Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/Pages/index.aspx

Need assistance or advice on applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)? Try these helpful links.

http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/
http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm

Or contact Kathryn Heatherly:
Heatherly Counseling & Consulting, Inc
503-473-8445
NE Sandy Boulevard # 325
Portland, OR 97220-4948

Oregon Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

http://www.oregon.gov/employ/es/bus/Pages/tax_incentive_programs.aspx

  • In January 2013, the WOTC program was reauthorized and extended to Dec. 31, 2013.
    All Veterans provisions were extended.
  • All Non-Veterans provisions in effect on Dec. 31, 2011, were retroactively reinstated through Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Oregon will process all non-veteran WOTC applications received during the hiatus.
  • Qualified “tax-exempt” (i.e., 501(c)) organizations continue eligibility by hiring qualified workers.
  • 2009 Recovery Act Disconnected Youth and Unemployed Veteran target groups were NOT reauthorized.
Resume and Cover Letter Tips

http://www.qualityinfo.org/olmisj/ArticleReader?p_search=resume&searchtech=1&itemid=00007919
http://www.qualityinfo.org/olmisj/ArticleReader?p_search=resume&searchtech=1&itemid=00001053
http://ustandout.com/career/10-basic-tips-for-entry-level-resumes
http://www.universitylanguage.com/resumes/entry-level-resume-tips/
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/sampleresumes/a/entry-level-resumes.htm

Job Application and Interviewing Tips

http://www.askamanager.org/2013/01/how-to-apply-for-a-job-youre-not-fully-qualified-for.html
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/boost-your-interview-iq/article.aspx
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/focus-on-your-strengths/article.aspx
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/interview-preparation/what-if-your-interview-is-tomorrow/article.aspx
http://career-advice.monster.com/job-interview/Interview-Preparation/Job-Interview-Pointers-Fogarty/article.aspx

Increase your employment skills and get involved in your community! Check out these volunteering opportunities:

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search?l=Portland%2C+OR%2C+USA
http://www.handsonportland.org/
http://www.voa.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer
http://www.freegeek.org/volunteer/
www.oregonfoodbank.org/volunteer
http://www.oregonhumane.org/volunteer/OHS_Adult_Volunteering.asp
http://www.adventisthealthnw.com/about-us/volunteer
http://www.omsi.edu/support/volunteer
http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24200
http://www.oregonvolunteers.org/americorps/ORprograms/

Web and Graphic Design Services

Suzanne Foster, owner
http://www.fostermediastudios.com/

Learn to type

http://www.powertyping.com/
http://blog.gcflearnfree.org/2011/02/17/5-free-sites-for-learning-how-to-type/

Free typing/keyboarding practice
http://www.powertyping.com/typing_test/typing_test.shtml
http://keybr.com/
http://www.learn2type.com/typingtest/lessons/typinglessons.cfm

10-key practice
http://www.typeonline.co.uk/number_pad_lesson1.html
http://www.learn2type.com/TenKeyTest
http://www.mrkent.com/tenkeytutor/index.htm

Asperger’s Info and Support

http://www.aspergersnet.org/
http://aspergers.meetup.com/cities/us/or/portland/
http://www.parentingaspergerscommunity.com/public/601.cfm
http://www.disabilitycompass.org/searches/resources/the-portland-aspergers-syndrome-support-group