Thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), everyone has the right to pursue economic empowerment. But in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people — including many Americans with disabilities — must make employment decisions based on new economic realities. This may be particularly true for young people with disabilities just starting out in the workforce.
Regardless of career stage, job seekers with disabilities need clear and accurate information to understand their options. To help, a new resource, Secure Your Financial Future: A Toolkit for Individuals with Disabilities, explores common concerns and provides resources for people with disabilities as they strive to obtain or maintain employment and the financial stability and freedom it provides. The toolkit includes information on Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts, as well as other resources to help individuals with disabilities prepare for a job and meet their financial goals.
The toolkit was developed collaboratively by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and its Employee Benefits Security Administration in collaboration with The LEAD Center.