Disability Resources
 at the American Job Centers, Northwest: 

l 249 Thomaston Avenue, Waterbury l 4 Liberty Street, Danbury l 59 Field Street, Torrington, CT

The Disability Resource Coordinator at our American Job Centers in Northwestern Connecticut is your central point of contact and information for employers and employees with workplace needs. The Coordinator is an excellent resource for virtually any program that is designed to help successfully employ people with disabilities.  Contact Gary Madison 203.574.6971 extension 442 or email gary.madison@nrwib.org  

The Disability Resource Coordinator assists employers and jobseekers by:

  • Providing consultation with employers on reasonable accommodations
  • Identifying community resources targeted to people with disabilities
  • Bringing the resources of the American Job Center Network to community events
  • Coordinating staff training on disability-related topics
  • Coordinating public workshops on disclosure, reasonable accommodations, work incentives and job seekers' rights and responsibilities
  • Outreach to in-school and out-of-school youths with disabilities
  • Guidance on SSI and SSDI work incentive programs to help job seekers maintain benefits

 Funding for the Disability Employment Initiative is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. 

In conjunction with the CT Dept. of Labor, the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board  offers services at Waterbury, Torrington and Danbury.  Each year, millions of Americans receive career guidance, job placement and business services from our nation's "One-Stop Career Centers" known as the American Job Center Network (formerly CTWorks).  In Northwestern Connecticut, the CT Department of Labor and the Northwest Regional Workforce Board oversee a team of career agents, job developers and business services consultants to collectively help you reach your goals.  For information on the Connecticut Department of Labor, visit www.ct.gov/dol 

Customers have choices in deciding the services and/or training programs that best fit their needs, as well as the organizations that will provide the services.   The Job Centers offer:

• Career Exploration and One-to-One Assistance
 • Career Readiness Training and an Individual Work Plan
• Job Development Assistance
• Referral to Benefits Counseling
• Job Retention Services
• Supportive Services and referrals to Education, Government and Community Services
• Free workshops, classes and a whole lot more…

 Assistive Technology available in Career Center:

  • 1 TDD machine for the Hearing impaired
  • Scan and Read software
  • Zoom Text
  • J.A.W.S.
  • Talking Typing Teacher

 

Choose Fulfillment  - Choose Earnings  - Choose Work

The American Job Centers in the Northwest are approved Social Security Ticket to Work
'Employment Networks' for SSI and SSDI beneficiaries who want to work.

Individuals can contact: Penny McCoy, Case Manager/Employment Specialist 203.574.6971 ext. 435 penny.mccoy@nrwib.org

Service Providers can contact:  Gary Madison, Disability Resource Coordinator, 203.574.6971 ext. 442 gary.madison@nrwib.org

TICKET TO WORK

Access to Employment Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work

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