Individuals With Disabilities
Workforce Solutions Cameron is committed to providing employment-related services to all citizens of Cameron County. Workforce Solutions Cameron provides a variety of options to help customers with disabilities use the services, resources, and information offered at each of our Workforce Centers.
Special Note: As a person with a disability, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you have the right to access all services, programs and activities provided at our Workforce Centers.Workforce Solutions Cameron is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
In addition to all service available to customers visiting the Workforce Centers, services available to individuals with disabilities, include, but are not limited to:
- Referrals for reasonable accommodations
- Workshops for a successful job search
- Sign language interpreters upon request
- Accessible technology available at the resource area computers
- Ticket to Work Program Information
- Education and training programs
- Information and referrals to agencies that provide: Social Security disability benefits planning & work incentive programs, job accommodations, public transportation services and vocational rehabilitation.
Pre-Employment Transition Services
Prepare youth for transition into adulthood either for college enrollment and/or successful employment.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act), as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):
- Emphasizes the provision of services to students and youth with disabilities to ensure they have opportunities to receive the training and other services necessary to achieve competitive integrated employment;
- Increases opportunities to practice and improve workplace skills, such as through internships and other work-based learning opportunities;
A student with a disability must meet the following criteria:
- The student must be between 14 and 22 years of age, and must be less than 22 years of age as of September 1 of the previous year;
- The student is eligible for and receiving special education or related services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or is an individual with a disability
- Potentially eligible for VR services (i.e. all students with disabilities, including those who have not applied or been determined eligible for VR services).
Pre-Employment Transition Services:
The five “Required” activities of pre-employment transition services (section 113(b) of the Act and §361.48(a)(2)), which can be provided in group setting or on an individual basis, are:
- Job exploration counseling;
- Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school, after school, or community-based opportunities;
- Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at IHEs;
- Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; and
- Instruction in self-advocacy, including peer mentoring.
If you would like more information on Pre - Employment Transition Services, please contact the TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services near you at:
Brownsville: 956 546-3141 or
Harlingen Harrison Office: 956 423-9266
Harlingen Jefferson: 956 368-5200