Employment

Ticket to Work Program

Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working? SSA has a Ticket to Work Program, training, job referrals land other ongoing support and services.  Ask a lot of questions and be sure you understand and are aware of any restrictions or limitations such as work hours, money earned, how to monitor, what would cause you to your lose your benefits, etc.
For a copy of the brochure click here.  Click here to be directed to the Social Security website.

Shepherd Center’s Benefits Navigator (Social Security Disability Planning)

2020 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
Sally Atwell 404-350-7589 sally_atwell@shepherd.org
Curtis Rodgers 404-350-7598 curtis_Rodgers@shepherd.org
Toll Free 1-866-772-2726

Provides information to assist people between the ages of 14 and 65 who are eligible for Social Security benefits based on a disability. They provide information to help the disabled in making informed decisions when they work and have Social Security benefits at the same time. (They cannot help anyone apply for Social Security nor help with appeals.)

Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries Social Security (PABSS)

Service Areas – all Georgia Counties 404-885-1234 Toll Free 800-537-2329

Assists individuals with disabilities who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits in obtaining information and advice about receiving vocational rehabilitation and employment services.

Georgia Association of Training, Employment and Supports (GATES)

Tripp Cook, Director
44 Broad St., NW, Suite 503 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-523-6674; Fax 404-521-1714
www.georgiagates.org  tcook@georgiagates.org

Georgia Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

Lee Miller, Pres./CEO PO Box 1090 Fortson, GA 31808 706-324-2150; Fax 706-324-4549

Jessica Long, Employment Specialist 

755 Commerce Drive #415 Decatur, GA 30030 400-687-8298 (Ask for Jessica)

Provides a training workshop on “Getting A Job and Being Disabled”. The participants learn such things as: how to determine what types of jobs they can do; how to write resumes; how to interview for a job; learn about having a disability and working; learn their disability rights as an employee, etc.

Briggs & Associates

2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 103 PMB 366 Roswell, GA 30076
770-993-4559 Fax 770-552-7051
www.briggsassociates.org

Assists disabled individuals obtain appropriate employment. Provide “job coaches” to assist each individual. This association charges for their assistance.

Side by Side Clubhouse

1001 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA 30083  770-469-9355
www.sidebysideclubhouse.org

Provides people with a brain injury disability a place to: belong and participate; develop meaningful relationships; find rewarding work; return for ongoing support.