The Coming Home to Work (CHTW) Program is Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment's (VR&E's) primary early intervention and outreach program. Through this initiative, all VR&E services are available to eligible servicemembers and veterans. Participants work with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to determine eligibility and entitlement to VR&E services. Once entitlement is established, the VRC and the servicemember or veteran will work as a team to decide which employment track is most suitable based on each participant's individual needs. VR&E's goal is to assist eligible service members and veterans obtain and maintain suitable employment that will not aggravate their disabilities. This program does not replace or conflict with medical treatment or military requirements.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

  Voice: (800)827-1000
Website: 
http://vetsuccess.gov/coming_home_to_work
 
 


 
The FMLA allows employees to balance their work and family life by taking reasonable unpaid leave for certain family and medical reasons. The FMLA seeks to accomplish these purposes in a manner that accommodates the legitimate interests of employers, and minimizes the potential for employment discrimination on the basis of gender, while promoting equal employment opportunity for men and women.The Family and Medical Leave Act is monitored by the U.S. Department of Labor's, U.S. Wage and Hour Division.

  Voice: (866) 487-9243
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/1421.htm
 
 


 
It is a very high priority with us that people with disabilities--such as a hearing, visual, speech, or other types of disability--get the same opportunities as everyone else to telecommunicate.
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

  Voice: (888) 225-5322
    TTY: (888) 835-5322
    Fax: (866) 418-0232
  Email: fccinfo@fcc.gov
Website: 
http://transition.fcc.gov/cib/dro/
 
 


 
NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. It provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.
National Council on Disability
1331 F Street, NW,
Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004

  Voice: (202)272-2004
    TTY: (202)272-2074
    Fax: (202)272-2022
  Email: ncd@ncd.gov
Website: 
http://www.ncd.gov
 
 


 
The mission of NIDRR is to generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of people with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, and also to expand society's capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities. Toward this end, NIDRR conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment and independent living of individuals of all ages with disabilities. NIDRR's focus includes research in areas such as employment; health and function; technology for access and function; independent living and community integration; and other associated disability research areas. NIDRR is a part of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS).
National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Mailstop PCP-6038
Washington, DC 20202

  Voice: (202) 245-7640
    TTY: (202) 245-7640
    Fax: (202) 245-7323
Website: 
http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/nidrr/index.html
 
 


 
Mission: The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities. Vision: A world in which people with disabilities have unlimited employment opportunities. ODEP is a part of the United States Department of Labor (DOL).
Office of Disability Employment Policy 
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. NW  
Washington DC  20210

  Voice: (866) 633-7365
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
https://www.dol.gov/odep/index.htm
 
 


 
Mission Statement: To provide leadership to achieve full integration and participation in society of people with disabilities by ensuring equal opportunity and access to, and excellence in, education, employment and community living. OSERS is an office of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). In implementing this mission, OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-7100

  Voice: (202) 245-7468
Website: 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html
 
 


 
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP administers the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA authorizes formula grants to states, and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other nonprofit organizations to support research, demonstrations, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development and parent-training and information centers. These programs are intended to ensure that the rights of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and their parents are protected. OSEP is part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), within the Department of Education (DOE).
Office of Special Education Programs
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-7100

  Voice: (202) 245-7459
Website: 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
 
 


 
This web page presents findings on mental health problems in the United States, including the prevalence and treatment of serious psychological distress (SPD) and major depressive episode (MDE) and the association of these problems with substance use and substance dependence or abuse (substance use disorder). This information was compiled by the U.S. Office of Applied Studies, an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Adminstration (SAMHSA)
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857

  Voice: (240) 276-2000
    Fax: (240) 276-2010
  Email: SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov
Website: 
http://www.samhsa.gov/data/#Ch8
 
 


 
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services.
Rehabilitation Services Administration
400 Maryland Ave, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-2800

  Voice: (202) 245-7488
Website: 
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/index.html
 
 


 
Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for some of the following tax credits and deductions. This resource is part of the United States Department of the Treasury's Internal Revenue Services (IRS).
Internal Revenue Service
1111 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20224
Website: 
https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/tax-benefits-for-businesses-who-have-employees-with-disabilities
 
 


 
Relay Services is a communication service for the deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-disabled communities who wish to communicate with a hearing person who uses a standard telephone. Standard TTY relay calls are generally made using a teletype writer, also known as a TTY, a communications device equipped with a keyboard for typing messages and a screen for reading messages. The TTY is connected to standard phone lines and the user dials a Communications Assistant directly. Once connected, the TTY user types their message to the Communications Assistant who relays it by reading it aloud to the hearing person. The Communications Assistant then listens to the hearing persons reply and relays it back to the TTY user through type. The TRS is part of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Disability Rights Office (DRO).
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

  Voice: (888) 225-5322
    TTY: (888) 835-5322
    Fax: (866) 418-0232
  Email: fccinfo@fcc.gov
Website: 
https://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs_by_state.html
 
 


 
The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues ticket to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.

  Voice: (800) 772-1213
    TTY: (800) 325-0778
Website: 
http://www.ssa.gov/work/
 
 


 
The mission of the Department is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
U.S. Department of Transportation
(Write name of specific DOT administration)
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20590

  Voice: (866) 377-8642
	 (202) 366-4000
    TTY: (800) 877-8339
Website: 
https://www.transportation.gov/accessibility
 
 


 
Mission: The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design. The Board develops and maintains design criteria for the built environment, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, and for electronic and information technology. It also provides technical assistance and training on these requirements and on accessible design and continues to enforce accessibility standards that cover federally funded facilities.
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111

  Voice: (800) 872-2253
	 (202) 272-0080
    TTY: (800) 993-2822
	 (202) 272-0082
    Fax: (202) 272-0081
  Email: info@access-board.gov
Website: 
http://www.access-board.gov
 
 


 
ED's mission is to: Strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual; Supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education; Encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs; Promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information; Improve the coordination of Federal education programs; Improve the management of Federal education activities; and Increase the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

  Voice: (800) 872-5327
    TTY: (800) 437-0833
Website: 
http://www.ed.gov/
 
 


 
HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships--particularly with faith-based and community organizations--that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.
451 7th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20410

  Voice: (202) 708-1112
    TTY: (202) 708-1455
Website: 
http://portal.hud.gov:80/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disabilities
 
 


 
The U.S. Department of Justice is responsible for enforcement of Title II and Title III of the ADA and adopts the Accessibility Standards for enforcement under the ADA. Visit the site to access a copy of the currently enforced accessibility standards under the ADA.
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division
Disability Rights Section - NYA
Washington, D.C. 20530

  Voice: (800) 514-0301
    TTY: (800) 514-0383
    Fax: (202) 307-1198
Website: 
http://www.ada.gov/
 
 


 
The Department of Labor 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. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210

  Voice: (866) 487-2365
    TTY: (877) 889-5627
Website: 
http://www.dol.gov
 
 


 
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces Title I (Employment) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit the EEOC site for information on your employment rights and employer responsibilities under the ADA.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507

  Voice: (800) 669-4000
	 (202) 663-4900
    TTY: (800) 669-6820
	 (202) 663-4494
  Email: info@eeoc.gov
Website: 
http://www.eeoc.gov/
 
 


 
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416

  Voice: (800) 827-5722
    TTY: (704) 344-6640
  Email: answerdesk@sba.gov
Website: 
http://www.sba.gov/
 
 


 
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

  Email: wrp@dol.gov
Website: 
https://wrp.gov/LoginPre.do?method=login
 
 
 

Last Updated on:
Thu Jul 7, 2016