Employment Services for People with Disabilities

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Promoting Economic Opportunities for People with Disabilities

The Employment Services Unit (ESU) of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities is committed to promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Through a Federal Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) grant, ESU staff provide benefits counseling to people with disabilities who are interested in understanding the impact of work on their SSI/SSDI benefits.                                                                                                                       

MOPD's Employment Services staff works closely with government and not-for-profit agencies, as well as employers to provide comprehensive services to job seekers with disabilities.

Analysis of Social Security Benefits

Benefits Analysis is a detailed explanation for SSI/SSDI on the affects of working and receiving benefits.

Job Training and Placement Referral

Job Training and Placement Referral is a service provided to people with disabilities under the age of 60 through MOPD's network of employment program partners.

MOPD Youth in Transition Summits

MOPD hosts two annual events aimed at preparing young people with disabilities who are Social Security beneficiaries for the transition to college or the workplace.

Parents and Partners of Students with Disabilities

Chicago Concerned Parents & Partners’ mission is to serve as an avenue for students with disabilities to become self-advocates, self-sufficient and empowered with the support and input of parents/guardians, representative payees and community stakeholders.

Want to become a Program Partner?

For further information on how to become a Employment Services Program Partner, please call the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities Employment Services Unit at 312.746.5743 (voice) or 312.746.5739 (TTY).

MOPD Youth in Transition Summits
  • Fall Summits

For questions regarding registration, please call:

312.746.5743 (Voice)

312.746.5713 (TTY)

312.746.5749 (Fax)

or email: MOPDYouthemployment@cityofchicago.org


All workshops will be located at MOPD Field Office, 2102 W. Ogden Avenue, Chgo. IL