Students with Disabilities
Resources for Students with Disabilities
The American Association of People with Disabilities - (AAPD) is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Visit their web site at http://www.aapd-dc.org for internship opportunities and employment information.
Ability Jobs - Provides employment resources for individuals with disabilities and corporations seeking a diversified work force. Job seeker resources include resume posting and searchable job listings. Job seekers and students seeking internships can freely post their resumes on the site with the knowledge that companies are actively seeking them for employment.
Accessible Employment - AccessibleEmployment.org is a national job board dedicated to including disabled employees in today’s workforce.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities - Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and nearly 300 major national employers. COSD's mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.
Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired - The mission of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired is to promote and provide services in the areas of education, employment, independence and eye health through informed choice and partnership with persons who are blind or visually impaired, their families and the community. http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/
disABLEDperson.com - disABLEDperson, Inc. is a public charity organization since 2002 whose primary focus is disability employment. disABLEDperson Inc. is an organization that also conducts scholarships for college students with disabilities.
DisabilityInfo.gov - Disability Info.gov is a comprehensive online resource designed to provide people with disabilities with quick and easy access to the information they need.
Disability Jobsite - Disability Jobsite provides industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information, search jobs and build your portfolio.
School to Work - White House Internship Program Those selected to participate in the program will gain valuable job experience and an inside look at the life of White House staff while building leadership skills. The 2009 Summer Internship program runs from May 22 - August 14.
EARN - The Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN) is a free service that connects employers looking for quality employees with skilled job candidates. Discover what employers across the nation have learned: hiring people with disabilities is a great business strategy!
ENTRY POINT - This is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business.
GettingHired - GettingHired is a national employment networking portal that uniquely connects job seekers with disabilities with employers committed to hiring them.
HireAbility is a nonprofit organization that, since 1982, has helped people with disabilities obtain competitive jobs, helped employers find often overlooked talent, and helped employers and workers integrate people with disabilities into the workforce and maximize their productive and creative potential. Our service areas are the Greater Philadelphia Region – Southeastern PA and Southern NJ.
National Business & Disability Council The NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
New Jersey Rehabilitation Services - The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services assists individuals with disabilities that are having trouble finding or holding a job because of their disability.
US/Japan Cross-Cultural Disability Leadership and Volunteerism Exchange Program - Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is currently seeking young people with disabilities from diverse cultural backgrounds to apply for an upcoming sixteen-day international exchange program in Japan.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) <http://www.jan.wvu.edu> is a free service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor. JAN has two main focuses, identifying job accommodations and providing technical assistance on the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While not a job placement service, JAN receives questions from people with disabilities looking for work. To address the needs of JAN callers looking for employment, this Employment Guide was developed and provides a four-step process with information, tools, and resources that can be used to find the right job. http://www.jan.wvu.edu/job/
NJ Department of Human Services - Provides links and information to all divisions and services.
The NJ WorkAbility Program offers full New Jersey Medicaid health coverage to people with disabilities who are working, and whose earnings would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid.
Career Fair for Students with Disabilities