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Office of Mental Health

Education and Employment Resources

Resources for young people who want to pursue an education and/or work while managing a mental health disorder.

Educational Resources

Back to SchoolLeaving OMH site
Toolkit for College Students with Mental Health Disabilities

Graduation Options for Students with Disabilities
Power point presentation - September 2013 Transitional Age Youth Institute conference.

Transitions RTCLeaving OMH site
This program conducts cutting edge research that support the transition of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions (age14-30) into rewarding lives as students and workers.

Vocational Resources

CareerZone Leaving OMH site
The place to explore careers related to your strengths, skills, and talents. Help with creating a resume. Develop a budget to get your life on track. Find links to information military careers, or college preparation and financial aid.

New York Employment Services System (NYESS)Leaving OMH site
Provides all New Yorkers with a single point to access all employment-related services and supports.

JobZoneLeaving OMH site
Resources for job seekers, including information on your local “One Stop Center” to find a job.

NYS ACCES-VR Services Leaving OMH site
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.

Social Security Administration “Red Book”Leaving OMH site
The Red Book is written primarily for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve persons with disabilities. It can also be used as a self-help guide for SSA applicants and beneficiaries.

Disability Disclosure

NCWD/Youth – The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for YouthLeaving OMH site
NCWD/Youth is your source for information about employment and youth with disabilities.

Youth organizing! Disabled and Proud! Leaving OMH site
Youth Organizing (YO!) develops community organizing activities to build a power base among youth with disabilities so that we can effectively work for change.