A huge part of life fulfillment for all people is giving back to the community through meaningful work. The road may be long in finding the right training, education and job placement, but the reward is endless.
PACER Center has lots of information on post-secondary planning, assessing accommodations after high school, answering ADA questions, helping a young adult learn, etc.
Institute of Community Integration, a division of the University of Minnesota, improves policies and practices to ensure people living with disabilities can participate in their communities. The site addresses topics related to post-secondary education.
Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL) a Twin Cities Metro-based, non-profit dedicated to the full promotion of supporting individuals with disabilities in their personal efforts to pursue self-directed lives.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services has details of the job training and employment options such as Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) Program, Day Training and Habilitation (DT&G), Supported Employment Services (SES) and Extended Employment Services.
Minnesota Life College is a not-for-profit, vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.
PASS (Plan to Achieve Self- Support) an SSI provision to help individuals with disabilities return to work; it allows individuals with disabilities set aside money and/or things he or she owns to pay for items or services needed to achieve a specific work goal.
Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Be sure to search on Minnesota programs.
Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work.
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) serves qualifying students already attending a college or university. Participants, who include college students with disabilities, receive tutoring, counseling and remedial instruction. Check the website for programs available in Minnesota.