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Best Colleges
College Resources for Students with Disabilities - provides resources for students with disabilities which offers tips on how to transition to post secondary settings and request accommodations and adaptive equipment.http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/

CAPI
Offers employment services to create pathways to economic independence for immigrants, refugees, and American-born clients in Minnesota.  They also offer training for truck driving, CNA and hand soldering certifications.
https://www.capiusa.org/workforce-development/

Career Connections
PBS Learning Media for Students
Young professionals talk about their jobs and go behind the scenes to show us what they do every day.
https://thinktv.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/career-connections/

Disability Minnesota - Employment
Locate information related to employment on a range of topics, including Workforce Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation and Veterans' Services for individuals with disabilities.
https://mn.gov/disability-mn/a-z/#/list/appId/0/filterType/Tag/filterValue/Employment/page/1/sort//order/

Job Accommodation Network
Provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment.
http://askjan.org/indiv/index.htm

Lead Center
A collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to improving employment and economic advancement outcomes for all people with disabilities funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.  Includes information about WIOA and how to improve employment for adult job seekers with disabilities.
http://www.leadcenter.org

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)
A series of three mini-webinars and ten playlists that contain a multitude of resources for adult educators. Contains resources for workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners to help them achieve the critical Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) goal of providing high-quality service to individuals with disabilities.  The playlists are curated and annotated links, organized by topic and identified by media type, providing one-click access to high-quality resources.
https://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-989

Minnesota State Council on Disability
This initiative was put in place to increase the competitive employment of people with disabilities and meet Minnesota’s workforce needs. 
https://www.disability.state.mn.us/information-and-assistance/#employment

Minnesota State Career Wise Education
Has information on education resources for people with disabilities. Most colleges have a Student Disability Center where an individual with a disability can seek advice on getting accommodations and general help in regard to adjusting and navigating college.
https://www.careerwise.mnscu.edu/guide/disabilities/disabilitieseducation.html

Minnesota State Career Wise Education
Also provides employment resources for people with disabilities.
https://www.careerwise.mn< href="http://scu.edu/guide/disabilities/disabilitiesemployment.html">scu.edu/guide/disabilities/disabilitiesemployment.html

Minnesota Workforce Center/Rehabilitation Services Directory
Workforce Centers are located all over the State of Minnesota.  Individuals can go to the centers to get help on writing resumes, interviews, and job searches.  The services are free.
(888) 438-5627
https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/disabilities/counseling/

Northern Lights-Special Education Cooperative
Provides information about transitioning to post-secondary education and training and employment and vocational skills for individuals with disabilities.
http://www.nlsec.k12.mn.us/cms/One.aspx

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
US Department of Labor-manages a number of efforts designed to advance disability employment.
https://www.dol.gov/odep/

PACER's National Parent Center on Transition and Employment
Provides support to parents, young adults with disabilities transitioning out of high school.  The following link gives information about preparing for postsecondary education, how to select a program, information about academic accommodations, financial aid and rights and responsibilities.
http://www.pacer.org/transition/learning-center/postsecondary/

Post-secondary Resource Guide - Central Lakes College
Provides information for students with disabilities on how to prepare for post-secondary education including disability rights, academic accommodations, and answers to commonly asked questions.
http://www.clcmn.edu/disability-services/forms-and-resources/ 

Rise Incorporated
Provides services and support for people with disabilities in the areas of employment and housing in the metro and some outstate regions.
8406 Sunset Road NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
(763) 795-6757
www.rise.org

TRIO-Educational Opportunity Centers
A free educational outreach program helping eligible adults in Minnesota metro area pursue college education and/or training. https://www.minneapolis.edu/Student-Services/Support-Services/Trio-Programs/Educational-Opportunity-Center

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Provides information for students with disabilities on how to prepare for postsecondary education including disability rights, academic accommodations, and answers to commonly asked questions.
https://ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html

Vocational Rehabilitation 
Vocational Rehabilitation is part of Minnesota Employment and Economic Development.  They can help adults with disabilities get evaluated, help prepare for  and find employment.  There is also a link for youth and young adults which provides guidance for students making the transition from school to work.
https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/disabilities/

World Education - National College Transition Network
Features information for adults that promote awareness about career planning, how to apply to college, financial planning, etc.
http://collegeforadults.org

For additional resources related to adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, click here


For additional resources related to adults with Intellectual Disabilities, click here.

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