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Finding a Job

benderBender Consulting Services Inc.: Bender Consulting works with private sector and government employers to recruit, screen and hire people with disabilities for professional positions.

Work Accommodations

“Can the company please by me a…”  by Neil Jacobson: Accommodations are productivity tools. Be proud when asking for them.

Disability Employment Research 

“A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities” by Rebecca Vallas, Shawn Fremstad, and Lisa Ekman. Center for American Progress, January 28, 2015.

“Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Return-to-Work Programs” by Maura Bardos, Hannah Burak, and Yonatan Ben-Shalom. Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy, March 2015.

“Federal Expenditures for Working-Age People with Disabilities in Fiscal Year 2008” by Gina Livermore, David Stapleton, and Meghan O’Toole. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics State of the Science Conference, April 23, 2012.

“Half in Ten: Why Taking Disability into Account is Essential to Reducing Income Poverty and Expanding Economic Inclusion” by Shawn Fremstad. Center for for Economic and Policy Research, September 2009.

“Securing the Social Contract: Reforming Social Security Disability.” National Council on Disability , January 29, 2015.

“Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America” by Chana Joffe-Walt.











The Question of David by Denise Sherer Jacobson: A touching, unique and beautiful account of a couple, both with cerebral palsy, who adopt a baby boy and raise him on their own.

SSI & SSDI Statistics and Information

Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income homepage.

Social Security Administration’s Benefits for People with Disabilities: Information and applications for SSI and SSDI.

“SSI Annual Statistical Report, 2013.” Social Security Administration’s Publication No. 13-11827, released September 2014.

Supplemental Security Income—CBO’s February 2014 Baseline: “Caseloads in Thousands; Outlays in Billions of Dollars.”

CareerACCESS: Initiative to reform SSI policies for young adults with disabilities. Website also includes blog that offers testimonials of young adults on SSI.