The pandemic has disrupted the personal finances of many Americans. As a result, large numbers of people — including those with disabilities — are making employment–related decisions based on their new financial situation. This toolkit provides a path forward, based on where the individual is in the employment journey, in the following topic areas: Preparing for a Job, Starting a Job, Maintaining a Job, Changing or Losing a Job, and Retiring from a Job — for answers to important questions, including tools and resources to help meet financial goals.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief identifies several practices tested in education and work-based learning programs that would benefit apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. Some of the practices include co-designing programs, tools and materials alongside learners and instructors, or applying classroom-tested UDL practices that translate to the apprenticeship setting and other key practices.
AIM Policy Brief: Strengthening Supports for People with Disabilities in Pre-Apprenticeships Through Policy, Design, and Practice
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief outlines recommended strategies for making pre-apprenticeship programs more inclusive, foster Universal Design, and enhance accessibility for youth and adults with disabilities.
AIM Policy Brief: Funding Inclusive Apprenticeships: Strategies for Braiding, Blending, and Aligning Resources
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief identifies several common funding strategies for funding inclusive apprenticeship programs, including recruitment outreach and supportive services; monetary and in-kind support from the employer and other sources; collaborative funding to braid, blend, and align resources and services; and other collaborative funding approaches.
AIM Policy Brief: Emerging Lessons for Inclusive Apprenticeship Programs: Managing Through the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief shares how organizations pivoted and the major adaptations that were undertaken to continue inclusive apprenticeship programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This AIM Policy and Practice Brief examines how Employment Network service providers and Vocational Rehabilitation agencies can better connect beneficiaries of the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program to apprenticeships.
Learn the fundamentals of apprenticeship in this section of the Apprenticeship Toolkit from U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities by Increasing Access to Apprenticeship Opportunities (PDF)
This issue report prepared for U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) by the Institute of Educational Leadership and HeiTech Services, Inc. provides an overview of the apprenticeship program and opportunities for youth with disabilities. The report also identifies strategies for overcoming obstacles that may impact the participation of youth with disabilities.
A guide for individuals with disabilities from U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) offers youth with disabilities an overview on pursuing inclusive career paths through apprenticeship.