Information for Job Seekers with IDDs
If you are a job seeker with an intellectual or developmental disability/difference (IDD), it is important to enroll in Vocational Rehabilitation before you begin your employment journey. You can call them at 1-800-451-4327 to find your area office. This service connects you with an experienced job coach provided by one of our local nonprofit employment partners – and at no cost to you or your family. Your job coach will support you in discovering your gifts, interviewing at businesses that match your interests, and providing on-the-job training after you are hired.
It is imperative to take these steps in seeking employment instead of simply reaching out to businesses directly. Why? Because job coaches are trained to ensure success for both you and your future employer by providing guidance every step along the way. This means better outcomes and satisfaction for everyone!