Disability Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, & Related Services
All of our offices serve people with disabilities.
Read further to learn about our services and partners.
Materials in alternate formats and reasonable accommodations are provided to job seekers upon request. Depending on the specific request, advance notice may be required. Visit your local WorkOne office to inquire about reasonable accommodations and/or receive information on services offered. Examples of reasonable accommodations include:
Individual and Group Meetings
Additional Available Technologies
In South Bend and Elkhart, WorkOne locations are equipped with a variety of accessible equipment and software. Examples of assistive technology include:
Adjustable Desks and Chairs
Large Monitors and Large Print Keyboards
Ticket to Work
Northern Indiana Workforce Board is an Employment Network for the Ticket to Work program. The Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program offers Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities the choices, opportunities and supports needed to find and keep employment, increase their earnings through work, and reduce their reliance on cash benefits to the greatest extent possible.
Everyone age 18 through 64 who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of his or her disability is eligible to participate in the Ticket to Work Program. Participation in the Ticket to Work Program is free and voluntary.
Some of the services offered through WorkOne include job search assistance, career planning and coaching, information regarding Work Incentives and the impact of earned income on your benefits and ongoing employment support.
If you’d like to find out if WorkOne is the right Employment Network for you, or if you'd like to get more information, contact Melissa Gard at [email protected] or 574-807-4752.
What sort of rights do I have as an employee with a disability?
Where can I learn about job accomodations?
Check out https://askjan.org/
Where can I find inclusive companies who might be hiring in this area?
This website has a useful collection: http://www.gettinghired.com/
What should a disability policy look like?
The Department of Workforce Development has you covered!
Is there anywhere I can go for advocacy and support?
Of course! We'd like to think we can help you out with these sorts of concerns, but we also recommend https://www.respectability.org/
For more support for these sorts of services, feel free to visit one of our sites--but also check out the following links for additional information!