Kelly Jaksic from the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support at Social SecurityTo help Social Security disability beneficiaries who are deaf or hard of hearing, Kelly Jaksic from Social Security's Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support is proud to announce that the Ticket to Work program is releasing a new video series in American Sign Language (ASL).  Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community often face unique challenges searching and interviewing for jobs, and maintaining success in their careers. The series will be helpful these beneficiaries as they navigate the Ticket to Work program and work toward financial independence.

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Access to Employment Support Services for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Who Want to Work
 
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Finding Your Way to Employment with Ticket to Work: A New Video Series Presented in American Sign Language

Mar 30, 2015

Kelly Jaksic from the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support at Social SecurityBy Kelly Jaksic of Social Security's Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support (ORDES)

 

To help Social Security disability beneficiaries who are deaf or hard of hearing, I am proud to announce that the Ticket to Work program is releasing a new video series in American Sign Language (ASL).  Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community often face unique challenges searching and interviewing for jobs, and maintaining success in their careers.

As a Deaf person, working on this video series has had special meaning for me personally. There are many different aspects of the Ticket to Work program, and ASL offers an important way for the deaf and hard of hearing to understand how it works. The series will be helpful to other deaf and hard of hearing people as they navigate the program and work toward financial independence. Along with resources on choosework.net and the Choose Work blog, the ASL video series offers a great way to learn about the program, and I'm happy to be part of it!

Check out Finding Your Way to Employment in the Library section of chooseworkttw.net or on YouTube and learn about:

•    How the Ticket to Work program works
•    Who is eligible
•    What types of providers can help job-seekers
•    Which professionals can help job-seekers understand how work will affect their benefits
•    The types of job support services offered
•    How to find a Ticket to Work provider

The Ticket to Work program offers Social Security disability beneficiaries choices in getting the services and support they need to find work and reach their career goals. For people who are deaf and hard of hearing in particular, this video series will provide greater clarity on what the Ticket program can do for them when they are deciding whether they are ready to search for employment and/or maintain their success on the job.

To learn how the program can help you, visit the redesigned website at www.choosework.net or contact the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).