Living with a spinal cord injury should not prevent you from seeking and obtaining gainful employment.
Whether you’re looking for a new job or would like assistance at your current job, there are organizations ready to help.
Washington, D.C./Federal Resources
Assistive Technology Resources
The RSA Assistive Technology team of qualified specialists will conduct a comprehensive cost-free assessment to identify the best equipment to help people meet their personal independent living, educational, and professional goals.
DC Vocational Rehabilitative Services
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program provides vocational and rehabilitative services to individuals with disabilities to help them prepare for, secure, regain or retain employment.
Department on Disabilities Services Resources
Exciting initiatives are underway in the District that expand opportunities for people to attain long-term, competitive, or customized employment.
The Federal Government uses Schedule A hiring authority to provide “excepted service” positions to individuals with disabilities. This means that applicants with disabilities for those positions receive preference during the hiring process.
Maryland Division of Rehabilitative Services
DoRS helps people with physical, emotional, intellectual, developmental, sensory and learning disabilities go to work and keep their jobs by providing services such as career assessment and counseling, assistive technology, job training, higher education and job placement.
Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
DARS’ mission is to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.