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Career Resources for Persons with Disabilities

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As a student with a disability there are important factors for you to consider as you search for internships or employment or apply to graduate school. You may have questions about your rights, disclosure, accommodations and which laws might apply to you. Below are resources to help you in the career exploration and preparation process, this list is in no means exhaustive but will hopefully help you as you develop and achieve your career goals. Please feel free to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment with the Center for Career Education (CCE) or the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to discuss the disclosure process and any additional questions you may have.

Disclosure Information

If you're wondering about if and how to approach the disclosure process before, during, and after an interview Work Without Limits shares very useful information regarding some of your options.

Employment Organizations and Resources

Advancing Science, Serving Society - Entry Point identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for outstanding internship and co-op opportunities.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities - A unique professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.  COSD's mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.

Disability.gov - A website connecting the disability community to information and opportunities.

Employment Resources for the Disabled - Here you will find resources for those with disabilities seeking employment.

Job Accommodation Network - JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.

Lime Connect -  A not for profit corporation founded in 2006 to represent a fresh, out-of-the box business approach in the disability talent space.

Legal Information

Americans with Disabilities Act - A guide for individuals with disabilities seeking employment.

Ticket to Work - This section of The Work Site contains information on the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170), and the Ticket to Work Program.

Professional Organizations

American Association of People with Disabilities - A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Americans with disabilities.  Website features employment opportunities as well as internships and fellowships, including one in Washington, DC. 

National Business & Disability Council - The National Business & Disability Council is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate peopl e with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace. The Council offers job seekers with disabilities the opportunity to search a database for current job postings.