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JAN E-News Vol. 15, Issue 3, Third Quarter 2017 ENews: Volume 15, Issue 3, Third Quarter, 2017 The JAN E-News is a quarterly online newsletter. Its purpose is to keep subscribers informed about low-cost and innovative accommodation approaches; the latest trends in assistive technologies; announcements of upcoming JAN presentations, media events, trainings, and Webcasts; and legislative and policy updates promoting the employment success of people with disabilities.      

Make Everyday Adaptive Equipment, Tools & Services Count at Work

Employers provide many accommodations at no cost to employees with disabilities. However, you may find that certain items or services that you use in your daily life outside of work are also important to your workplace success. You are responsible for paying for these things. Today’s blog post shares Work Incentives that can help you save money to afford what you need to achieve your goals. Read this Work Incentives Wednesdays post to learn how a Plan to Achieve Self-Support and Impairment-Related Work Expenses may help you!

SSA Blog Post: Ticket to Work for Young Adults

Tad Asbury of the Bridges from School to Work program joined us and shared resources and advice for young adults as they transition to the workplace. Throughout the presentation, we got many great questions about Bridges, Social Security Work Incentives and job searches. In this You Asked, We Answer! blog post, we answer the top questions to help you on your path to employment. Check out the blog post and visit the WISE archives to watch the webinar.

SSA Blog: Making Interviews Accessible for You!

Reasonable accommodations can help you successfully transition to the workplace. But what about before you have the job? In this blog post, Making Interviews Accessible for You, they talk about reasonable accommodations for the interview process, including what you may want to consider asking and how you can request accommodations when setting up a job interview.

The Price of Reasonable Accommodations

Under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) employers cannot discriminate against workers with disabilities and many are required to provide reasonable accommodations if they are needed to perform job duties. Read our latest blog post to learn more about the costs of reasonable accommodations and who pays for them.

SSA New Blog: Make Working from Home Work For You

As you consider returning to work or starting to work for the first time, working from home may offer you the flexibility and security you need to be productive and achieve your career goals. To learn more about how to work from home, we caught up with Lisa and Lori, who were both featured in Ticket to Work success stories. Lisa and Lori share how working from home gave them the flexibility and security they needed to succeed. Read today’s blog post, Make Working from Home Work for You, for their tips on telework and how the Ticket to Work program helped them.

New Work Incentives Wednesdays: Medicaid While Working

Read Work Incentives Wednesdays: Medicaid While Working, to learn more about Medicaid coverage and returning to work. Because we talk with many people who have questions about keeping their Medicaid coverage when returning to work, we’re sharing how Section 1619(b) of the Social Security Act could help you keep your healthcare coverage as you transition to the workplace. The blog post specifically discusses: • What is Medicaid while working; • Threshold amounts; • Ways to keep Medicaid coverage; and • 1619(b) and other Work Incentives.

Pathways Programs Help Young Adults Explore Career Options

In SSA’s blog post, guest blogger Carmen Adujar-Carreras of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, shares information about the Pathways Programs. The Pathways Programs include an internship program, a program for recent graduates and the Presidential Management Fellows Program. Learn more about how these programs offer young adults the opportunity to explore career options in public service and earn experience with training and mentoring.

SSA Ticket to Work Blog Post and Twitter Chat Opportunity

Join SSA’s June 29 for a Twitter Chat! Join disability employment experts from the Ticket to Work program and the Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) from 1 – 2 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 29, 2017, for a Twitter chat! We will be discussing “Employment for People with Disabilities,” and both groups will share tips and resources that may help you succeed. Haven’t joined a Twitter chat before? No problem! Check out today’s blog post to learn more.

Tips to help you write a cover letter!

From the Social Security Administration: Check out today’s blog post, A Better Cover Letter, to learn the basics of writing a cover letter. Find out what you should include and if you should disclose your disability. Earlier this week, we also shared tips for writing a resume that will get you noticed. Read our guest blog post by Paula Reuben Viellet of Employment Options Inc. to learn more.