In terms of internet searches in general the UK seemed to be more in tune to the needs of disabled individuals wishing to work.
Where to find work for disabled individuals – In the UK
Like able-bodied individual, the disabled person can start with the national job bank center. The counselors are trained to help the very skilled and to help the unskilled individual during every stage of the job search process.
Beyond the general job search counselor, special cases may require the help of a specialist in the field. A Disability Employment Advisor will discuss with disabled client the options available to him/her in the job search program. The disability counselor will outline a plan of action, which may even require job course training. In any event the plan will be specific to the special abilities and special needs of each and every client.
Pathways to Work Program – helping disabled individuals get to work (United Kingdom)
Pathways to work is a program for individuals who are receiving some sort of allowance because their work ability has been limited, disrupted, or they have yet to find their first job.
Types of allowances falling under this program are:Employment and Support AllowanceIncapacity BenefitIncome Support on the grounds of incapacityIncome Support (while you are appealing against a decision that you are not incapable of work)
Severe Disablement Allowance
This program is also for people who are claiming disability payments for the first time and it a prerequisite for disability approval. Trained counselors will help with getting the support payments and at the same time try to assist disabled people find paid work as well.
Disabled people taking advantage of Pathways to work may be eligible for extra benefits when participating in this back to work program.
Work Schemes and Programmes
This program will set you in touch with the types of work that will suit your disability
For more info on UK Programmes for disabled individuals click here:
If you live in the Montreal area are disabled and looking for work here are some sites that may help you in your search:
Les Services Opus
Services Opus allows people with intellectual disabilities to develop work habits as part of a program of integration offered by the Center for Disability Rehabilitation Montérégie-Est.
Office des personnes handicapées du Québec
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