Work Without Limits
Contributed by the Work Without Limits Partnership
Have you started thinking about what your son or daughter will do after high school? Does your student want to go to work right out of high school? If so, the Work Without Limits program offers resources to help your family think about, plan for, and do the “homework” that will help your son or daughter enter the workforce and explore a career in an area of interest. These resources include:
- Guidance about how to work with your child’s school towards employment goals
- Information about Massachusetts state agencies, and other organizations that might be involved
- Facts about Social Security benefits
Work Without Limits: Putting Abilities to Work in Massachusetts, (WWL) a partnership of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, UMass Medical School and the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is a Massachusetts disability employment initiative. WWL works to maximize work opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities, addresses the needs of employers and strengthens the Massachusetts workforce.
What does this mean for families? WWL is pleased to announce the Work Without Limits Web site at www.workwithoutlimits.org. Click on “Individuals and Families” to find information about employment, timelines for beginning the job search while your student is still in school, conducting job searches, benefits, employment strategies, transportation considerations, and links to other resources. WWL will continue to update and improve the site over the next few months. In the meantime, WWL staff will be presenting a workshop at the upcoming Visions of Community conference on March 13. This will be an opportunity to meet the staff, learn more about the initiative and its focus on enhancing employment opportunities in Massachusetts for youth and adults with disabilities.