilities, one of the few comprehensive and simple-to-use directories of its kind. It lists numerous scholarship options for students with disabilities that range from national financial aid opportunities to local opportunities within the United States and Canada. Each scholarship profile indicates whether online programs at accredited colleges or universities are eligible for the award.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Disable Students

There are many financing options and benefits available to disabled students. This is our guide to the opportunities out there.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Loans

A comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.  Access to FInAId is free for all users.

GED


GED Testing Service Accommodations

Information for Those Planning to Go to College

This site includes a university & college search tool, information about SAT, college admission, college planning, AP courses, and financial aid.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

Oregon Community College and Workforce Development

Directory of Oregon Community Colleges information .

Planning for College

With a variety of colleges available, you need to understand your options and choose the right college for you. A little college planning can put you on the road to success. You might need information about choosing a college or what questions to ask on your campus tour. You will also need to know how to prepare for college admission, understand application deadlines, find out about paying for college and financial aid, or maybe consider the available extracurricular activities at your schools of choice.

Students With Disabilities Preparing for College

Questions and answers about the differences in rights for the disabled after leaving high school and their responsiblities.

Students.org

Students.org is the go-to place for all things college and university! We hope to engage, enlighten, and empower you on your path to graduation.

The First Year at College, the Transition Year

Whether you need help picking a school that is the best fit, are looking for tips on managing stress once on campus, or want guidance in making a smooth transition for a student dealing with an issue like depression, this site has the tools and information you need. The Transition Year is an online resource center to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

Tips on Selecting a Trade School

Helpful tips on how to select a private career school.

Transition to Adult Life for Students

Accessing the Dream: Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth for a Self-Determined Life

All young adults who are deaf-blind need extensive transition planning and services in order to experience success in adult life. This video offers insight and understanding based on foundational best practices in transition planning: Student-Focused Planning, Student Development, Interagency Collaboration, Program Structure, and Family Involvement.

Career Development

Topics for a more detailed look at the career development process and steps that are important for you as you pursue a work life.  You will find practical ideas about the career development process.

Driving

This page provides information about obtaining an Oregon Drivers License for 18 and older, under 18 or a commercial driver's license.

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is a nonprofit civil rights organization driven to eliminate illegal housing discrimination through enforcement and education across Oregon.  We promote equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and enforcement opportunities specifically related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws. These laws protect against illegal housing discrimination based on “protected class status” in any housing transaction and, in fact, any housing situation.

Getting the Most out of Vocational Rehabilitation

This publication describes the vocational rehabilitation system by responding to questions frequently asked by individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to give you information that will help you get the services you need to reach your employment goals.

Google Search: Volunteering in Oregon

There are so many sites on google that encourages volunteering, try a few of them to see if they would be a match for you.

Independent Living Resources: List of Other Resources

Independent Living Resources wants you to know about all the resources that are available to you. Here is a list of other organizations which we believe the people we serve would benefit knowing about.

Independent Living Resources: Programs

By offering the four core services of Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling and Skills Training, Independent Living Resources helps people to help themselves.

Oregon Disability Sports

A resource directory of pacific northwest based sports and recreation programs.

Oregon High School Exit Options

A list of high school diplomas and alternatives.

Oregon Housing and Community Services

Affordable housing resources for Oregon.

Other Transportation in Oregon

Information about travel by train, bus and light-rail and other public transportation in Oregon.

Resouces for Recreation

A national site that lists recreation that is accessible to people with disabilities.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Affordable housing resources.

Volunteering

It helps answer the question "Where can I volunteer if I'm handicapped?"

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Offers a publication that offers young adults guidance on career research, including preliminary exploration, getting and conducting informational interviews, and using internet resources for further inquiry.

YMCA

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

YWCA

The YWCA USA is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the nation.

While Still in High School

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes and Tests

The College Board's Advanced Placement courses are college-level classes in a wide variety of subjects that you can take while still in high school. They offer you challenging course work and a taste of what college classes are like.

Effective Study Strategies

The Study Guides and Strategies website

GED


GED Testing Service Accommodations

Getting a Driver's License

This page provides information on obtaining an Oregon Driver License (provisional) if you are under the age of 18. Other requirements apply if you are 18 years of age or older.

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Here are 5 facts about goal setting.

How to Organize Your Time

4 strategies to help you organize your time.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

National Center for Learning Disabilities Search

 Ways for students with disabilities to orchestrate a successful transition to college. 

Note Taking Skills

Note Taking

Note-taking is a skill that can help you do well on all your schoolwork — everything from taking tests to researching a paper. But unfortunately, most schools don't have classes that teach you how to take notes. So here are some tips.

Oregon High School Exit Options

A list of high school diplomas and alternatives.

Planning for a Job

A place to begin when searching for jobs in Oregon.

Planning for Additional Education

College and trade schools in Oregon

Planning for College

With a variety of colleges available, you need to understand your options and choose the right college for you. A little college planning can put you on the road to success. You might need information about choosing a college or what questions to ask on your campus tour. You will also need to know how to prepare for college admission, understand application deadlines, find out about paying for college and financial aid, or maybe consider the available extracurricular activities at your schools of choice.

Teen's Health

Teen's Health

Answers questions that teens have about health issues, body changes, mental health and other questions.

The Oregon Diploma Credit Requirements

These refer to state-wide requirements and serve as a minimum for graduation. Local districts may have additional graduation requirements. For the most complete list of requirements for graduation, please contact your local high school.

Youth Hood

Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. This website was built to help you plan for the future.

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