Workplace & Disability Information

Protection and Advocacy Agencies (P&A's)
The State Protection and Advocacy Agencies act as a technical assistance center providing services to the disabled. If you are currently employed and have a disability, the agencies provide services to people who may be struggling with employer related issues.

  • State Employment Specialists in Vocational Education - The goal of State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies is to assist individuals with disabilities to become employed. To that end, VR agencies (with the support of their federal partners) stand ready to provide employers with qualified job candidates with disabilities to meet the workforce needs of American business.
  • DBTAC National Network of ADA Centers - The Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) is a national network of 10 regional centers that provide the most complete and experienced services for up-to-date information, referrals, resources and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, employers, government entities and individuals with disabilities.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - Know your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
  • Social Security - What you need to know about your Social Security
  • Social Security Disability - Social Security Disablitiy starter kit
  • Insurance and Retirement Planning - It is never to late to start planning for your insuarance and retirement needs
  • Legal Information - The legal rights of people with disabilities are guaranteed in a variety of federal and state laws. State laws sometimes provide more protection over these rights than their federal counterparts.
  • Disaboom - An online community connecting millions touched by disability.
  • One Stop Career Center- Financial assistance for persons with disabilities preparing for entry or re-entry into the workforce may be available through your local One Stop Career Center or your local state vocational rehabilitation agency. You may also locate your One Stop Career Center by calling 877-US2JOBS (877-872-5627) or 877-889-5627 (TTY).

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital/AbilityLinks

AbilityLinks is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.   

AbilityLinks is a nationwide, web-based community where qualified job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers meet and gain access to valuable networking opportunities.  If you're an equal opportunity employer seeking to identify qualified candidates with disabilities, you can use AbilityLinks to post jobs, search resumes, and receive applications and resumes from AbilityLinks job seekers. There is no charge to post a job or search resumes.  If you're a person with disability, you are protected by equal opportunity employment law and subject to affirmative action by federal contractors. You can take advantage of your protected status by using AbilityLinks to post a resume and apply for jobs.

For more information about AbilityLinks, go to can also e-mail or call 630-909-7445.  



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