• Federal Government

      

    Exploring Career Information (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    http://www.bls.gov/k12/
     
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Web site for kids provides introductory career information for students in Grades 4-8. Most of the material on the site has been adapted from the Bureau's
    Occupational Outlook Handbook—a career guidance publication for adults and upper-level high school students that describes the job duties, working conditions, training requirements, earnings levels, and employment prospects of hundreds of occupations.

    IDEAS That Work (OSEP)

    http://www.osepideasthatwork.org/

    A website of US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) designed to provide easy access to resources, links, and other important information from research to practice initiatives funded by OSEP that address the provisions of IDEA and NCLB.

    Instituteof Education Sciences (IES)

    http://ies.ed.gov/

    IES is the research arm of the U.S.Department of Education.  The work of theInstitute is carried out through our four Centers: the National Center forEducation Research, the National Center for Education Statistics, the NationalCenter for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, and the NationalCenter for Special Education Research.

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides information on hundreds of jobs including the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.  In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. You can also view frequently asked questions about the Handbook.     

    Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN)

    http://cte.ed.gov/nationalinitiatives/gandctools.cfm?&pass_dis=1

    The PCRN is a resource and information forum of the USDE Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE).  The website provides information on current CTE legislation, grants, and accountability data, as well as resources for developing and implementing rigorous, state-of-the-art career and technical education programs.

    Social Security Administration

    http://www.ssa.gov

    Official website of the US Social Security Administration.  Provides information on disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), retirement and Medicare.

    TSA Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

    http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/index.shtm

    This website provides information about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program for screening of persons with disabilities and their associated equipment, mobility aids, and devices.

    United States Department of Education (USDE)

    http://www.ed.gov

    This federal agency website provides current information on federal laws, activities, and resources impacting education in the US.

    US Benefits.gov

    http://www.govbenefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision of providing improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.  Topics addressed include education and training, employment, independent living, personal health and wellness, and financial assistance.

    US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

    The US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights enforces Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, or religion in educational programs or activities that receive Federal funds.  The website includes information about the rights of students with disabilities, prevention of discrimination, and questions and answers about the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in educational environments.

    US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights

    http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/index.html

    The US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights enforces the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other Federal civil rights laws that prohibit unfair treatment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, or religion in the health care and social services programs and activities.   The website includes information about civil rights in health care and social services programs and health information privacy rights. 

    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.  The HUD website provides information about national and state programs, services, and resources to assist individuals with finding affordable housing. 

    US Disability.gov

    http://www.disability.gov/

    Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security to employment to affordable and accessible housing.

    US Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

    http://www.doleta.gov/jobseekers/

    The US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration website provides program information, resources and online tools to help workers in all stages of the job and career development process.  Resource categories:  Assess Yourself, Explore Career Options, Gain Experience and Credentials; Find a Job, Youth, Deal with a Job Loss, and Know Your Rights as a Worker. 

    US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    http://www.eeoc.gov/

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that prohibit discrimination against job applicants or employees and investigates charges of discrimination against employers who are covered by the law.

    US United States Department of Labor

    http://www.dol.gov/

    The Department of Labor (DOL) fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.

    USDE Individuals with Disabilities Act 2004

    This site was created to provide a "one-stop shop" for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations, released on August 3, 2006. It is a "living" website and will change and grow as resources and information become available.

    USDE Job Accommodation Network

    http://www.jan.wvu.edu

    A website for the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  Provides information about workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation.

    USDE Office of Special Education Programs Tool Kit
     
     
    This web site is designed to provide easy access to information from research to practice initiatives funded by OSEP that address the provisions of IDEA and NCLB. This web site will include resources, links, and other important information that supports OSEP’s research to practice efforts.
     

    USDE Office of Vocational and Adult Education

    http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/index.html

    Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

    What Works Clearinghouse

    http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

    As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education'sInstitute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) wascreated in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence forwhat works in education.