CURRENT INTERNET RELATED WORK INCENTIVE RESOURCES FOR PERSONS WITH
by Steve Rodoletz
(If you have found information you think should be included please contact Steve so
that accurate updating and expanded listings can grow with your input. Thank you.)
We have collected employment resources so that you may learn more
and thereby be empowered with knowledge.
Weve arranged each with the contact information we currently have for them as well as a brief description. Most also contain their own resource lists, and we recommend that you take advantage of them. Our mission here was not so much to reproduce the fine efforts of many other disability groups, but to focus the Work Incentive searches towards known areas of value.
Omission from this first edition in no way implies or indicates fault on the part of those working to see persons with disabilities better employed. Indeed, some 325,000 potential net contacts proved just a bit too much.
HOW TO ACCESS WORLD WIDE WEB SITES AND LIST SERVES
One may type in the URL (universal resource location, the http things) for any of the websites and by hitting enter go there (type it exactly). Or highlight the URL and copy/paste it into the URL location within your browsers window, then hit enter. There is even a method within Apples OS8 (Apple Internet Detectors) that allows one to highlight the URL from any document and ask to go there. We have tried to include the specific instructions necessary to join list serves. But some are limited in their membership size and we cannot guarantee youll get right in. Your ISP (internet service provider) has the technical knowhow to open communications between your browser and any newsgroups. Dont be spooked by opening up these contacts, theyre there because they want to hear from you. Good reading!
To speed up your inquiries, we are providing these four quick references before the main listings section:
1. To get announcements, updates, and action alerts...
Subscribe to the National Work Incentives Listserve.
To subscribe - send an e-mail to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There should be no subject line, and the body of the
message should read: join wkincnet your e-mail
address. (Example: join wkincnet email@example.com)
2. To access written materials about work incentive
reform, including information about current work
incentive provisions, analyses of legislative proposals,
and discussions of proposal cost issues... see the VCU
(Virginia Commonwealth University) web page at:
3. If youd like to get involved in a national grassroots
organizing campaign on this issue... please send your name,
address, phone, e-mail address (if available), fax, and a
brief description of your backround, skills, and what youre
interested in doing to:
Center for Independent Living
436 14th Street, Suite 218
Oakland, CA 94612
4. You don't need to buy Internet access to use free
e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com
Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
employment is but one of the many issues highlighted here
disABILITY Information and Resources
an enormously site rich with information and addresses
THE DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST
excellent areas of interest
THE DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST - RESEARCH THE ISSUES
a particularly powerful area of the DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST
we want to insure you discover this
Disability, Work and Social Security Benefits Listserve
strong, uncensored discourse on PASS and Work Incentives
send a message to the SSAWORK address and an email
requesting inclusion to: Warren King <firstname.lastname@example.org>
employment support institute, ESI
reports, commentary and still more resources under Partners.
particularly rich analyses of the costing out of various proposals
and the debate over these financial assumptions.
GAO Home Page
General Accounting Office, where all those reports come from
ILUSA - Main Page
Independent Living USA, what an ILC can do; many subjects and
issues including employment.
Justice for All
national grassroots organization provides updates on what's
happening in Congress on issues of importance to people with
disabilities. To subscribe, send a message with blank subject line
to: JFA. In the body of the message write: subscribe justice (your
email address). Previous JFA Alerts can also be downloaded.
Macintosh/Apple Computer's Disability Connection
Apples full assortment of disability services
MAP (Macintosh Access Passport)
interactive searching for Assistive Technology devices
Master the Maze: A User's Guide to Work Incentives
long developed, well respected, bountiful reports and invaluable
Nandi's Internet Digest -- INFO RESOURCES
a massive and detailed listing of sites and email contacts.
Scroll down through the subjects of interest and find the
addresses you can use
National Council on Disability Economic Empowerment Page
independent federal agency, lots of how-to... , well
organized. This Web site, maintained by NCD's Jamal Mazrui, is a
treasure chest of information related to federal disability
employment policies. Text versions of every related
report and proposal soon after it is issued. Visit often if
you want to keep up to date on federal initiatives. An even easier
way to stay updated is to have Jamal email you new materials as
he finds them. Send him email at email@example.com
with NCD Info List as the subject, and request to receive his info
National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
these folks should be current on everchanging regulations
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc. (NLS)
a not-for-profit agency located in Buffalo, New York. NLS
provides free legal services to persons with low-income and
persons with disabilities.
The Networker and Texas PASS Network
The Networker is not actually a Web site. Daniel Scarborough,
who started and runs the TPN, collects comments and
periodically mails the collection to Networker/TPN participants.
To join the network, send an e-mail message to Daniel at:
firstname.lastname@example.org telling him that you want to participate.
Small Business Administration
all the information all that money has researched
Social Security Advisory Board
Margaret S. Malone, Staff Director
Social Security Advisory Board
400 Virginia Avenue, SW, Suite 625
Washington, DC 20024
Social Security Disability Home Page
SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) News Group
information, tips, experiences, FAQs, and stories about SSDI.
Steven S. Palmer <email@example.com>
Social Security Red Book on Work Incentives
much of the calculating starts with these equations, a must read
* The following individuals have indicated their
willingness to be included in this preliminary listing:
Barbara Knowlen - Barrier Breakers (PASS writing and training)
4239 Camp Road
Oriskany Falls, NY 13425
Barbara has spent years developing a PASS writing manual that
goes a very long way towards decrypting the PASS morass. She
has written hundreds of individual PASSs, trained the PASS
Cadre and counseled national organizations on Work Incentives
at a number of conferences dedicated to that ideal. Barb is
based in Minneapolis.
Scott A. Lay - PASS and Work Incentives (see...Master the Maze )
Scott has been acknowledged as an expert on Work Incentives
for many years as well. His site explains and compares SSI/SSDI,
particularly as they relate to working.
John W. Olson - Benefits counseling and PASS Services
John is currently working for the Southern Service Center for Independent
Living in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. His work is concerned with ADA issues,
generally public accomodations T-3. John is also a member of the board of
directors of a Community Action Program for SouthWest Wisconsin, on the
board of Madison Wheelchair Athletics, and a member of the Governor's Committee
for People with Disabilities.
[This list was developed by the NCIL subcommittee on Work Incentives and SSA] v.2/99