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Appalachian Center for Independent Living

A community-based organization that promotes the interdependence, productivity and quality of life of individuals with disabilities through empowerment, integration and inclusion.

Disability Rights of West Virginia

Disability Rights of West Virginia is the federally mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in West Virginia.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions and confidential guidance on disability employment issues.

Mountain State Center for Independent Living

A community-based organization that provides advocacy, networking and resources to people with disabilities and their families.

Northern West Virginia Center For Independent Living

A community-based organization that serves as an all-inclusive advocacy and resource center for people with disabilities and the communities in which they live.

No Wrong Door West Virginia

A guide to local resources for work, education, training and more.

Social Security

Social Security administers two disability-related programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Social Security’s The Work Site

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries ages 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket Program is free and voluntary.

West Virginia Adult Education

Discover opportunities to acquire your high school equivalency diploma or ways to improve work readiness skills, English as a Second Language and U.S. citizenship test preparation.

West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc.(WVARF)

WVARF is a non-profit organization that handles service and commodity contracts for non-profit Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) that participate in the State Use Program. These CRPs across the state provide employment and other services to people with various disabilities. services include vocational evaluation, training, extended employment, job placement, supported employment and follow-up consultation. 

West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS)

WVATS provides services and resources to help West Virginia residents of all ages and abilities make informed decisions about assistive technology.

West Virginia Career Technical Education (CTE)

CTE programs empower students to explore potential careers in various hands-on, technical training programs. CTE programs not only teach students real-world knowledge and skills, but also provide opportunities for industry-recognized credentials and meaningful work-based learning experiences.

West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS)

CTCS coordinates community and technical colleges statewide, partnering with businesses to meet workforce needs and ensuring a meaningful education for students.

West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council

The Council’s mission is to assure that West Virginia citizens with developmental disabilities receive the services, supports and other forms of assistance they need to exercise self-determination and achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion in the community.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

The Commission consists of nine members and has the responsibility of overseeing public four-year institutions of higher education.

West Virginia Independence Network (WIN)

WIN empowers West Virginians living with disabilities through advocacy, skills training, information and referral services, transition services and peer support.

West Virginia State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)

The mission of the SRC is to review, analyze and advise the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services regarding its program eligibility, performance and effectiveness in empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment goals.

West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

The mission of the SILC is to promote the value, equality, full-inclusion and freedom of choice of all West Virginians with disabilities.

West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED)

CED serves as a resource to the community in the areas of education, research and service as it relates to the needs of people with disabilities. CED has a variety of programs to help individuals with disabilities be as independent as possible in their own communities.

Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)

The goal of the WIPA program is to provide information and expertise to beneficiaries of Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to enable those beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices to successfully transition to work.

WorkForce West Virginia

WorkForce West Virginia is a one-stop center for workforce resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training and workforce development services.


WVABLE allows many people with disabilities a way to save and invest without losing public benefits.